to help seniors understand the benefits of living a more healthy and productive life through the use of natural alternative cannabis medicines.
with knowledgeable licensed doctors, nurses and pharmacists to thoughtfully share cannabis alternatives. In the coming months we will be conducting educational presentations at various locations for seniors and their families to learn about these alternatives.
We Are a Resource…
for information about medicinal cannabis derived products. We are continually in contact with medicinal cannabis practitioners to gain insights into the latest products available on the market. We will be providing reviews and eventually compiling a list of preferred products as a resource for seniors and their families.
Meet Peggy Anderson – Our Founder
Peggy has been a medical marijuana card holder since 1999, which has provided her with first hand experience of the benefits of cannabinoidsI She was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1983. After “living” on over-the-counter pain relievers and prescription medicines for over 15 years, she decided to use home grown cannabis to help manage her pain. As a result, medicinal cannabis has enabled her to sleep, exercise and enjoy a more active life.
In 2014 she woke up to find herself unable to walk or bring her hands to her mouth. She went to her doctor and as she said “had every test on the planet but there was never a clear diagnosis.” At that time, her doctors urged her to use opiates to alleviate the pain, but she resisted and found a high strain of CBD based cannabis to help with her inflammation. With the use of cannabis CBD tinctures, THC edibles at night and acupuncture, she was able to regain a full range of movement within a few months and has been able to participate in four walking 1/2 marathons since then!
As a former school teacher, Peggy is passionate about helping seniors and their families learn about the potential of medicinal cannabis as a viable alternative to prescription drugs. She is particularly interested in helping them become more comfortable with trying cannabis as an alternative to taking sleeping pills, anti-anxiety and pain management medications.
Peggy is an inspiration to the alternative medical cannabis movement. She looks forward to meeting people who are interested in learning about using cannabis in a safe and manageable way.
Meet Our Medical Cannabis Partners
American Cannabinoid Clinics
We are fortunate to work with the licensed doctors at American Cannabinoid Clinics, located in Vancouver, Washington and soon in downtown Portland.
The AC Clinics are a family of physicians who have honed their skills in Cannabis Therapeutics and Cannabinoid Medicine through years of study and direct clinical experience. Collectively, they have counseled several thousands of patients in using cannabis therapies to promote the restoration of health, wellbeing, and function. The AC Clinics integrate Cannabis Therapeutics into an evidence-based, Functional & Integrative Medicine approach to patient care, coining this beautiful merger as the practice of Integrative Cannabinoid Medicine.
Victoria Starr is a registered pharmacist with 23 years of experience. She has 8 years, combined experience, working as a pharmaceutical sales representative with Eli Lilly and Company and with Johnson & Johnson, promoting and educating mental health professionals on psychotropic medications.
After leaving Big Pharma, Victoria became partners in ProStarr, LLC., creating employer owned pharmacy operations for large employer groups. Throughout these years, she was also the Pharmacist in charge for the MonaCare Pharmacy at Monaco Coach, spending her time caring for patients and creating disease state management initiatives. During this time, she built pharmacy operations for Slocum Clinic in Eugene, Oregon and for Monaco Coach in Indiana.
In 2009, Victoria was hired to create a mental health pharmacy operation for Lane County Behavioral Health Clinic in Eugene, Oregon. This opportunity led to 5 years of clinical pharmacy experience. She spent these years enjoying direct interaction with clients, providing intense medication management and acting as a mental health advocate.
Victoria’s experience working in the pharmaceutical industry led her to spend 10 years working undercover on behalf of the Federal Government and to become a whistleblower in a major lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. Once the case was over, she moved to the Portland area, and served on the Board of Directors for NAMI SW Washington for 2 years, raising funds and increasing awareness on mental health issues. She also volunteered her time at NAMI SW Washington for 5 years meeting with clients as a consultant pharmacist, presenting and educating at Family to Family meetings, interpreting pharmacogenomic test results and working as an advocate for clients.
Since being diagnosed with Lyme Disease and chronic pericarditis in (January 2015 and 2016 respectively) and breast cancer in May of 2018, Victoria began her journey to health with the help of medicinal cannabis. She has had personal experience using cannabis to treat chronic pain, cancer, anxiety, and insomnia. These experiences led her to work with Gesundheit Foods as their pharmacist helping to create meaningful cannabis formulations. She also acts as an cannabis advocate, dispelling myths, educating the general public, providing valuable resources for patients seeking cannabis for medicinal use and collaborating with other cannabis educated healthcare providers.