Marissa Fratoni

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Marissa Fratoni

Marissa Fratoni is an experienced holistic nurse and multi-disciplined health practitioner specializing in women’s/maternal health and behavioral health. She is Azalla Education’s mindfulness leader and resident yoga teacher. Since 2016, Marissa has been involved in the cannabis industry in various roles including manager for a medical cannabis dispensary and telehealth nurse in a certifying healthcare provider’s office.

Marissa participates in the advancement of cannabis nursing practice through education and advocacy as an active member, committee chair, and current Director of the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA). Marissa is also an experienced writer in the cannabis space, and she is a contributing author for the first cannabis care nursing textbook – Clark’s Cannabis: A Handbook for Nurses, published in 2021. Through her experiences, Marissa has witnessed improved quality of life for many of her patients with guided implementation of cannabis therapy. Marissa firmly believes in the healing power of mindfulness and entheogenic medicine.

Professional Background

Primary Job Title / Role
Co-Founder / Director of Communications
Primary Employer / Affiliation
Azalla Education, LLC / self-employed
Additional experiece, board & association memberships, volunteerism, and other affiliations
CannMed Medical Practicum, Mindful Leader - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR),
Radicle Health - Cannabis for Healthcare Professionals, The Medical Cannabis Institute Global, Central Mass Yoga & Wellness, Inc. – 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training,
Institute for Integrative Nutrition – Health Coaching Training Program,
Fitchburg State University - Bachelor of Science in Nursing,
Birth Arts International - Doula Training,
Academy of Healing Arts - Massage Therapy Program,
Director/BOD - American Cannabis Nurses Association,
Member - American Cannabis Nurses Association,
Member - American Nurses Association,
Member - Cannabis Nurses Network, Registered with Yoga Alliance, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach,
American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Relevant expertise, background & experience...
Women-owned business, Social welfare or social justice, Cannabis industry, Public safety
Appointed boards and agencies of interest
MA Cannabis Social Equity Advisory Board, MA Cannabis Advisory Board, MA Cannabis Control Commission, Boston Cannabis Board
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Work Address
82 Pleasant Terrace, Leominster, MA
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