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CCI Grad Profile: Debbie “flunked retirement” and now teaches about cannabis.

Meet Debbie Waddell

Certified: Cannabis Coach

Graduated:  2021

Location: The Villages, Florida

Background and Qualifications: I am a retired environmental Scientist and acupuncturist. Currently, I also hold a certificate in plant-based nutrition and now plant medicine!

Why are you a Cannabis Coach? 

My why is that I’ve always been holistic, and just as plant-based foods heal people, so does plant-based medicine!

I’ve had personal experience with the healing cannabis can provide. I used to have leg surgery every 4-6 months for six years! I started Cannabis 4 years ago and haven’t had leg surgery since!

It’s my passion to help heal people without doing harm. It’s an oath I took when I graduated from Acupuncture school!

Why did you join the Cannabis Coaching Institute?

I flunked retirement! LOL! I missed helping people heal, and one could only do so much partying while being retired!

If you’re on the fence about joining, I can tell you I learned so much, and the support is amazing!

What sticks out to you as you look back on your training?

The most impactful part of my training was learning the science behind this amazing plant.

Now that you’re certified, what are you doing professionally?

I am currently a small equity owner of a CBD store called The Pharm Stand (stand against big pharma). I love teaching, so I run their education program, retail store, and compliance!

We do private consultations at The Pharm Stand as well as virtually. All consultations can be booked online at: ThePharmStandco.com.

Is it time for YOU to be a Cannabis Coach? 

See if our program is right for you here and then book a call to talk to a faculty member.

You can see that Cannabis Coaches get to design their own ideal job. What would you do? Let me know in the comments below. We answer them all!

With love,



Andrea Meharg

Andrea Meharg is a Certified Cannabis Coach and Educator and the founder and CEO of Reveal Cannabis, a cannabis coaching and education agency. Andrea holds a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish and a Bachelor of Education. She's the head Cannabis Science Educator at CCI and loves nerding out!View Author posts

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