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Exclusive Interview with Nikki Lawley S2E12 | Infused: A Cannabiz Talk Show

Infused: A Cannabiz Talk Show

Our guest on this special episode of the Infused Show is a cannabis patient, a patient advocate, and a speaker who is a leading voice in the cannabis community working to bring awareness to invisible injury & disability. Join us for a great talk with the amazing woman behind the celebrated Nikki & The Plant, our friend Nikki Lawley!

1hr 3mins

7 Jul 2022

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Nikki Lawley - Cannabis & Traumatic Brain Injury

Cannabis Voices

Nikki Lawley is a patient advocate, speaker, and founder of Nikki and the Plant. She personally discovered cannabis as medicine after suffering a life-changing injury while working as a pediatric nurse. In October of 2016, Nikki was a 46-year-old woman whose life changed in literally a second.  Going from being a medical professional to becoming a patient was a major adjustment and almost cost this vibrant mother, wife, and career professional to contemplating taking her own life after becoming a victim of the traditional medical system, seeing over 50 doctors, and was on cocktails of drugs that each had more and more side effects. Four months after her injury, Nikki found plant medicine. Nikki and the Plant is a pillar of medical cannabis advocacy and a champion for the importance of sharing patient stories.  She is planning on creating the first product line focusing on cannabis and the science behind why cannabis helps support for her chronic pain, cognitive function, anxiety, and depression.  Nikki is on the Patient Advisory Board for NY State Americans for Safe Access and for Cannabis BPO. Nikki is considered a leading voice in the community, chronicling her journey from being a healthcare provider to a patient to an advocate. She hopes to bring worldwide awareness to invisible illness and disability. She has been a guest on multiple podcasts and shows including “Let’s Be Blunt with Montel Williams.”Contact and social media links All Links to podcasts, videos and articles  https://linktr.ee/NikkilawleyWebsite   www.nikkiandtheplant.orgLinked In  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-lawley-aa281517/?trk=people-guest_people_search-cardFacebook https://www.facebook.com/nikki.lawleyFacebook Page https://www.facebook.com/nikkiandtheplantInstagram https://www.instagram.com/nikkiandtheplant/YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8gIjFp_5cCEiwbTHBQXfrwEmail nikkilawley1@gmail.comSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/marybiles71)

46mins

19 Apr 2022

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EPISODE #157 Cannabis and Traumatic Brain Injury with Nikki Lawley, Founder of Nikki and The Plant

The Cannabis Conversation | Medical Cannabis | CBD | Hemp

This week, we’re joined by Nikki Lawley - cannabis advocate, educator, and Founder of Nikki and The Plant.Nikki shares her personal story of discovering and using medical cannabis to aid her recovery from a traumatic brain injury, along with her current patient advocacy work. 📚 VIEW SHOW NOTES AND EXTRAS:https://www.canverse.global/shownotes/e157About Nikki Lawley, Founder of Nikki and The PlantNikki Lawley is a patient advocate, speaker, and founder of Nikki and the Plant. She personally discovered cannabis as medicine after suffering a life-changing injury while working as a pediatric nurse.  In October of 2016, Nikki was a 46-year-old woman whose life changed in literally a second.  Going from being a medical professional to becoming a patient was a major adjustment and almost cost this vibrant mother, wife, and career professional to contemplating taking her own life after becoming a victim of the traditional medical system, seeing over 50 doctors, and was on cocktails of drugs that each had more and more side effects. Four months after her injury, Nikki found plant medicine. Nikki and the Plant is a pillar of medical cannabis advocacy and a champion for the importance of sharing patient stories.  She is planning on creating the first product line focusing on cannabis and the science behind why cannabis helps support for her chronic pain, cognitive function, anxiety, and depression.   Nikki is on the Patient Advisory Board for NY State Americans for Safe Access and for Cannabis BPO. Nikki is considered a leading voice in the community, chronicling her journey from being a healthcare provider to a patient to an advocate. She hopes to bring worldwide awareness to invisible illness and disability. She has been a guest on multiple podcasts and shows including “Let’s Be Blunt with Montel Williams.Quotables‘When I find the right [cannabis], I'm a different human, I don't feel brain-injured’ResourcesNikki’s Website   www.nikkiandtheplant.orgConnect with Nikki on Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-lawley-aa281517/?trk=people-guest_people_search-cardNikki’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/nikkiandtheplantNikki’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikkiandtheplant/Nikki’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8gIjFp_5cCEiwbTHBQXfrw

30mins

25 Mar 2022

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Season 3 Episode 5 : Nikki Lawley Is Definitely #MoreThanMyBrainInjury

Me & Mary Jane

This former pediatric nurse became a medical refugee after a workplace accident resulted in a traumatic brain injury when she sought to help vaccinate a child. If you have experienced Nikki Lawley then you will not be surprised to hear her say “I am more than my brain injury.” Our podcast conversation centered on how [...]

