About Michele Ross, PhD
Neuroscientist. Author. Cannabinoid Medicine Leader.
Dr. Michele Ross is Founder and Executive Director of the Denver-based cannabis research & education 501c3 nonprofit IMPACT Network.
As a neuroscientist, she was frustrated by the lack of education on the endocannabinoid system both doctors and scientists received, despite medical cannabis being used by millions of patients nationwide. In 2013, she founded the "Endocannabinoid Deficiency Foundation," now known as IMPACT Network, with the mission to drive clinical research on cannabis for women’s health.
Dr. Ross is both a cannabinoid medicine researcher and a cannabis patient. After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, neuropathy, and chronic pelvic pain, cannabis was the only thing that reduced her symptoms and allowed her to return to work. After hearing thousands of extraordinary patient stories just like hers, Dr. Ross was compelled to ensure cannabis becomes part of the American healthcare system.
Dr. Ross is a proud advocate of botanical and psychedelic medicine, and has formulated and marketed nutraceuticals for companies around the globe. She has also been a leader in digital health and education, crafting continuing medical education for health professionals as well as creating online communities for patients. She is also author of two books, “Train Your Brain to Get Thin” and “Vitamin Weed: A 4-Step Plan to Prevent and Reverse Endocannabinoid Deficiency.” Dr. Ross holds a Doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and has researched addiction, mental health, and psychopharmacology for over a decade.
Today, IMPACT Network is the leading medical cannabis research and education organization for women, with global reach to a worldwide medical cannabis community of patients, healthcare professionals, and clinical partners. To donate or learn more about IMPACT Network, visit www.impactcannabis.org.
What I Do
Answers to Your Burning Questions
What topics do you speak on?
What is your speaking fee?
My speaking fee is dependent on the time and travel commitment, content requested, and type of organization that is requesting. My minimum fee is $1000, and no speaking request offers outside of Colorado under that amount will be responded to. Please click on the "Book Me" button if you have a serious speaking request.
Can you testify or lobby for cannabis legalization or addition of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana?
Yes! I am a passionate patient, researcher, and advocate experienced at testifying in multiple states and lobbying at the city, state and federal government level. However, travel and lodging need to be paid for at the minimum as my nonprofit IMPACT Network cannot cover these costs. If an organization does not have the funding to pay for travel costs, I would be willing to provide a letter of support as well as provide any other resources for your legislative campaign. Please click "Book Me" in the top menu to arrange an advocacy opportunity.
What kind of research do you do?
Our clinical research at IMPACT Network is focused on Cannabis for Women's Health. This includes safety of cannabis use in women on hormonal birth control or hormone therapy, risks and benefits of cannabis use for menopause, pelvic pain, endometriosis, migraine, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, anxiety, depression, autoimmune disorders, and more.
Want to support our research efforts financially, volunteer your time, or join our research team? Contact us at www.impactcannabis.org. Want to be contacted for current or future cannabis studies that you are good match for? Click on "Marijuana Research" in the top menu and fill out IMPACT Network's form.
Do you formulate cannabis products or nutraceuticals?
Yes! Please note I do not own my own MIPS or cannabis testing lab, but can provide consulting in conjunction with partners. Serious inquiries please click "Book Me" in the top menu.
Do you do patient consulting?
I have limited capacity for cannabis patient consultations and will be onboarding additional staff to help with consultations. All potential clients must be advised that consultation are $150 for the first visit or call and $75 thereafter. Patient support groups online or in-person are free for patients who have had an initial consultation. Serious requests for patient consultations can be made through our online booking service: CLICK HERE.
Didn't I just see you on TV?
Yes, in 2009 I was the first female scientist to star on a reality television in the world, starring on the #1 rated summer CBS series Big Brother 11. I've guest starred on numerous on other series and talk shows since then, talking on topics related to science, mental health, women's health, and cannabis, and am a trained TV host. These shows often show repeats, and you can find me on multiple networks on any given month. I'm currently available for media appearances, please use the "Book Me" button in the top menu.
Do you do sponsored posts?
Yes! I have a verified Twitter account with 100,000 followers, and over 50,000 followers combined on my Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and other social accounts. These accounts are a combination of cannabis & non-cannabis users, and all real and engaged followers. I can also write guest blogs or sponsored blog posts on my own domains. Please contact me via Book Me button at the top menu if you are interested in me posting to promote your business. I will not respond to offers for less than $100.
Can you send me marijuana, mushrooms, or DMT?
Absolutely not. Unfortunately, despite each of the psychedelic medicines having tremendous therapeutic potential for multiple medical conditions, these are all Schedule 1 drugs in the United States. No matter how sick or desperate you or your loved one is, I cannot risk committing multiple felonies to help you. I hope you understand, and we work very hard at IMPACT Network to change federal, state and city laws to provide compassionate access to all patients.
When is your book Vitamin Weed coming out?
In Winter 2017! Thank you for being patient, the wait is worth it.
My Favorite Products I Use Daily
Where in the World is Dr. Ross?
October 19-20, 2017
May 12, 2017
Keynote Medical Marijuana: Myths, Facts and Current Research - Marshall Medical School, Antigua
April 30, 2017
April 28-30, 2017
April 6, 2017
Knowledge and Network: "Healing the Addiction Epidemic with Cannabis" - Denver, CO https://www.eventbrite.com/e/knowledge-and-network-co-healing-the-addiction-epidemic-with-cannabis-tickets-32713104777
Dr. Michele Ross Covered By the Media
Marijuana Retail Report
Her Canna Life
Cannabis Health Radio
Episode 135: Neuroscientist Dr. Michele Ross Says Without Cannabis She Would Have Killed Herself - https://cannabishealthradio.com/2017/05/episode-135-neuroscientist-dr-michele-ross-says-without-cannabis-she-would-have-killed-herself
IMPACT Nets $10,000 Grant for Marijuana Research From the Drug Policy Alliance - http://www.westword.com/marijuana/impact-nets-10-000-grant-for-marijuana-research-from-the-drug-policy-alliance-8369413
Reset with Amber Lyon
Women of Cannabiz
National Pain Report
Marijuana Industry News
Marijuana Industry News
Marijuana Industry News