'Cannabis Queen' advises patients at medical marijuana clinics
SPRINGFIELD — Helping patients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, insomnia or chronic pain has earned Lauren Enman the nickname the “Cannabis Queen.”
“I have never felt more sure of where I belong career wise,” said Enman, a patient advocate with Revolutionary Clinics’ medical marijuana facility in Somerville.
The nickname came courtesy of a satisfied patient, and Revolutionary Clinics has seized on the nomenclature’s appeal with ads that feature Enman, 33, “wearing” a digitally-applied white crown.
Enman’s job is to discuss patients’ health problems and answer questions about marijuana and its effects and try to determine which kinds of medical marijuana products would suit them.
Patients must display state-issued medical identification cards to get inside such dispensaries under Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulations.
Here’s a Q&A The Republican did with Enman Tuesday by email:
Please describe what Revolutionary Clinics does.
Revolutionary Clinics provides medicinal cannabis products to registered medical marijuana patients in the state of Massachusetts. We are trained to have the knowledge and education in medicinal marijuana to serve patients and help them navigate the product offerings and choose the appropriate treatments to help relieve their symptoms or ailments.
When did the facility open in Somerville and Cambridge?
The Somerville location opened in November, and the Cambridge facility is set to open at the end of this month.
Please describe what you do — do you meet in person with folks, chat by phone? Are you the first point of contact for folks visiting Revolutionary Clinics?
Patients visit our dispensary in person but also can call if they have questions or concerns. When patients visit the dispensary they are first greeted by a security guard who makes sure they are valid medical patients by checking their state issued identification card. Once they are verified they are greeted by our