The Author


Amanda Siebert is a freelance cannabis writer, award-winning journalist, author, photographer, and public speaker with a passion for cannabis and other plant medicines, currently based in Vancouver, B.C.

Siebert strongly believes in the power yielded by cannabis, and has experienced the benefits it can provide firsthand. Her former role as the the Georgia Straight’first-ever cannabis editor opened her eyes to the multitude of ways cannabis can be used to improve health and well-being—but also to the incredible unfairness of prohibition. She’s covered a wide variety of topics within the cannabis beat and has gained a deep understanding of the inner workings of Canada’s burgeoning weed industry.

When she’s not writing or making photographs, she enjoys road trips, practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and taking her dog, Honey, to the beach.

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Dr. Rav Ivker is a holistic family doctor with nearly five decades of experience treating more than 70,000 patients. He is the author of eight books, including Cannabis for Chronic Pain and Sinus Survival. He runs his own holistic medical practice in Boulder, Colorado.