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Marijuana Nurse

Nurses For Safe Access was created by Linda West-Conforti, RN. She is the founder of Angels in Waiting (AIW), a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charity created by nurses who have been addressing the needs of America's growing population of medically fragile foster care infants and children for more than 15 years.

Our nurses have closely and personally experienced the heartbreaking effect that our current opioid crisis is having on our most vulnerable population: America's medically fragile and opioid-exposed premature infant population.

Across America, our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurseries are burgeoning with opioid-exposed newborn preemies. These babies are fighting for their lives and experiencing the relentless anguish of neonatal abstinence syndrome, an escalating problem for newborns, families, communities, and nurses.

Drug abuse during pregnancy is now a national medical concern! Substances such as heroin, oxycodone, and other narcotics easily absorb into the placenta, which contributes to grave complications for fetuses and newborns.

Methadone and buprenorphine (synthetic opioids) are also the two most common opioid-like drugs used by Western medicine to help address opioid replacement therapy for substance-abusing pregnant women who seek treatment.

Even with those prescriptions and the enormous profit margin the pharmaceutical companies are making by providing these opioid-like substances, many innocent newborns still experience severe neonatal abstinence syndrome withdrawals.

Recently, Dr. Sanjay Gupta spearheaded an impressive CNN documentary showing how medical cannabinoids are capable of alleviating the need for opiates and possibly becoming the solution to America's growing opioid crisis. Like Dr. Gupta, our founder strongly agrees that medical cannabinoids, if used properly through the guidance of allopathic nurses, may help address our growing opioid crisis.

It will reduce the number of precious preemies and newborn infants going through the painful and lifelong debilitating effects of neonatal absence syndrome and the withdrawals associated with it.

As a result of witnessing firsthand the heart-wrenching effects that opioids have on our most innocent and vulnerable population, our founder created another nurse-driven mission to address America's growing opioid epidemic.

Through nature's medicine and through the hearts and hands of dedicated allopathic nurses, we are the only profession large enough to address one of America's largest growing healthcare crisis. Nurses, please step up and become a cannabinoid (CBD) friendly nurse advocate. America needs you!

Mission Statement

Our goal is to provide nurses with safer access into our lucrative and growing medical cannabinoid (CBD) industry and set the "gold standard" in offering professional, safe, and efficacy-driven cannabinoid health care. We do this with the help of our collective of caring Cannabinoid (CBD) Friendly Independent Nurse Advocates. Our organization gives our nurses the tools necessary for them to succeed in a rewarding business opportunity—become a cannabinoid (CBD) friendly independent nurse advocate today!


NFSA is dedicated to the advancement of nursing, cannabinoid education, and the utilization of medicinal cannabinoid (CBD) and other promising botanicals for medicinal use, based on the efficacy we discovered in an evidence-based nursing model. It is our goal to:

  1. Provide nurses, safe access into America's lucrative and growing medical cannabinoid (CBD) industry
  2. Offer CEHs for a curriculum related to medical cannabinoids.
  3. Help address America's growing opioid epidemic by offering patients an opioid alternative
  4. Introduce patients to medical cannabinoids (CBD) and other viable botanicals as a complementary and/or alternative treatment modality
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