HealthMJ is an online community that provides trustworthy information and peer support for cancer (and other diseases) patients and their caretakers about the medical benefits of marijuana. The driving idea behind the organization is to empower patients with enough knowledge to approach their physicians about incorporating cannabis into their treatment plans. Founder Melissa Meyer, who lost two of her friends to the disease and battled her own health issues, used her anger to create something wonderful.
Melissa is a Georgetown Law grad with a background startups, advocacy, and health. Melissa spent much of 2010 – 2013 in the Lombardi Cancer center where she was being treated for a life-threatening blood disease. In that same period, she experienced the loss of her two closest girl friends to cancer. Her life goals include destroying cancer and helping patients improve their quality of life through alternative medicine. She does everything for HealthMJ that she can’t find someone else to do better..
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