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CCI Grad Profile: Yakima helps clients take control of their health and wellness

Meet Yakima Palmer

Certified: Cannabis Educator

Graduated:  March 2022

Location: Chicago, Illinois

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Background and Qualifications:

I have a degree in Master of Science in Nonprofit Management. I hold credentials as a Registered Health Information Administrator. I am the founder of Yaks Wellness, a provider of holistic consulting services and retail products. 

I have been working in the healthcare industry for over 25 years. The many titles that I’ve held include Mental Health Counselor, Professional Billing Manager, Certified Coding and Billing Auditor, Compliance Specialist and Health Care Professor. 

Why are you a Cannabis Educator? 

I am a Cannabis Educator because I believe that cannabis has so many powerful benefits to help reduce and treat diseases, ailments, and conditions.

How has cannabis impacted your life?

Cannabis has played a role in my life since the age of 16. I used it occasionally during high school. I became a mom at the tender age of 18. 

During that time, I was a full-time parent and college student. Cannabis helped me to stay focused and raise my children.  

My oldest son was killed in 2013, and I began to use cannabis to help me deal with stress and anxiety. I suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. 

As time went on, I realized how much cannabis helped to bring order to and smooth the rough corners of my life. I have been a legal cannabis patient since February 2022.

What are you fantastic at as an Educator? What’s your special sauce?  

I help people understand the importance of taking control of their health and wellness.

Tell us about your best offering. 

Yaks Wellness will educate and guide you on a journey to self-healing to give you the overall wellness you deserve.

Who are the people who benefit most from working with Yaks Wellness?

Yaks Wellness strives to assist you if you’re suffering from pain, anxiety, depression, and other debilitating illnesses. I offer accountability and empowerment so you can create healthy changes in your life and take charge of your own health.

Allow Yaks Wellness to assist you in your journey to becoming a healthier YOU.

Share a testimonial from a client.

Yakima has been an inspiration and blessing to my family and me. 

My mom and I met her at a health fair, and she performed a bio scan on me and told me how my body was functioning inside. I suffer from painful periods. 

She explained to me what the endocannabinoid system was and the many ways cannabis could assist me with my pain. 

She also coached me through a 21-day cleanse that allowed my body to clear out the waste and the added nutrients needed to heal. Now I use a 1:1 ratio of CBD and THC to help me through the painful cycles.  

She has now assisted not only me but my entire family on a pain-free and healthy lifestyle.”

A word from Yakima

If you are looking for alternative ways to heal your body holistically, please get in touch with me at [email protected].

Is it time for YOU to be a Cannabis Educator? 

Learn more about how to get paid to write and talk about cannabis in this free class, Cannabis Careers 101 or sign up to be a Cannabis Educator right now. You can be certified in as little as three months!

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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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