My name is , and I attended the June 2015 Las Vegas 4 day Classic Seminar. My goal in attending was to test my knowledge and learn as much as I could in 4 days. It worked! I was Valedictorian and that makes me very proud.

Since attending, I have continued my activism here in New Mexico, working with patients, groups like the NM Medical Cannabis Patient’s Alliance and NM DPA. I am an advocate for patients and work to support Grow NM, our recent legalization movement for adult use. We have inundated our legislature with many bills regarding legalization, medical cannabis reform and hemp during this current session.

I continue my blog for patients and would be patients, and have landed a job in the industry working for Organtica Cannabis Clinic here in Albuquerque. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Organtica team, and I held out not applying anywhere else because I feel so strongly about their mission and commitment to be “patients for patients”.

I encourage anyone with an interest in Cannabis to attend Oaksterdam for a thorough education. Go with and open heart and mind. I was sure I was going to be an old lady in a class full of youngsters, but I was fretting for nothing. The attendees were old, young and in between, of all races and backgrounds, from all over the country and world. Besides the exceptional learning experience, the friendships are priceless.

I am positive that Oaksterdam has helped me get to where I am today, and I’m grateful. Thank you so much!