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Laura Lagano, MS, RDN, CDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Laura Lagano is the author of The CBD Oil Miracle (St. Martin’s Press) and co-founder and education director of the Holistic Cannabis Academy. Laura’s journey to cannabis was led by her dissatisfaction with what conventional healthcare had to offer her daughter, Isabella Speranza, whose name literally means beautiful hope. As one of a handful of RDNs who has completed the prestigious Institute of Functional Medicine program, Laura integrates her expertise in nutrition, functional medicine, and cannabis in her private practice Laura Lagano Nutrition LLC. She speaks frequently at conferences about the ancient plant, consults with cannabis-related companies, and serves on the advisory boards of medical marijuana dispensaries. One of the first dietitians to work in the media, Laura writes for Kitchen Toke and Holistic Primary Care magazines and has written for or been quoted in the New York Times, Forbes, HuffPost, Stitcher, MerryJane, The Daily Beast, and numerous other media outlets. Laura’s core value system is about nurturing relationships though collaboration to eliminate “cannaphobia” globally.