CannaVi Alternative Care

Virtual Coaching  for

Medical Cannabis Science & Therapeutics

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What is Cannabis?
Cannabis, over the years, has been known by several other names that you may be familiar with, such as Marijuana, Weed, Grass, Devil’s Lettuce, and Mary Jane, just to name a few. All of these names were the result of cannabis prohibition. People wanted to keep using cannabis partly because of its medicinal properties; therefore, they came up with other names for it, and over the years, many of them stuck. However, it is time that we retire all those names and use its given name of Cannabis.
 
Cannabis contains around 540 chemical substances. Compounds such as cannabinoids and terpenes are among those substances which produce a harmonious effect when used together. Two popular cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) & Cannabidiol (CBD). THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid and has the famous “high”; what you are feeling is euphoria & relaxation. CBD is better known for its possible therapeutic effects and does not produce a “high.”Terpenes produce the smell you pick up from cannabis; they are aromatic oils that contain distinct flavors like pine, citrus, and berry. Terpenes can also play a role in the effects of cannabis as they may promote stress relief and relaxation, while other terpenes are prone to encourage focus & insight.
 
Before prohibition, Cannabis was widely used for its medicinal properties worldwide. From tinctures & salves to smoking, human beings were using cannabis. Studies have shown that cannabis may alleviate pain (including neuropathic pain), control nausea & vomiting, stimulate appetite, reduce anxiety and depression, and reduce inflammation, among many other effects. 

Cannabis is federally illegal; however, over half of the U.S. states have passed laws to legalize it at the state level for medical and/or recreational purposes. Don't have a medical cannabis card?  No problem! My services are for everyone 21 and older (and pediatric patients with parent/guardian consent) that would like medical cannabis coaching. I do not inquire about the legality of cannabis in your state of residence; that is YOUR responsibility. I am here simply to help anyone that would like guidance in their cannabis journey.

What is a Medical Cannabis Coach?

As a Medical Cannabis Coach, I guide individuals that want to use OR  are using Cannabis. I recommend specific strains and provide dosages based on your conditions/symptoms. Cannabis is not your only option; I also offer to coach individuals seeking to use CBD only. Below is a list of conditions/symptoms for which I can provide coaching.

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Medical Cannabis Virtual
Coaching Available For:
  • Acne
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cachexia and Appetite Loss
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Drug Addiction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Gerontology
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Menopause
  • Migraine and/or Headache
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain (Chronic)
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Pregnancy and Lactation
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Schizophrenia/ Psychosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Skin Conditions
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Sport Medicine
  • Stress
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Women's Health
*If you have a condition that is NOT listed, send me a message using the contact option
and provide me with more information about your condition.
 

Ready to get started?

After you have selected the virtual coaching package that best fits your needs, you will fill out intake forms that will assist me in learning about your health issues. This review of your health issues is essential in creating your personalized medical cannabis regimen. Therefore, it is essential that you list EVERY medication and/or supplement, and treatments that you are taking when filling out the intake forms for your virtual coaching appointment. Cannabis, like other medications, is subject to drug interactions that can lead to unwanted side effects, including further complications from existing medical conditions. 
 
The following medications have the potential to interact with Cannabis:
*Blood Thinner Medications
*Blood Pressure Medications
*Upcoming Surgeries
*Medications with Grapefruit Warning
 
Have a question about any of these medications?
Send me a message with your concerns using the contact option

 

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CannaVi Alternative Care Medical Cannabis Virtual Coaching Packages:
Each Virtual Coaching Package Includes:
  • Full review of medical history, including current medications and treatments
  • Medical cannabis virtual coaching session
  • Follow-up phone call 
  • Follow-up medical cannabis virtual coaching session (depending on package)
  • Personalized medical cannabis regimen that includes recommended cannabis strains recommended administration method and dosing instructions
  • A printable handout with the recommended product (s), dosing instructions, poison control center phone number and address near you, and address and phone number to the nearest emergency clinic or hospital
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Disclaimer
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I am not a licensed health care professional; I am a medical cannabis coach. Coaches do not diagnose or treat disease. That’s for medical physicians and other licensed healthcare professionals. I do not provide recommendations for a medical cannabis card either. Any information on this website or provided during coaching sessions is from my personal experience, education, and research. It is not to be taken as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 

About

Viridiana Edwards
(aka "V")
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Viridiana Edwards B.S. M.A. M.S.

Predoctoral Student | Human Services

U.S. Army Veteran

Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics Coach

CannaVi Alternative Care was founded by Viridiana Edwards (Vee). Viridiana is a born and raised Texan. At 17, she joined the U.S. Army and left for South Carolina for basic training. A few years later, in 2009, she received orders to report to her new unit in Iowa and was set to deploy to Kandahar, Afghanistan. In June of 2015, Viridiana received a medical retirement from the U.S. Army after ten years of service due to her injuries while serving in Afghanistan from 2009-to 2010.

Viridiana sought treatment for her injuries with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Unfortunately, she was prescribed pharmaceutical medications that harmed her instead of helping her.  Since the Department of Veterans Affairs treatments were unsuccessful for Viridiana, she began treating her PTSD, chronic pain, neuropathic pain, and paralysis episodes with medical cannabis. Viridiana started making her own CBD sublingual drops and body oil. Viridiana's personal experience and evidence-based practices help her create personalized regimens for individuals seeking medical cannabis coaching.

 
In 2019, Viridiana was accepted into the first class in the nation’s first Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Viridiana has published two papers on medical cannabis and continues to research and advocate for national medical cannabis access for veterans.

Viridiana has released two Cannabis jingles!

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