Speaker Bio


Alice O’Leary-Randall

Alice O’Leary-Randall

Editor-in-Chief, Mary’s Medicinals Publications

Alice O’Leary-Randall is a senior spokesperson for the medical cannabis movement, co-founded in 1976 with her late husband, Robert C. Randall, the first person in the U.S. to legally receive medical cannabis. For more than two decades the two worked tirelessly to reform the prohibitions against cannabis. After her husband’s untimely death in 2001, O’Leary-Randall became a hospice nurse and later a grief counselor. She retired in 2012 and re-entered the medical cannabis field. She frequently writes and speaks on the issue. Working with Mary’s Medicinals of Denver she developed the Cannabis Primer series in 2015 and Mary’s Prime Time in 2017. She has served on the Board of Directors for American Cannabis Nurses Association and the advisory board for United in Compassion, an Australian medical cannabis organization. Her book, Medical Marijuana in America: Memoir of a Pioneer was first released in April 2014. Her most recent book, released on December 17, 2019, is Pain-Free with CBD, co-authored by Eloise Theisen and published by Rockridge Press.

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CBD: The Latest Medical Research


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