The Calm, Cool & Collected is on a mission to create a marketplace to support all mental health healing…with cannabis as medicine.
Twenty-seven of the thirty-three US states with medical cannabis programs have included one or more mental health diagnosis. Patients can legally get cannabis to treat mental health in more than half the states in the country. Enough evidence of comprehensive data for cannabis treatment’s efficacy has been provided for PTSD, autism, addiction, anxiety, anorexia, and depression to be included in many states medical marijuana programs.
However cannabis programs have lumped mental health conditions in with all the other qualifying conditions. Patients are left to seeking treatment from medical doctors who are not well versed to address their specific mental health needs, and do not provide ongoing care for their needs. Psychiatrists, who are already in short supply and high demand, are the only mental health practitioners included in medical cannabis programs.
None of this has stopped mental health patients from asking question of their unknowing therapists, and using cannabis/CBD without understanding the implications on their health…sometimes with detrimental effects.
So we want to make sure you learn all you need to know to safely, responsibly and effectively use cannabis to treat mental health- if you so choose.
The Calm, Cool & Collected aims to mend the medical cannabis continuum of care gap as it applies mental health treatment by connecting cannabis professionals, mental health providers, consumers, products, services, and bring great healing to the masses. We are working everyday to address the problems in the cannabis community as they apply to mental health from lack of education and stigma to untrained mental health providers. We’ve made it our business to provide you science backed info, vetted products, and qualified providers. We are dedicated to helping you learn if cannabis/CBD is a good therapeutic option, and provide access to to use it safely and responsibly.
HI, I'M LAURA GEFTMAN, LCSW. NICE TO MEET YOU...
I’m the founder of The Calm, Cool & Collected as I’ve changed my mind about cannabis and believe you should, too. I suffered the tragic loss my father amidst the opioid epidemic, and I’ve come to believe cannabis will be the answer to opioid epidemic and so much more. So I’m helping therapists and their clients understand how cannabis and CBD could be added to their mental health toolboxes. As an accomplished psychotherapist, healthcare marketer, and content producer, I’ve consulted for various cannabis & CBD businesses, provided commentary for media sources including BuzzFeed, Parade, Lift & Co, and continuing education for the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, and Rutgers University. I currently reside in Philadelphia. I’ve been awarded the title of “Best Dog Aunt Ever” by more than a few owners, love experimenting with food, and I’m getting better at cooking every meal, every day.