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AMERICAN CANNABIS
NURSES ASSOCIATION

ACNA LEADERSHIP

Wendy Buck, RN

ACNA Director

Wendy Buck has over 20 years of nursing experience. Her career has spanned Emergency Medicine, Flight Nursing, Level 1 and 2 Trauma, Peds ER, Level 2 NICU, Labor & Delivery and her favorite specialty, Triage/Charge Nurse. She also performed as Night Shift House Administrator for a 267 bed Level 2 trauma center. Wendy has always found a deep satisfaction to making a department or hospital run smoothly.

Wendy’s immense thirst for life and learning has seen her travel 30,000 river miles as a Grand Canyon River Guide and 500+ days at sea working for a Fortune 500 family travelling extensively through Alaska, Latin America and the Caribbean fulfilling the duties of Second Mate and Chief Safety Officer abroad their 164ft private mega yacht.

Her calling to medicinal marijuana occurred at a similar time to Washington State’s legalization, when she witnessed a close friend who had suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and Seizure Disorder use it for rescue from Status Epilepiticus. When that first dose of sublingual oil was administered and the seizure stopped with no postictal state faster than she could start an IV and give Ativan, Wendy’s skepticism turned to curiosity. This natural curiosity once again changed the trajectory of her life as she sought research on cannabis as medicine.

For the past three years, Wendy and her husband Nick have run a dispensary in Port Angeles, Washington, where they take great care and pride in assisting patients (aged 8-94) – particularly war veterans – with using cannabis as a way to transition off opiate medications, and eventually cannabis as well. Having won the respect of healthcare practitioners in the area Wendy has built a network of like-minded professionals that believe in integrationist healing and work diligently to improve their patient’s quality of life.

Wendy is passionate about patient advocacy, holistic healing and empowering the consumer with knowledge and truth, a gift that she received from an early age having been the life-long advocate for her sister Betsy, who was born with Down’s Syndrome, Epilepsy and Autism. Wendy believes that Nursing is more than a job. It’s a calling.



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