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11: Understanding Medical Marijuana with Jessica Kallaugher, CRNP
Erin Kinney, naturopathic doctor, naturopathy, functional medicine, food allergies, adrenal stress, genetic testing, hormone testing, nutritional counseling
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Understanding Medical Marijuana

11: Understanding Medical Marijuana with Jessica Kallaugher, CRNP



Have you ever talked to your provider about how medical marijuana can benefit you?

Jessica Kallagher is here to answer all of our questions about medical marijuana.

Jessica is a board-certified nurse practitioner who specializes in using medical cannabis in her practice at the Maryland Natural Releaf Medical Cannabis Clinic.

Jessica Kallagher completed her primary undergraduate degree at Colgate University where she majored in Behavioral Neuroscience. She worked for several years in the Department of Medical Psychology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, assisting with research on the cognitive and neurological sequelae of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and addiction. After this, she attended Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, earning a BSN in 2011. She then worked as an RN in medical/surgical organ transplant at University of Maryland Medical Center.  

She graduated from University of Maryland School of Nursing in 2014 with an MSN and focus in Adult and Gerontological Primary Care. After graduation, she worked as a Nurse Practitioner at Maryland Pain Specialists. There she developed an interest in cannabis as medical therapy due to its safety profile and ability to impact multiple pathways involved in chronic pain and associated medical concerns. 

We are talking about common conditions that medical cannabis can help with, the difference between hemp-derived CBD and marijuana-derived CBD, and more.


In Today’s Episode We Discuss: 


  • Common conditions medical cannabis can help with
  • The importance of quality of sleep and how cannabis helps
  • The difference between hemp-derived CBD and marijuana-derived CBD
  • An explanation of the entourage effect
  • The different methods of taking CBD and THC
  • How to find medical marijuana in your area if it’s legal in your state


If there is something that you have really been struggling with and you’ve tried other avenues, this might be something for you to try. 

We recommend talking to someone who specializes in it in your area and also talking to all of your providers about this so you can receive the best care!

If you’re ready to start discussing your naturopathic medicine needs, head over to my website to schedule a free 15-minute call!


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