37mins

14 Mar 2022

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E60: Nikki Lawley - Traumatic brain injury stole my joy, but cannabis returned it

Good Dudes Grow

Nikki, a NY state resident, has always been a proud and diligent worker. She’s served as an HVAC filtration salesperson, later starting her own company, then as a casino dealer, and most recently, as a pediatric nurse. She had suffered two traumatic brain injuries during her younger years, but it was the third TBI that suddenly changed everything. In a heartbeat, her life changed from one of optimism, vibrancy, enthusiasm, confidence, and extroversion, to one of constant pain, withdrawal, depression, and hopelessness. While trying to help administer a routine vaccine to a young boy, Nikki was thrown against the wall, suffering a significant TBI and cervical instability in the process.  Nikki’s TBI has caused cognitive deficiencies, confusion, memory loss, anxiety, and pain. She found herself unable to work, unable to interact with others, and in a very dark place. None of the numerous traditional medications she’s tried helped, and if fact, their ghastly side effects left her even worse off. She had long since reached the end of her rope, when, on a whim, figuring she had nothing more to lose, she turned to cannabis.  Little did she know that this seemingly mundane weed would save her life and restore her hope. Cannabis helps Nikki alleviate her pain, reducing it from unbearable levels to more manageable ones, and empowering to her to live her life again. Nikki has struggled to find the type of cannabis that works best for her and to have legal access to her medicine. In fact, she regularly travels from Buffalo, NY to Ontario, Canada for legal access to cannabis to medicate herself. Nikki’s experiences with cannabis have filled her with a passion to learn more about the science behind the plant to advocate for patients everywhere, and to expose others to the wonders of cannabis. She has shared her story and journey with many, she is a member of multiple online support groups for individuals that have suffered head injuries, she serves as an active voice in the cannabis communities, and she hopes to use her story to inspire others to never give up.  You can find more information about her journey at https://linktr.ee/Nikkilawley On this episode of Good Dudes Grow, see how one health care professional changed her opinion of cannabis from a “bad” recreational activity to a lifesaving drug free of side effects and negative reactions. Nikki found medical marijuana in Nevada, and ever since, she’s been advocating for a better TBI patient experience through medicinal cannabis. Now, she’s her own advocate and an advocate for others to stand up for their health, find their right strand, and reclaim their personalities and lives. What You’ll Learn:  How Nikki gets quality cannabis from Canadian producers  What advocacy work Nikki is doing, and how sharing her story is helping others find their way Why Nikki’s life changed so drastically after her third TBI And so much more! You can find more information about her journey at https://linktr.ee/Nikkilawley Favorite Quote:  “When I’m medicated, I don’t get ‘high.’ I get well.” Nikki Lawley How to Get Involved:  Gary Roberts is the founder and CEO of Pure Body Zen, a company based around creating and selling high-quality CBD products that work to heal mind and body alike. Gary considers hemp-based medicine a calling, and his organization, along with the world-class team that runs it, reflects his passion. You can learn more about Pure Body Zen on their site, on LinkedIn and on Instagram. If you enjoyed this episode, don’t forget to visit the show on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating and review! We love hearing from you! -- We bring unbiased content from opposing views to give you nothing but the facts about Hemp CBD and Cannabis. Helping people understand the benefits of Hemp CBD and Cannabis, removing the fear of the unknown, and dispelling myths and presenting facts. Are you unsure about Hemp-Derived CBD and Cannabis but are interested in learning more about the benefits of this alternative solution to big pharma? We will step out into the unknown to have a clear understanding of what is and isn’t possible with Hemp CBD and Cannabis through success stories about health, business and more.

28mins

9 Feb 2022

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Cannabis and traumatic brain injury, with Nikki Lawley

