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Ellementa NYC: Cannabis, Family and Caregiving

August 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-4

Someday, cannabis and CBD will be every day medicine kept in our medicine cabinets at home like other herbal remedies and dispensed mindfully for health and wellness benefits. Women will be at the forefront of normalizing cannabis and CBD for wellbeing.

  • How can we integrate cannabis and CBD safely and responsibly into not just our own lives but into our households?
  • How do we take care of our children with chronic or acute conditions when we know cannabis or CBD might help?

There are so many parents desperate for information about cannabis and their children. Hear from our special guest experts, Jessie Gill, RN of MarijuanaMommy.com and Shira Adler, author of The ABC’s of CBD: The Essential Guide for Parents.

Get your questions answered and leave inspired!


Jessie Gill, RN

Jessie Gill, RN is a cannabis nurse with a background in holistic health and hospice. After suffering a spinal injury, she reluctantly became a medical marijuana patient then quickly transitioned into an advocate. Her site, MarijuanaMommy.comeducates about cannabis while challenging the stigma against marijuana use. She’s been featured on Viceland and her work has appeared on VICE, GoodHousekeeping, Cosmopolitan, MSN, and more.

Nina Simmons

Nina Simmons lives in Harlem, NY with his husband and son. She has over 10 years of experience working as a licensed physical therapist. Her son has been using CBD oil successfully for three years to control his seizures. She is medical cannabis advocate and enthusiast. She also mentors parents who are new to the medical cannabis family.

Nadine Smiley

Nadine Smiley is an Author, Speaker, Transformational Specialist, and Cannabis Advocate. She has been trained and mentored by the great Les Brown and speaks on various topics. She helps Moms to achieve the greatness that lies within them without having to choose between Entrepreneurship and family. Nadine is also a Cannabis Advocate, having earned her Cannabis Master Certification, she believes in the healing power of plant medicine. She holds certifications in various fields of Mental Health First Aid for both adults as well as children and adolescents. A graduate of Ashford University in the field of Alternative & Holistic Medicine, Nadine uses her knowledge to help others heal using Cannabis and other naturals plants and herbs. Nadine is a mother of 3, soon to be 4, and considers her children her greatest gift and greatest accomplishment.

Shira Adler, Author

Shira Adler is a renowned speaker/educator, founder and CEO of a CBD health & wellness company, Shira Synergy, and author, who explains “Why Pot Is NOT What We Were Taught” through her highly acclaimed new book The ABC’s of CBD: The Essential Guide for Parents (And regular folks too) — on Amazon and ShiraAdler.com.

HOSTING…. Sara Shapiro

The evening’s discussion will be led by, Ellementa NYC Organizer Sara Shapiro.

Sarah Shipiro, New York Marijuana, Women's Network, New York Women's Network Organizer

Sara Shapiro, Co Founder of NY TechBreakfast, has joined Ellementa to launch and run the New York City chapter. Her passion is startups, nonprofits and organizations with a mission in synch with her own.


The Bowery Cannabis Club exists to connect, educate, and serve the international community that is awakening to the healing power of cannabis. BCC hosts events and workshops that inspire connection and discussion. BCC also provides premium products, at special prices for members. Learn about the health benefits of cannabis, and the wide variety of ways to integrate it into your wellness routine. Stay connected to the leading researchers, doctors, thinkers, and organizations propelling this movement. BCC events are held at The Alchemist’s Kitchen, and open to all people who feel passionate about this remarkable plant. Learn about the latest medical research into CBD and THC, sample new products, or consult with an expert for personalized advice. Visit www.bowerycannabisclub.com to become a member.

Our Venue: The Alchemist’s Kitchen

The Alchemist’s Kitchen is a serene shop for botanical medicines, herbal remedies & tastings, plus whole-plant beauty products.

Ellementa Gatherings are non-consumption events. Ellementa does not condone consumption of cannabis on the premises of Gatherings. Everyone attending this event or other Ellementa events confirm they are 21 years of age or over and fully responsible for their own actions. If consumption does take place at the event or any product is obtained at the event that is consumed after, attendees consume at their own risk and fully indemnify Ellementa, Inc. and its stakeholders from any responsibility.


The Alchemist’s Kitchen
21 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003