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Heather Manus, RN is a native New Mexican and Registered Nurse specializing in all aspects of medical cannabis care. "Nurse Heather" began her career as a Registered Nurse providing psychiatric home health care to patients in New Mexico. Nurse Heather has extensive background and experience in natural healing modalities and herbal remedies, some of which she obtained from her close association with Hispanic and Native American healers in New Mexico. Her vast knowledge and holistic approach to individualized patient care has been the cornerstone of her success as a nurse, educator, entrepreneur, and promoter of health.
As founder of the Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association and fierce advocate for veterans and mental health, Nurse Heather was responsible for the addition of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSd) as a debilitating condition under Arizona’s medical marijuana act. In 2015, Nurse Heather was honored for her efforts, and awarded the CannAwards “Best Charitable/Community Outreach Program,” and Cannabis Business Awards 2015 and 2017 “Activist of the Year.”
As a Cannabis Nurse Entrepreneur, Nurse Heather established herself in both, New Mexico (2010) and Arizona (2013), where she opened the first licensed medical cannabis infusion facilities to provide cannabis patients with smokeless alternative products. Now in California, her natural health company, Nature Nurse, combines years of knowledge and experience with modern science and research to provide high quality products and services that naturally support the endocannabinoid system and encourage increased homeostatic health and balanced well-being.
As a public figure, Nurse Heather has appeared, presented and shared knowledge nationally and internationally. She has a history of providing information related to the endocannabinoid system, cannabinoid therapeutics, mental health, plant medicine education, a cannabis industry assistance in places such as Alaska, Colorado, Massachusetts, Florida, New Mexico, California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Australia.
Nurse Heather has been a beloved presenter in the educational, medical, and cannabis industry conference speaking circuits since 2010. Her deep understanding, unique perspectives and professional delivery makes learning a positive and enriching experience. She has been featured and published in several videos, films and magazines, hosts an online podcast “Good News with Nurse Heather”, and is currently in pre-production for an online TV show “Nurse Talk.”
Heather is a Founding Member of the Cannabis Nurses Network. She travels far and wide, sharing love and knowledge everywhere she goes. She believes that knowledge is power, and strives to empower as many people as possible. As a result, in 2016 Nurse Heather was honored to receive the Cannabis Business Awards ‘Educational Achievement’ Award, and a ‘Leader of Nursing’ Award from Cannabis Nurses Magazine in 2016 and 2017.