Roni Stephenson is a seasoned Master Herbalist with over 22 years of experience in herbal medicine complemented by 12 years of experience in managing and educating about cannabis and CBD benefits for overall well-being. Her extensive background includes educating clients and medical professionals on the benefits, uses, and safety of these natural remedies in various settings such as hospice care, health support groups, cancer centers, product development, conferences, and conventions.
With a passion for wellness and extensive experience in the field, Roni Stephenson brings a wealth of knowledge to the world of botanicals, cannabis and Hemp/CBD. Her journey into the world of herbal medicine began with her pursuit of a Master Herbalist degree at Dr. Christopher's School of Natural Healing in Utah, which she completed in September 2001. More recently she received certification as a Consultant from Medical Marijuana 411 in Washington State in 2018.
In 2008, Roni faced a life-altering diagnosis of stage 4 large B-cell lymphoma, accompanied by a grim prognosis of a mere 30% chance of survival. To combat this formidable challenge, she endured six grueling rounds of chemotherapy and underwent 17 radiation treatments. Seeking relief from the harsh side effects of these therapies, Roni embarked on a profound exploration of the therapeutic potential of cannabis. Through her personal journey, she discovered how cannabis alleviated her pain, mitigated nausea, restored her appetite, eased anxiety, improved her sleep, and enhanced her overall well-being. Motivated by her transformative experiences and the wealth of knowledge she accumulated, Roni found her calling in supporting and educating individuals facing health adversities. Her mission was to provide others with the same invaluable support and benefits she had personally derived from cannabis medicine. In 2018, when hemp/CBD became available for wider use, Roni integrated the nuances of its benefits into her expertise.
Her dedication to educating individuals and healthcare providers has made her a trusted source of information in the industry. Roni was featured in the Taos News and volunteered at the Cancer Family Retreat in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She served as a speaker on a panel at the Clinical Symposium on Medical Cannabis. Roni has been advising Respect Wellness, a breakthrough Botanical product line complimented by CBD developed to support women experiencing peri/menopause, for several years.
Roni Stephenson has an unwavering dedication to the effective uses of botanicals, cannabis and hemp/cbd education and advocacy. Her wealth of experience, and commitment to her community make her a respected figure across both fields.