Eileen Konieczny, RN, has spent decades working to alleviate the suffering of those she cared for as a bedside registered nurse who specialized in cancer. Since 2008, after learning how safe and therapeutic the cannabis plant can be, Eileen stepped out of her comfort zone and began advocating on behalf of its use as medicine. International Nurse Leader, President, Strategist, and Cannabis Nurse are all titles that Eileen holds from her work and knowledge around cannabis. She has educated thousands on the benefits of cannabis and played an instrumental role in securing safe access to medical cannabis for 23 million people. Eileen lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her family, pets and farm animals.
Lauren Wilson is a professional writer, cannabis enthusiast, and food lover. She initially came to the cannabis world as a recreational user in her youth, and has since developed a far more deep and meaningful relationship to the plant as a patient seeking a natural and non-toxic option for chronic pain relief. As co-author of Healing with CBD , Lauren hopes to help and support those who may not have considered cannabis therapeutics, offering the knowledge and confidence they might need to try it. A graduate from Toronto’s George Brown Chef School in 2008, Lauren is the author of The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide and The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide and lives in Brooklyn, NY.