Advocacy & Consulting
Hari Om Hemp was founded and operated by a nurse. So we are adamant supporters of people being able to get the relief they need, especially from cannabis. Hari Om Hemp was not just founded as another CBD brand, Hari Om Hemp was founded on the belief of truly helping people find the relief they seek and educate them on cannabis. There is much more to cannabis than most people realize, most people simple know of two cannabinoids when it comes to cannabis (hemp or marijuana), those are THC and CBD. The truth is there are hundreds of cannabinoids, different strains of cannabis contain different phytocannabinoid profiles along with different and unique terpene profiles. Each cannabinoid and terpenes can affect various symptoms or ailments in different ways, understanding how each of these cannabinoids and terpenes work and interact could be absolutely crucial to finding the individual relief that is needed.
For those who live in states with legal cannabis for patients are looking for some direction with Medical Cannabis, Hari Om Consulting is here to help. Whether you have experience with cannabis but are looking to see if there are better options to find the exact relief you are looking for or you are completely new medical cannabis and not sure where to start, Hari Om Consulting is here to help you.
Why should you work with a medical cannabis consultant?
- Do you suffer from acute, chronic or multiple health conditions?
- Do you take prescription medications that could react with cannabis?
- Are you a brand-new user to cannabis?
- Do you know which cannabis strain or terpene profile is best for your medical condition?
- What is the best method of administration for you use?
You can schedule your appointment clicking the link below to view times and services.
More About Leigh
As a registered nurse, educator and sought-after speaker and expert, Leigh Carr, BSN, RN, co-owner of Hari Om Hemp, is a tireless advocate for protecting patient rights, including legalizing access to medical cannabis.
Leigh is a local and national leader in the industry. She is the co-founder of and was named among the “Women to Watch in Cannabis” by Greenway Magazine (2019). Leigh is on the Board of Directions and Treasurer for The International Association of Psychedelic Nursing (IAPN).
Whether Leigh is speaking to the medical community, a member of the legislature, the media, or someone who is simply curious about cannabis, she strives to raise awareness, correct misconceptions and provide factual information about medical cannabis that’s grounded in extensive scientific research.
Media Spokesperson/Workshop Facilitator/Presenter
Leigh is available to speak to media outlets and groups about a full-range of topics related to CBD and medical cannabis including:
- Who benefits from the legalization of medical marijuana
- How to know if you’re purchasing a quality CBD product
- Myths and misconceptions surrounding medical marijuana
- Her personal experience suffering through a prescription opioid addiction and the relief she finally found thanks to full spectrum hemp oil
- How CBD helped her special needs child
- The differences between hemp and marijuana
- The benefits of cannabis and cannabinoids for common health conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia and depression
- Understanding the body’s Endocannabinoid system and how CBD and other cannabinoids support it
- Thoughtful gift-giving ideas. Hari Om Hemp’s unique line of therapeutic Full Spectrum Hemp Oil skin care products, includes Chakra Balancing Bath Bombs, tinctures, topicals, soaps and essential oil roll-ons.
Book Leigh to Speak at your next event, contact at Leigh@HariOmConsulting.com
Advocacy Statement for the Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Kansas
Leigh Carr, BSN, RN, believes patients should have access to medical cannabis, which show can provide therapeutic relief for hundreds of health conditions.
Pushing pharmaceuticals on patients, who feel like they have no other options to address their pain and chronic health conditions, is irresponsible. Many of the commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals provide little relief and contribute to the opioid crisis affecting thousands of Americans at all socioeconomic levels.
Leigh advocates for patients to have access to:
- Growing their own medicine at home
- A caregiver who can grow their medicine if they are unable to in their residence
- Various forms of medical cannabis, including flower, edibles, tips and vapes
- Physicians who are educated about the Endocannabinoid System
Furthermore, Leigh is working to bring more transparency to the industry to ensure consumers receive quality CBD products. She proposes a seed-to-sale tracking system, which Missouri will soon implement. The system will track each plant from the seed to its sale and products must be third-party tested with lab results available.
