Episode 87: Let’s Talk Cannabis – Everything You Need to Know with guest Donna Shields

During David’s conversation with Donna Shields, Dietitian and co-founder of the Holistic Cannabis Academy, they cover everything you need to know about (you guested it) cannabis!  Donna tells us her journey as a dietitian, once working for the US Army and culinary institute, as well as how her breast cancer diagnosis opened her eyes to the world of cannabis and the lack of cannabis education for practitioners.  She talks about how this spurred the idea of the Holistic Cannabis Academy and how the audience has shifted an grown.

Donna and David do a deep dive into some of the topics from Episode 79 and more. Donna shares with us the different types of THC and CBD, explaining how they can act differently with the endocannabinoid system. Some of their other topics include regulation of marijuana and CBD, the impacts of health, the stigmatization of marijuana users, impacts of the industrialization of cannabis cultivation, what to do if your just entering the world of cannabis, and things to look out for when purchasing.

If the endocannabinoid system and the Holistic Cannabis Academy sound familiar, it was first mentioned on Episode 79, where David interviewed Laura Lagano. If not, go give it a listen too!

Donna Shields is co-founder of the Holistic Cannabis Academy, an online training program for health practitioners. As a registered dietitian, Donna began in the US Army Medical Corp, as a spokesperson for Fortune 100 food brands and managed health communications, globally, for The Coca-Cola Company. She’s been a freelance food and nutrition writer, full time faculty at the Culinary Institute of America and authored several cookbooks, including contributor to The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook. Donna consults with the cannabis industry, offers cannabis retreats for professionals and is currently focused on helping health practitioners, in the US and Europe, build their cannabis coaching businesses.

This Episodes Links and Resources
Holistic Cannabis Academy
Cannabis Consultant
Donna Shield’s email: Shieldsdonna12@gmail.com

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