April’s role in Midwest’s medical marijuana policy and implementation takes her to the Capitol as an expert witness, and into communities to support, advocate for and educate vulnerable populations. As co-founder of Cannabis Care Team and a Registered Nurse specialized in public health, April is also a preferred resource for both cannabis retailers and other industry providers with patient responsibility. As a JAINE board member, April chairs its Health & Wellness Education Committee.
with April Hatch
What do you love most about working in the Cannabis Industry?
I love seeing patients finally get better after years of suffering! But also the passion and innovation I see everyday in this industry.
“I love seeing patients finally get better after years of suffering! But also the passion and innovation I see everyday in this industry.” - AH
Who has been the biggest influence on your career?
The biggest influence on my career has been my mother, Heidi. She’s always been my biggest cheerleader for years and she currently is the paddle that keeps the Cannabis Care Team canoe going down the river. We were able to take my skills as an educator and nurse and hers as a sales and business manager and build something we are really proud of.
What is your favorite quote?
This has been a favorite quote of mine since college, but today I love seeing that fire ignite during our dispensary staff training.
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” - William Butler Yeats