Region: Midwest Cannabis Business Conference

Midwest Cannabis Business Conference

SEP. 22-23, 2021
Detroit, MI
Midwest CannaNurses

Biyyiah Lee

Biyyiah Lee is a Chicago, Illinois native, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Alumna, and a current registered nurse in Detroit, Michigan that advocates for safe, effective, and informed cannabis consumption. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the National Black Nurses Association, American Cannabis Nurses Association, Cannabis Nurses Network, Society of Cannabis Clinicians, and Minorities for Medical Marijuana. Locally, she engages in various public service organizations enabling her development into a well-rounded, social equity and health equity focused, servant leader who has successfully overseen a myriad of different community service and fundraising initiatives. Biyyiah serves as a board member for CAAN Academy of Nursing in Matteson, Illinois and Higher Learning Institutions in Pontiac, Michigan. She is currently in pursuit of a Masters Degree in Advanced Public Health Nursing and desires to practice in the area where cannabis and public health overlap. She has been selected to participate in the 2021 Cohort of the Ambrose Scholars program with a focus on policy to address the gaps in cannabis education among healthcare providers. To date, she has taken part in several State and City run initiatives and workgroups related to adult use (recreational) marijuana implementation and related social equity considerations. Biyyiah has also obtained a certificate as a Medical Cannabis Consultant to further her efforts in promoting the safe and effective consumption of cannabis. She has been recognized as a 2021 Under 40 Awardee and as a 40 under 40 emerging nurse leader for her cannabis education and advocacy as well as by the National Black Nurses Association and the Illinois Nurses Foundation, respectively. Lastly, she is the co-founder of Midwest CannaNurses™, an educational consulting company based in Detroit, MI that is dedicated to promoting the recognition of cannabis as plant based therapy in diverse settings through education and advocacy.

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