The Cannabis Enigma

The decades-long War on Drugs campaign in America has been incredibly successful at spreading harmful rhetoric and shaping people’s perception of cannabis use. The resulting prejudice can often discourage folks from seeking out medical cannabis as an option, and can even affect state legislature, forcing patients to overcome unnecessary and prohibitive obstacles in order to receive the treatment they need.Today on the show we welcome Nikki Lawley, a Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor, and founder of NIKKI and the Plant, an advocacy group for medical marijuana use, with a special focus on helping women who have suffered a TBI. We talk with Nikki about her life-altering TBI, her previous prejudices around cannabis use, and how her journey led her to the founding of NIKKI and the Plant. After being prescribed over 60 medications and seeing dozens of healthcare professionals, Nikki finally found relief and a reason to be optimistic when she tried medical cannabis. In our conversation, Nikki shares how difficult it was transitioning from her role as a nurse, and health care provider, to being a patient. She explains how the state legislature in New York prevented her from accessing the medication she needed, as well as how difficult it was navigating the world of medical cannabis and finding a product that reliably worked for her.We delve into Nikki’s advocacy work, her approach to addressing people’s prejudices, and why she is dedicated to changing the narrative around medical cannabis use. Nikki’s story is deeply inspirational, and we are honored to have had her on the show. It’s an imported reminder of the real-world impact that medical marijuana and advocacy can have on the lives of everyday individuals!Key points from this episode:An introduction to cannabis use for traumatic brain injuries (TBI).Some of the early evidence on the positive effects that cannabis could have for TBIs.An introduction to Nikki, how she received a TBI, and her difficult journey from nurse to patient.How Nikki found medical cannabis and how it transformed her recovery.Nikki’s previous opinion of cannabis and how her worldview was shaped by the "War on Drugs" rhetoric.Nikki’s first dispensary experience and why the initial results were so frustrating.Why Nikki’s unique digestive system affects her ability to absorb fat-soluble products effectively.Why this hampered the efficacy of the cannabinoid products she was using at the time.How Nikki’s friends in Canada, and her support network, helped her persevere in her journey with medical cannabis.The founding of NIKKI and the plant as an advocacy and awareness initiative. How their mission focuses on helping women with TBIs.Why Nikki remains motivated in helping and empowering patients to institute change in the medical industry.How Nikki approaches naysayers and people’s prejudice against cannabis use.The Americans for Safe Access segment: the compliance, certification, and training side of ASA’s offerings to the industry.Links mentioned in today’s episode:NIKKI and the plantNikki Lawley on LinkedInNikki Lawley on InstagramNikki Lawley on FacebookHeather Despres on LinkedInCannigma

26mins

20 Jan 2022

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Nikki Lawley Joins Gramps to Tell Her Story How Cannabis Saved Her Life From the lasting Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Gramps' Place - Conversations with Gramps

My guest in this episode is someone whom I met online through my advocacy for cannabis. Nikki Lawley was an active pediatric nurse at 49 when she suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury. When conventional treatments failed her she had become a recluse living in pain and misery. Like a miracle, Cannabis changed all that. Nikki has become outspoken on the benefits of cannabis for head injuries. She’s a member of online support groups for individuals that have suffered head injuries such as Brain Tumors, TBIs, concussions, and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), the controversial neurodegenerative disease that is caused by repeated head injuries that can occur in sports like football, boxing, and other combat and high impact sports. CTE was discovered in 2005 when Pittsburgh researchers examined brain tissue from deceased NFL players. Nikki now supports and consults with organizations that are conducting studies with cannabinoids for the treatment of symptoms associated with CTE and other head injuries. A warm soul, Nikki is passionate and infinitely interested in the benefits of cannabis, many of which are still being researched. She is determined to help patients find access to medical cannabis products that provide them relief, in the hopes that no one has to suffer what she has. Let’s meet Nikki and hear her story in her own words. Find Nikki Here: https://www.facebook.com/nikkiandtheplant And Here: https://www.nikkiandtheplant.org/ ©2016-2021 Gramps' Place Podcast --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gramps-place/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gramps-place/support

37mins

31 Oct 2021

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Cure to Consumption with Lance Lambert - Racheal Gordon & Nikki Lawley

Haze Radio Network

Check out this great Episode with Lance & Rachael as the kick it blazing it up and talking herb with Nikki & The Plant

50mins

12 Oct 2021

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Cure to Consumption with Nikki Lawley

Haze Radio Network

50mins

24 Jun 2021

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Cannabis and TBI with Nikki Lawley

Faces of TBI

Nikki, a NY state resident, has always been a proud and diligent worker. She’s served as an HVAC filtration salesperson, later starting her own company, then as a casino dealer, and most recently, as a pediatric nurse. She had suffered two traumatic brain injuries during her younger years, but it was the third TBI that suddenly changed everything. In a heartbeat, her life changed from one of optimism, vibrancy, enthusiasm, confidence, and extroversion, to one of constant pain, withdrawal, depression, and hopelessness. While trying to help administer a routine vaccine to a young boy, Nikki was thrown against the wall, suffering a significant TBI and cervical instability in the process in 2016. Nikki’s TBI has caused cognitive deficiencies, confusion, memory loss, anxiety, and pain. She found herself unable to work, unable to interact with others, and in a very dark place. None of the numerous traditional medications she’s tried helped, and if fact, their ghastly side effects left her even worse off.She had long since reached the end of her rope, when, on a whim, figuring she had nothing more to lose, she turned to cannabis. Www.Nikkiandtheplant.orgEpisode brought to you by Integrated Brain CentersSupport the podcast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/amyzellmer

34mins

15 Jun 2021

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