Kansas Cannabis Coalition
Mission Statement: The Kansas Cannabis Coalition exists as a dedicated independent group of organizations and individuals working in an advisory role towards strategic, long-term campaigns for accelerating change in cannabis reform in Kansas.
We are an all-volunteer organization and spend countless hours educating and answering questions about medical cannabis use. Using current, science-based studies and data we meet with elected officials and others highlighting the need for the passage of a medical cannabis program in Kansas. Kansans who use cannabis medically deserve easy access to safe, tested Kansas grown products.
Cheryl brings 40+ years of nursing experience, and 25 years of alternative healthcare experience to the organization. For the last 7 years she has focused on all things cannabis by being active in cannabis nursing on a state and national level. She is co-founder of Kansas Nurses for Medical Cannabis, co-owner Green Healing Solutions LLC, and sits on several cannabis organization boards. She is well known for being a patient advocate and believes all Kansans should have access to plant medicine.
We are currently in need of an Executive Board President. If you are interested and qualified, please reach out to us! We would love to chat with you.
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Kim Krueger, a native Kansas, who was born and raised in Wichita is the Kansas Cannabis Coalition’s newest board member. She’s a former surgical technologist who started her small West Wichita CBD business, Pure Wellness with her sister in 2018 after her 30+ year battle with the rare autoimmune disease, Behcets. She has been actively been involved in the legalization movement since, sharing her story with countless people and testifying at committee hearings before Kansas legislators. Through her small business, she educates others daily on cannabis, its medicinal benefits, and the endocannabinoid system. She has vowed and made it her mission to not only advocate for the legalization of cannabis, but to continue to educate others.
Ric Koehn has spent his life in both the for profit and nonprofit environment. Ric spent many years working in the local community using his skill where they were needed. In 2013 Ric became active in politics when he could no longer watch the news without getting involved to make a change. Several years later Ric became active to make cannabis legal and safe in Kansas. During this time Ric has raised a family that includes grandchildren and great grandchildren. Throughout this entire time Ric never lost sight of helping those in need. The fire that raised Ric out of his chair in 2013 still burns in his heart for those that need protection.
Edward Bohannon AKA DJ-E attended Kansas State University where he first found his passion for radio at KSDB's student run station The Wildcat 90.1 F.M. There he served 2 terms as Urban Director of the station and it was there The Hip Hop & Interview Show The Energy and Jams Show was created. Now you can find him every Saturday at 8 p.m. on KKFI 90.1 F.M. Kansas City's community run radio station. Community Support and outreach has always been an aspect of his life and he is looking forward to continuing to do so for KCC and to be a voice of the people.
A California native, Morgan has lived in the Midwest since 1994 with 20 of those years being in Kansas. His professional work began with mentoring and teaching life skills to juvenile males in the justice system as well as supervising and creating program plans for reintegration. A long-time advocate for cannabis and other plant medicines, Morgan’s curiosity and pursuit of respectable knowledge resources led him apply to Green Flower’s Ganjier program (a rigorous Cannabis Sommelier program). After being accepted and subsequently graduating from the program, Morgan worked alongside a fellow Ganjier on a family farm in Southern Humboldt County, California for two weeks. The lessons and connections cultivated while on the farm have yielded their weight in gold and will serve the cannabis community at large. Morgans focus is advocating for craft farmers, social and criminal justice reform, and dissemination of education among the public and industry professionals. He lives in Lawrence with his wife Pilar and three young boys. He is a Certified Ganjier and patient advocate within the cannabis space.
Nate runs a small family-owned hemp farm in Hutchinson. Nate grew up on a small farm south of Nickerson where he helped his grandpa farm for 10 years. Nate holds a Bachelors degree from Sterling College in Business, graduating in 2018. He works full-time as a foreman for Hood Construction. Nate enjoys football, strongman, and anything that is physically or mentally demanding. Nate enjoys researching hemp and realizing the health benefits from CBD as well as benefits from grain and ethanol production.
Melissa is a Licensed Master Addictions Counselor in the state of Kansas with graduate degrees in counseling and criminal Justice. Her emphasis is to provide education and intervention supported by unbiased research. Professionally, she has seen the impacts of cannabis legislation that has occurred within the criminal Justice and behavioral health sector. She is dedicated to making an impact on social reform; in areas of law that overly criminalize and penalize those most impacted by societal marginalization. It is her hope, through her role on the Board, to consistently refute the cannabis fear-mongering narrative perpetuated over the last 50 years.