Clinical Herbalist, Down 2 Earth Holistic
Maria Green is the Editor in Chief of Hybrid.life Magazine and a clinical herbalist specializing in cannabis therapy at Down 2 Earth Holistic. By combining her talents, Maria has created one of the classiest and most sought after magazines in Michigan about Cannabis and other Alternative Healing therapies in a way that is truly a holistic approach to life and health.
After growing up in a small dairy town and teaching early childhood for 10 years, Maria discovered life anew. The realization that cannabis was the only viable treatment for her husband’s epileptic seizures led to a complete overhaul of her life. Maria opened MedHead, one of the first medible companies in Michigan that used tamper-evident packaging and dosage labeling on the package, revolutionizing the medible industry in the state. Maria also pursued education in herbalism to learn how herbal medicine, including cannabis, affects the human body. But risk turned to tragedy when criminal charges were brought on Maria and her husband for a raid on their legal cannabis garden and then months later when the Michigan CPS agency took custody of her infant daughter (Baby Bree) because of the Cannabis she grew. After 6 torturous weeks, both cases were dropped and Bree was returned home. Rethinking the legal risks involved with the cannabis environment in Michigan, Maria liquidated MedHead, studied herbalism, and opened an alternative health practice.
As a clinical herbalist at Down 2 Earth Holistic, Maria provides health consultations for people wishing to increase their overall health and wellness. She has spent years learning how common herbal remedies work together with cannabis in the human body. Her approach is unique in that it integrates cannabis with other healing plant therapy and in its mission to present cannabis to the world, not as a drug nor as a medication, but as an herbal supplement that should be treated in the same manner as lavender or chamomile. She uses her experience as a clinical herbalist to educate others about the body, herbal interactions, and overall health and well-being.
In addition to her work in the clinic, Maria is a constitutional activist who volunteers much of her time working for drug policy reform, Child Protective Services reform, and basic human rights. She founded the Free Bree Foundation that provides resources and support to families who are battling against CPS unjustly and specifically for reasons of cannabis exposure. She has had speaking opportunities around the nation about cannabis and child protective services. She hopes soon to be qualified as an expert in cannabis and herbal health in the legal court system to help those facing trial for cannabis offenses. Maria values family most of all and hopes this world can be a better place by the time her children have families of their own.