About Us

cannabisMD is the only non-advocacy destination for consumers exploring wellness, healing, and healthy living through CBD and medical cannabis. Our team of doctors, experts, and journalists provides authoritative advice; medical, legislative, and lifestyle news; and the latest research; along with compelling personal stories to empower our audience to make smart, educated choices about CBD and cannabis.

The goal of cannabisMD is to advance consumer understanding of medical cannabis and CBD, share the most up-to-date research and news, and debunk false stories and claims. We are the platform for thought leaders in the cannabis space and elevate the work of responsible entrepreneurs and medical experts at the forefront of the cultural conversation.

Who We Are

Dr. Jordan Tishler

Dr. Jordan Tishler


Dr. Jordan Tishler is a Harvard-educated internal medicine and emergency care physician and a leading expert on cannabis medicine in the U.S. and beyond. Dr. Tishler trained at the renowned Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts, and is faculty at both the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is the President of the Association of Cannabis Specialists, an organization which aims to educate clinicians, lawmakers, and the industry about cannabis medicine, and a frequent speaker and author on a variety of topics related to the medical applications of cannabis.

Dr. Junella Chin

Dr. Junella Chin


Dr. Junella Chin is an advocate for better understanding of the science and medicine of cannabis. At her practice, MedLeafRx, she and her team of doctors are bicoastal, servicing patients of California and New York. They have been integrating medical cannabis into treatment since 2001. Dr. Chin is a frequent keynote speaker on the science and medicine of cannabis and has spoken at hospitals, conferences, and events all over the world. Her work has been featured in St. Jude’s Medical, Huffington Post, Cornell Tech, Good Housekeeping, USA Today, and NBC TODAY, among others. The book she co-authored,Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness, will be released in June 2019.

Andrea Drummer

Andrea Drummer


Chef Andrea Drummer began her career as a youth advocate and anti-drug counselor before attending Le Cordon Bleu to pursue her passion in food. Since then, Chef Drummer has been a pioneering force in the culinary and cannabis industry, starting her cooperative, Elevation VIP in 2012. She is the author of the book Cannabis Cuisine: Bud Pairings of A Born Again Chef and has partnered with The James NoMad Hotel in New York to create an in-room-dining, CBD-infused menu which is currently available for guests. Chef Drummer’s work has been featured in Marie Claire, Vogue, Forbes, Bon Appetit, the Los Angeles Times, among many others.

Jordan Person, LMT, LPN

Jordan Person, LMT, LPN


Jordan Person is a licensed nurse and massage therapist. She is the founder of two wellness based companies, Primal Therapeutics and Primal Healing. An outspoken advocate for cannabis education and activism, she focuses specifically on the research and development of organic skincare. Person has worked in the medical field for nearly 20 years, and is currently studying herbalism.

Elizabeth Mironchik-Frankenberg

Elizabeth Mironchik-Frankenberg


Dr. Elizabeth Mironchik-Frankenberg is a veterinarian and a passionate cannabis advocate, consultant, educator and writer. She is dedicated to providing the veterinary and cannabis industries with resources promoting education and safe practices regarding cannabis use in pets. To learn more, visit her website here.

Dr Carey Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, RYT

Dr Carey Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, RYT


Carey S. Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, RYT has been a nurse for 24 years, with a wide practice background including experience within the acute care setting, pediatrics, hospice care, and parish nursing. Dr. Clark is an associate professor at University of Maine at Augusta and the President of the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA). Dr. Clark has presented on the endocannabinoid system and the nurse’s role with supporting medicinal use of cannabis at the American Holistic Nurses Association national conference and the Oncology Nursing Society’s National Congress. Dr. Clark continues to support oncology and holistic nurses’ cannabis science knowledge development through her presentations at local and regional conferences. She was a part of the team that created the cannabis care certificate program for nurses at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and she is the editor of the forthcoming Wolters Kuhlwer textbook Cannabis: A Handbook for Nurses (2021). Dr. Clark looks forward to sharing her knowledge with other like-minded nurses and healthcare providers.

Dr. Lynn Marie Morski

Dr. Lynn Marie Morski


Lynn Marie Morski, MD, Esq. is a board-certified family and sports medicine physician and attorney. She is also the host of the Plant Medicine Podcast, which aims to educate the medical community and interested patients on the power of plant medicines like CBD, cannabis, and beyond.

Ron Schefdore, DMD

Ron Schefdore, DMD


Ron Schefdore, DMD, graduated top of his clinical class in 1983 from Southern Illinois University’s School of Dental Medicine, and maintains a high-end private practice in the western suburbs of Chicago. He authored the book “Better Service, Better Dentistry, Better Income” and has written over 50 articles for numerous medical journals. Dr. Schefdore has been nationally recognized as one of the top CE certifying clinicians by Dentistry Today magazine every year for the last decade, and aims to keep his “streak” going far into the future. Dr. Schefdore is also the President of Pharmaden Nutraceuticals – a company that provides medical grade nutritional adjuncts to dental treatment.

