The Endocannabinoid Deficiency Foundation
The Endocannabinoid Deficiency Foundation with Dr. Michele Ross, Ph.D., MBA. Dr. Ross is a neuroscientist and health coach with a passion to help patients with chronic illness live their best life ever. Dr. Ross is both a cannabinoid medicine researcher and a cannabis patient. After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, neuropathy, and chronic pelvic pain, cannabis and kratom were the only treatments that reduced her symptoms and allowed her to return to work. After hearing thousands of extraordinary patient stories just like hers, Dr. Ross was compelled to ensure cannabis and other natural substances become part of the American healthcare regimen. Dr. Ross was frustrated by the lack of education on the endocannabinoid system both doctors and scientists received, despite medical cannabis being used by millions of patients nationwide.
In 2013, she founded the Endocannabinoid Deficiency Foundation, later known as IMPACT Network, which was the first nonprofit to provide research and advocacy on cannabis for women’s health. Dr. Ross has been a guest expert on TV and radio shows including The Doctors, The Ricki Lake Show, and KFI. She sits on the Medical Advisory Board of several companies, including NanoSphere-Health Sciences, and is active in drug policy, working to decriminalize cannabis, kratom, and psychedelics around the world as a founding board member of the Society for Psychedelic Outreach, Reform and Education. Dr. Ross became well-known as the first scientist to star on reality television in the world, starring on the #1 hit summer show, Big Brother on CBS, in 2009.