Dr. Lakisha is a Traditional Naturopath and registered clinical herbalist through the American Herbalist Guild. Her core competencies include utilizing herbs as the basis of nutrition to combat the symptoms of chronic, degenerative, and terminal illnesses. She actively works to ensure all people have the right to choose medical options; traditional, alternative, or otherwise that support their health and healing journey.
Dr. Lakisha’s core focus is on the Endogenous cannabinoid system including the biochemical and physiological effects of phytocannabinoids. Through education and support services, she is an advocate for all plant medicines and uses her influence in this area to educate on ways to incorporate phytocannabinoids nutritionally as a dietary supplement. She has a sincere passion for empowering patients to understand their bodies and discover the gentle power of the healing arts. Priding herself in being able to bridge the gap between western medicine and the “alternatives,” while providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to heal.
As a clinical herbalist, Dr. Lakisha practices relationship-centered healthcare and has a passion to assist others through herbal education. She has a working knowledge of the therapeutic action in various botanical materia medica and has over 400 proprietary botanical blends of which 48 contain a phytocannabinoid profile. She has a strong focus on working with people to alleviate symptoms that are causing health concerns and to correct underlying imbalances mentally, physically, and spiritually. Dr. Lakisha routinely practices gathering and growing herbs and personally compounding medicines in small batches to maintain consistency in formulation and quality.
Dr. Lakisha is the founder and President of the Kiona Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on organisms, their life processes, and how they relate to one another and the environment as well as providing financial and in-kind assistance to cancer survivors. She is also the founder and president of TGR Holdings LTD and Jenasis Cooperative Incorporated. Dr. Lakisha honors her commitment to the cooperative movement by supporting the efforts of Jenasis Cooperative Incorporated, an association of business owners and professionals that meet common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprises.
Dr. Lakisha has been involved in the cannabis industry, formally, beginning in 2006. She became a Founding Board Member and first elected President of the California Cannabis Industry Association in 2012 and served on the National Cannabis Industry Association Board (2013-2015) as the California State Representative and the founding Chair of their Minority Business Council. She is currently a member of the ASTM D37 committee which creates global standards on cannabis cultivation and manufacturing. Dr. Lakisha also serves as an advisor and member of the Health and Wellness Committee of the Cannabis Licensing Authority in Jamaica, where she currently resides.