Ganja Goddess: Jessica Ferneyhough
Meet Jessica Ferneyhough, a registered practical nurse who helps medicinal cannabis patients sort through what’s what. Jessica reveals how she got into the cannabis industry and shares where she plans to take what she’s learned so far.
Name: Jessica Ferneyhough
Residence: Ontario, Canada
Occupations: Registered practical nurse, medicinal cannabis consultant, corporate sales manager, wilderness horseback guide, actress, writer, raw chocolatier and superfood advocate.
Favorite Feature: My eyes.
Inspirations: My son, the wilderness, horses and wellness.
How did you get into the cannabis industry?
A contract was presented to me through a friend, inviting me to manage a new cannabis clinic called PhytoMedical and work in the sales department of Homegrown Hydroponics in Ontario. Since I’m always up for a challenge, I accepted.
Tell us a bit about yourself and your current career.
I love adventure travel, alternative medicine and diversity in all forms. My current career allows me to work as an advocate for patients, providing dignified access to cannabis while writing and staying open to new opportunities.
What do you like best about working in the cannabis industry?
The people, hands down.
Can you share one tip many medicinal cannabis users could benefit from?
Low and slow! Try new strains and intake methods regularly. I like to think of Mary Jane as a woman. If you keep approaching her the same way and expecting different results, you’re going to be disappointed. Mix it up!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Play in the forest with the horses, ride motorcycles, dance, read and play Nerf wars with my little man.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself on a wellness ranch, providing dignified access to cannabis at a retreat center and working with horses for healing.
Finally, give us three random facts about yourself.
- I can tie a cherry stem with my tongue.
- Headstands are my signature move.
- I smell like patchouli and sandalwood.
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