Catherine Lewis is the President of the Board for the Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine. Catherine and her husband, Glenn, began their journey with medical cannabis is 2002 after suffering severe injuries in a motor vehicle collision and spending years using pharmaceuticals. They were able to eliminate 9 different drugs Glenn had been prescribed over the years for his injuries. Seeing the amazing results that cannabis provided him and their ability to produce such a great medicine, together in 2010 they started HomeGrown HealthCare, Apothecary and Learning Center now located in Winthrop, Maine. As caregivers, they are dedicated to sharing their knowledge with folks suffering from a variety of ailments, including Chronic Pain, Cancer, PTSD, and Addiction Recovery.
In 2010, Catherine and Glenn joined many others in a group called the Affirmative Defense Action Committee to help restructure the Medical Marijuana Program through LD 1296, and, in 2011, Catherine joined the board of MMCM Trade Association to help advocate for patient and caregiver rights at the state legislature. Together, with other board members and volunteers, Catherine helped create the largest industry trade show (Home Grown Maine) on the east coast for the past 5 years.
In 2011 Catherine joined the board of Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine Trade Association as the Director of Education and in 2015, she became the President of the Board, helping to shape legislation and communication with the overseeing State Departments and Municipalities. She volunteers many hours in the community and at the State House testifying for the medical cannabis program. With the help of many others, they created the largest East Coast Medical Industry Trade Show that has run for the last 7 years. She also sits on the Board of Advisers for New England Cannabis Network (NECANN). Catherine has been educating others with classes and workshops through a variety of Industry shows, town hall meetings, fairs and the University of Maine at Augusta (Klahr Center), with MMCM and now at their Learning Center in Winthrop Maine, enabling people to learn the laws, patient/caregiver rights, business rules, cultivation and preparation of cannabis for better health and natural wellness.
Catherine and Glenn have been featured in the documentary The Science vs The Stigma (2011) and on the Kimball & Keyser Report: "A Caregivers Path" (2013), Weediquette / S2 EP6: "Reefer Rehab" (2016), TODAY’s “Undercovered” series "Can marijuana help wean addicts off heroin and other opiates?" (2017), and most recently in Season 2 of The Sacred Plant "Healing Secrets Examined" (2018).
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