Holistic Cannabis Education, Training, And Business-Building

NCIA’s Bethany Moore is joined by Donna Shields from The Holistic Cannabis Academy. Donna is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has spent her career in food product development, as a cookbook author and nutrition spokesperson. Her experience is broad and wide, ranging from the US Army Medical Corp, faculty at the Culinary Institute of America and as a health communications expert at Fortune 100 companies. After successfully treating breast cancer with conventional and holistic treatments, she turned her attention to educating about the healing properties of cannabis. Based in the Boulder, CO area, Donna’s culinary cannabis expertise shines through in all her work, including as a contributor to The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook.
The Holistic Cannabis Academy is a cannabis education, training, and business-building platform for holistic-minded practitioners about medical marijuana and its integration with other healing modalities. The underlying strength of the Holistic Cannabis Academy is its principal’s life-long colleagues and friends Laura Lagano, MS, RDN, CDN and Donna Shields, MS, RDN. As registered dietitian nutritionists with a combined 50 years of experience, they serve as the bedrock for a business built on education, science, and practical application. They offer a unique combination of well-respected credentials, functional medicine and integrative clinical nutrition experience, health communications expertise, and culinary know-how. They discuss cannabis education about both health and policy, and how the industry is hosting tons of conferences and sharing information, as well as if there is a theme to the messaging we should know about as an industry for those of us who only talk to cannabis industry peers. of us who only talk to cannabis people.