EPISODE #157 Cannabis and Traumatic Brain Injury with Nikki Lawley, Founder of Nikki and The Plant
This week, we’re joined by Nikki Lawley - cannabis advocate, educator, and Founder of Nikki and The Plant.
Nikki shares her personal story of discovering and using medical cannabis to aid her recovery from a traumatic brain injury, along with her current patient advocacy work.
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About Nikki Lawley, Founder of Nikki and The Plant
Nikki Lawley is a patient advocate, speaker, and founder of Nikki and the Plant. She personally discovered cannabis as medicine after suffering a life-changing injury while working as a pediatric nurse.
In October of 2016, Nikki was a 46-year-old woman whose life changed in literally a second. Going from being a medical professional to becoming a patient was a major adjustment and almost cost this vibrant mother, wife, and career professional to contemplating taking her own life after becoming a victim of the traditional medical system, seeing over 50 doctors, and was on cocktails of drugs that each had more and more side effects. Four months after her injury, Nikki found plant medicine.
Nikki and the Plant is a pillar of medical cannabis advocacy and a champion for the importance of sharing patient stories. She is planning on creating the first product line focusing on cannabis and the science behind why cannabis helps support for her chronic pain, cognitive function, anxiety, and depression.
Nikki is on the Patient Advisory Board for NY State Americans for Safe Access and for Cannabis BPO. Nikki is considered a leading voice in the community, chronicling her journey from being a healthcare provider to a patient to an advocate. She hopes to bring worldwide awareness to invisible illness and disability. She has been a guest on multiple podcasts and shows including “Let’s Be Blunt with Montel Williams.
‘When I find the right [cannabis], I'm a different human, I don't feel brain-injured’
Nikki’s Website www.nikkiandtheplant.org
Connect with Nikki on Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-lawley-aa281517/?trk=people-guest_people_search-card
Nikki’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/nikkiandtheplant
Nikki’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikkiandtheplant/
Nikki’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8gIjFp_5cCEiwbTHBQXfrw