Alexandra chose to pursue private medical cannabis consultations because many patients have questions and concerns that require deeper consideration than is possible in a dispensary setting. Time constraints make personal consult and empowerment through individual education difficult: rather than tracking and disseminating the progress of patients, patients must track themselves. These constraints affected her ability to provide consistency and the personal attention each patient deserves: although self-tracking is an important aspect of healing, guidance and care are key to the beginning of ones healing path.
We strive to provide in-depth care for each patient. Rather than making suggestions based on in-house products, we work with patients to learn what will work most effectively and we then pursue the best-quality medicine required. We are committed to health and healing through responsible practice. While dispensaries allow for immediate acquisition of varied products, we know that not all consultants are educated in the science of cannabis and the nuances of individual minds. We have coalesced with the explicit goal of promoting a patient's healing through education of the patient, his or her caregivers, and personal empowerment.
Founded & Managed by Alexandra Vasström
[State of California Medical Cannabis Consultant ]
Alexandra began working with medical cannabis in 2010. She initiated her career at SPARC in San Francisco where she studied the science and medicine of cannabis. She headed and restructured the Compassionate Medicine Program for deeply-ill patients and codified her commitment to safely accessing top-quality medication for all patients.
From SPARC, she navigated to The Apothecarium, also in San Francisco, which specialized in higher-quality cannabis and patient education. It was while here that she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, deepening her resolve for solutions to pain and psychological disturbance.
In 2016, Alexandra started working for Harborside in Oakland, CA. She is currently maintaining a role as a consultant, continuing to create treatment plans and educating patients and clients alike. She is part of Harborside's Action Learning Committee, publishing cannabis industry-specific articles and designing cannabinoid training courses with her team.
Academically, she has completed courses and received certificates accredited by the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Courses include: Basic Cannabis Ethnobotany; The Endocannabinoid System; Pharmacology of Cannabis and Physiologic Effects of Phytocannabinoids; Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases; Mental Health Conditions and Potential Psychiatric Applications; Insomnia, Glaucoma, and Immune Disorders; Delivery and Dosage of Cannabis Medicine; Clinical Case Study Reviews; Cannabis Use for Pain; Cancer and Palliative Care; and Cannabis Use Disorders and Precautions.