Dr. Michele Ross is Founder and CEO of the Denver-based nonprofit IMPACT Network. As a neuroscientist, she 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,” now known as IMPACT Network, with the mission to make medical cannabis treatment a first-line therapy for patients by educating patients, healthcare professionals and policy makers and driving clinical cannabis research.
Dr. Ross is the author of two books, “Train Your Brain to Get Thin” and “Vitamin Weed.” Dr. Ross holds a Doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and has researched addiction, mental health, and psychopharmacology for over 10 years.
Today, IMPACT Network is a leading medical cannabis research, education, and advocacy organization with global reach to the worldwide medical cannabis community of patients, healthcare professionals, and clinical partners.