April Scavo covers marijuana, medicine and health. This is her March 26, 2019, Washington Post feature.

April Scavo is a research analyst for HealthDay News covering marijuana, medicine and health.

I would like to thank everyone for your kindness and generosity. I am so very thankful to everyone who has reached out to me with stories of health issues and how marijuana helps. I am also thankful for the conversations with people who love my work on The Bulletin page of The Washington Post website. It’s been very humbling.

My mission for this venture of mine, having recently graduated from the Yale School of Medicine with a doctorate in medical education, was to put drugs and medicine and science on trial by pairing them with the countercultural and unregulated cannabis industry in the U.S. and Canada. I am also a freelance reporter who publishes her stories on all manner of websites. I also record podcasts about a wide variety of things, from weekly Saturday Slate listserv to called “Womme Rights Fight Hour.”

I founded this website, the name of which I finally came up with last Wednesday, as a platform to connect patients, doctors and other practitioners with those that are currently prescribing medicinal cannabis, and often, proposing how that product might be getting this or that out of their patients’ system. I love traveling to various locations, observing and talking to people whose lives have been touched by marijuana and to reading testimonials of those who have already benefited from the use of cannabis.

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