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Melanie was called to birth work after becoming pregnant while working at a medical cannabis cultivation center in 2015. Facing stigma and discrimination, she began seeking ways to empower and educate women, birthing people, and parents who, like herself, were consuming cannabis medicine holistically during the perinatal period. As a certified parent education, childbirth educator, and holistic doula, MJ has had the pleasure of supporting birthing families locally, nationally, and internationally through holistic perinatal and postpartum care,  Cannabis Doula Care Consultations, evidence-based courses, events and workshops, as well as trainings for perinatal health professionals and cannabis industry professionals.

MJ is a Certified Professional Interpener (Cannabis Sommelier), studying the art and science of cannabis with the Trichome Institute, a certified cannabis consultant and medical cananbis wellness advisor/educator, with several certifications from leading cannabis educational platforms such as Green Flower, Cannabis Training University, Healer, and the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine. Melanie holds a Masters of Science in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.


With a passion for maternal and child health, Melanie was inspired to focus her work on cannabis on impacting the health and wellness of women and families through culturally-competent, evidence-based care. 

MJ is a proud mama of two happy, healthy boys and author of The Cannabis Doula: The Transparent Enlightenment of My Own Rebirth, a medical cannabis patient and a certified yoni stream practitioner, combining her love and knowledge of the cannabis plant with her drive to support and advocate for the holistic health and wellness of women, birthing people, and families. Based in Washington DC.


Join The Cannabis Doula in reclaiming cannabis for women’s health and Shatter the Stigma associated with your cannabis use!

Training / Education

Bachelor of Science, Family & Child Studies: Family Social Services

DONA Birth Doula Training

Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator

Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula

Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor

SMC Full Circle Doula Training

Certified Lcatation Counselor

Nurturing Parenting Facilitatior

Peristeam Hydrotherapy Facilitator

Clinical Medical Assistant

Master of Science, Medical Cannabis Science & Therapeutics

Social Media

Instagram: @TheCannabisDoula
Twitter: CannabisDoula
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