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About Nurse Laura

Registered Clinical Director
Cannabis Nurse
President of NCDC
National Clinical Director Consortium
Medical Director of CSF
Connor Sheffield Foundation
Laura is a registered nurse and cannabis educator
Laura Barrett, MBA, BSN, RN, better known as Nurse Laura, is a certified cannabis and integrative medicine nurse/health mentor who brings over 20 years of experience helping patients cope with critical illness and chronic disease. Her enthusiasm for wellness and led her to explore the multiple medical cannabinoid options available. Nurse Laura has worked in each of the plant touching cannabis fields: growing, processing and opening dispensaries, as well as sales, marketing, and compliance. Nurse Laura works with providers, patients, caregivers, and dispensary staff to educate, inform, and collaborate to find the best options for improving quality of life. 

Nurse Laura founded the National Clinical Director Consortium to support the role of the Clinical Directors across the country. This group works to ensure access to healthcare professionals (nurses, pharmacists and cannabis providers) knowledgeable in plant medicine for patients, dispensary staff, and other providers. Nurse Laura also serves on the Board for the Connor Sheffield Foundation promoting research and advocacy for medical cannabis. 

Nurse Laura is President and Founder of the National Clinical Directors Consortium. She is also President of the Connor Sheffield Foundation.


Nurse Laura's Mission

… to serve people with compassion while providing education to empower them to improve their lives naturally.


Nurse Laura's
Qualifications, Education & Certification

2021 – Founder and President of NCDC

            National Clinical Director Consortium

2019 – Healer Certified provider (onsite) with Dr. Sulak

2018 – Recertified ACNA (American Cannabis Nurses)

2018 – METRC Curriculum for Processing/Dispensary updated

2017 – ASA (Americans for Safe Access) Patient Focused Certification

2017 – ACNA American Cannabis Nurse Certification

2017 – METRC Cultivator training class complete

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