Debunking Common Myths & Misconceptions
Funded by the wealthy and powerful pharmaceutical industry, which could stand to lose billions of dollars annually with the legalization of marijuana, anti-marijuana groups continue to spread misinformation.
Myth #1: Cannabis is not medicine
Cannabis is plant medicine that has been around since early 3000 B.C. and has been used as a treatment for more than 2,000 health complaints.
Just as our bodies have a cardiovascular and nervous system, we also have an endocannabinoid system. This network of endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors monitors the body’s cells to maintain homeostasis. If something is out of whack, the cannabinoid receptors send messages to the inside of the cells, which then take appropriate action to address the issue to avoid illness.
A deficiency of endocannabinoids could cause mental and physical complications in the body. External cannabinoids, like full spectrum hemp extract helps stimulate and open these receptors.
Click to learn more about the endocannabinoid system.
Myth #2: Marijuana increases the rates of violence and criminal behavior
In the last 30 years, 32 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.), have legalized medical marijuana and nine states, plus D.C., have legalized recreational marijuana.
Studies indicate that states that have legalized marijuana have also seen a statistically significant drop in violent crime, including robbery, aggravated assault and homicide.
Myth #3: People can die from an overdose of cannabis
Unlike alcohol or opioids (like oxycontin, fentanyl or heroin) which if over consumed can shut down the body’s respiratory and cardiovascular system, cannabinoids do not act on the part of the brain that controls breathing and heart rate. To date, there are no known deaths related to cannabis “overdose.”
Interestingly, when states legalize access to marijuana, the rate of opioid overdoses declines by 20 percent.
To learn more, check out the “ ” in the Journal of Economic Inquiry (Chan, N.W., Burkhardt, J., and Flyr, M. 2019).
Myth #4: Cannabis was banned because it is dangerous substance
Cannabis was banned because as Prohibition came to an end during the early 1930s, the federal department charged with enforcing the alcohol laws, needed a new source of funding.
Harry Anslinger, the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (which later evolved into the Drug Enforcement Agency) influenced the introduction and passage of the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, which outlawed possessing or selling pot.
Despite finding only one scientific expert out of 30 who agreed with him, Anslinger publicly claimed that the drug caused insanity and violent crime, including murder. He particularly targeted African Americans and Latinos, who he claimed were the primary users of marijuana, stoking fear through his racist rhetoric.
Upcoming 2020 Advocacy Events
Here are a few upcoming events in the industry for those interested.
April 6-8: The Cannabis Science Conference, Baltimore, MD
May 28-30: Patients Out of Time: State of the Science Conference, Rockville, MD
September 3-4: Cannabis Nurses Network Conference (Cannabis Education for Medical Professionals), San Diego, CA
September 21-22: CannMed Conference, Pasadena, CA
Past groups that Leigh has presented to include
- KC Wellness Workers
- (Voted one of the healthiest employers in KC)
- Hand and Land
- Green Grove CBD
- GreenLight Conference
- Missouri Cannabis Industry Association (MCIA) (See her speak at event in Gladstone, MO)
- Co-chair for the , a diverse group of nurses and medical professionals, who advocate for the legalization of medical cannabis in Kansas.
- Board member of , which help special needs families afford their children’s medical cannabis expenses.
- American Cannabis Nurses Association
- Cannabis Nurses Network
- Board of Directors of Bleeding Kansas, an advocacy group dedicated to bringing medical cannabis to the state of Kansas
- Treasurer of The International Association of Psychedelic Nursing (IAPN)
Awards & Recognition
- Certificate of recognition by the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) for her hard work and dedication to cannabis education and advocacy on behalf of the ACNA.
- Named among the “ by Greenway Magazine (2019)
- Hari Om Hemp products included among (2019)