CannaHealth ™ is a Health and Wellness Center providing residents of Pennsylvania & Georgia certification for their state’s Medical Marijuana Programs, when state required qualifying conditions are met, and education to create patient-centered treatment plans utilizing cannabis as an intervention for the safe and effective management of symptoms.
Founded in 2017 CannaHealth ™ is committed to improving the quality of our patients’ lives and restoring well-being. Our medical cannabis virtual clinic experience is setting a new standard of excellence, emphasizing health, wellness, and convenience. Our staff is well trained and attentive, striving to serve patients with great respect and compassion.
CannaHealth ™ Clinics of Pennsylvania and Georgia are licensed and operated by Dana A. Blue, a Pennsylvania licensed attorney and founder of a boutique law practice, Dana Blue Law. Leveraging her legal experience and entrepreneurial spirit, Dana launched CannaHealth ™ virtual clinics for Pennsylvania residents in 2020, the first and only Pennsylvania medical cannabis certification business owned by an African-American.
As a minority, Dana recognized urban trauma victims are disproportionately people of color and their access to evaluations and certification for enrollment into Medical Marijuana Programs is limited. Further, urban communities lack the education needed to understand PTSD and urban trauma (despite active symptoms) and are often misdiagnosed, which ultimately continues the cycle of abuse in these communities.
As a result, Dana is committed to reducing barriers and creating greater access to medical cannabis for underserved minority communities of color by utilizing telehealth as an access point for patients. Increased access to care creates the ability to better manage medical and trauma symptoms, directly in the communities where underserved patients live, empowering patients to experience an improved quality of life.
Dana’s dedication to underserved communities, extends beyond patient outreach. Not only do minorities have reduced access to medical marijuana treatment but there is also a long history of targeted arrests against minorities, laws preventing former inmates from operating legal dispensaries, and high application and industry operation costs, all of which make it difficult for people of color to enter into the cannabis industry.
Dana bridges this racial divide in the cannabis industry by encouraging minority and women-owned businesses to think creatively about ownership and participation in the cannabis industry.
From culinary arts, yoga instruction, beauty and wellness products, to security, accounting, event planning, law and public relations firms, opportunities are sprouting everywhere. With the belief, we make it happen in every other industry; Dana knows there’s no reason why we can’t make it happen here.
(Click here to read about Dana’s cannabis business protege, Sarah Sabastro, the first Latina owner/operator of a medical cannabis certification clinic in the state of Maryland).
CannaHealth ™ is headquartered in New Haven, CT. Founder, Kebra Smith-Bolden, trained as a registered nurse, now spends much of her time managing media relations (check out her Forbes feature here) but her passion is still her individual patients.
CannaHealth ™ values our patients’ and staff safety and promotes a positive, customer service-oriented, and compliant work environment. We are an attorney and nurse-owned, patient centered, certification group operating in over ten cities across the United States. Find a CannaHealth ™ location near you here: www.gocannahealth.com.
CannaHealth ™ is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We place priority in an environment of inclusion, diversity and social justice and are committed to securing a better, brighter way forward for our employees, our markets and our communities.