Mary Clifton, M.D.

Mary Clifton, M.D.


Mary Clifton, M.D. is a licensed and board-certified internal medicine doctor practicing in Manhattan. A recognized expert in CBD and cannabis, she is the founder of CBDandCannabisInfo.com and the highly respected professional certification course, “The Cannabinoid Protocol.” She provides specialized consultation on patient and provider education, telemedicine, and cannabinoids, and has worked with several pharmaceutical, CBD, and cannabis corporations. She also speaks at major cannabinoid events around the world, including Africa, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Clifton is the bestselling author of “The Grass Is Greener: Medical Marijuana, THC & CBD OIL: Reversing Chronic Pain, Inflammation and Disease” and “Get Waisted”, as well as five companion cookbooks. Her series of cannabis education videos can be found on YouTube.

Gretchen Lidicker

Gretchen Lidicker


Gretchen Lidicker is a writer, researcher, and author of the book CBD Oil Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide To Hemp-Derived Health & Wellness. She has a masters degree in physiology and complementary and alternative medicine from Georgetown University and is the former health editor at mindbodygreen, one of the world’s biggest health and wellness media companies. She’s been featured in the New York Times, Marie Claire, Forbes, SELF, The Times, Huffington Post, and Travel + Leisure.

Mary Sauer

Mary Sauer


Mary Sauer is a Kansas City-based writer with work appearing in Parade, Vice’s Tonic, and Remedy Review. She writes about mental health, cannabis, and parenting.

Marie Lodi

Marie Lodi


Marie Lodi is a LA-based writer and editor covering beauty, fashion, and cannabis. She is also the co-host of Fishnet Flix, a podcast about fashion in film and runs the food blog The Bloodfeast.

Alexa Peters

Alexa Peters


Alexa Peters is a Seattle-based freelance writer who covers wellness, culture, and music. Alexa’s work has appeared in Leafly, The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, Thrillist, and in Audiofemme, where she is a regular music columnist.

Joshua Neilly

Joshua Neilly


Joshua Neilly is the chief growth officer of cannabisMD and the CEO of Fat Fish Marketing Limited. A veteran in the cannabis digital media space, Neilly spent three years at Namaste Technologies in senior SEO and marketing roles.

K.Astre

K.Astre


K. Astre is a California-based cannabis culture and lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in Forbes, The San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Leafly, and Cannabis Now, among others. She has a global appetite for art, music and culture and fuels her creativity with tea, yoga, meditation, and, of course, cannabis.

Shira Adler

Shira Adler


Shira Adler is the author of “The ABCs of CBD: The Essential Guide for Parents (And Regular Folks Too).” She is also a well-known CBD speaker, educator, and activist and the founder and CEO of Synergy by Shira Adler — a holistic wellness company she founded in 2011. You can find more about her work at ShiraAdler.com.

Nicola Bridges

Nicola Bridges


Nicola Bridges is an award-winning writer and editor who’s covered health, wellness, and women’s lifestyle for the past two decades. The former editorial director for Prevention.com and editor in chief of Working Mother, she is currently a regular contributor to Parade Magazine and The Fine Line where she writes about trends in modern health.

Anna Wilcox

Anna Wilcox


Anna Wilcox has been writing about cannabis for the past six years. Her work has been featured in Herb, Leafly, Cannabis Now, and Green Flower, among others.

Sarah Tyrrell

Sarah Tyrrell


Sarah Tyrrell is a health, wellness, and lifestyle writer based in Ireland whose work has appeared in The Irish Times and The Independent, among others. In 2017, she founded the lifestyle brand “Self Love and Sarah” to promote healthy self image and body positivity for women.

Ed Weinberg

Ed Weinberg


Ed Weinberg is an American journalist who’s written stories on everything from cannabis to textiles, architecture, urban exploration, and culture in Vietnam, where he spent seven years. Previous to freelance writing, he held senior editorial positions at Word Vietnam and the Vietnam Investment Review.

Kerri Watt

Kerri Watt


Kerri Louise Watt is an experienced health and fitness advisor with 20 years of martial arts under her belt. She reports on the healthy lifestyle revolving around CBD and its future potential in fitness. You can find her work at kerrilouisewatt.com.

Nick Slater

Nick Slater


Nick Slater is the executive editor of cannabisMD. His work can be found in Slate, National Geographic, The Daily Beast, and many other outlets.

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