Dr. Denise Foster, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE has practiced professional nursing for over 35 years. As a holistic practitioner, Dr. Foster encourages medicinal cannabis education and coaching focusing on the endocannabinoid system and cannabis, especially cannabidiol (CBD), for use as a therapeutic compound. Dr. Foster believes that the use of medical cannabis is one of several complementary therapies that could potentially prevent the onset of disease and assist many chronically and acutely ill patients achieve optimal health in mind, body, and spirit.
Dr. Foster recently served on the Board of Directors of the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) and is a strong advocate for all nurses and nursing students, in every setting and state, to become educated about medicinal cannabis as well as empowering, educating, and advocating for patient access, including safe and appropriate use. She also served as ACNA Secretary and chaired the ACNA Education and Research Committee as well as the ACNA Social Media and Communications Committee. She is the author of “Chapter 2: The Human Endocannabinoid System (ECS): Physiology” as part of the first cannabis nursing textbook for nurses, Cannabis, A Handbook for Nurses (1st ed.), published January 2021. Dr. Foster also authored the nation’s first accredited college-level medicinal cannabis course, Endocannabinoid System and Pharmacology, as part of the Medical Cannabis Certificate for Health Care Workers at Pacific College of Health Sciences.