About The Compassionate Budtender

Jaene is a meditation and yoga teacher who found her way to the medical cannabis industry via the holistic door. She is also a playwright, actor, and solo performer, and performed her most recent piece, “Call It Cannabis,” as part of the 2016 Solo Performance Festival at the People’s Improv Theatre in New York City.

She worked at Harborside Oakland for five years, as a budtender, patient consultant, and meditation teacher. It was there she fell in love daily with the cannabis plant, the patients, and the potential of this healing medicine.

Jaene leads iRest® Yoga Nidra meditation for peer-led veterans’ cannabis support group Operation EVAC (Educating Veterans About Cannabis), facilitated by former Marine Ryan Miller, in dispensaries throughout the Bay Area. She has led iRest® with the Oakland chapter of Weed for Warriors and at the Inaugural session of Weed for Women Veterans. She’s also led iRest as part of HelloMD‘s inaugural Mindful Haven SF event, as part of Magnolia‘s series on brain health with Nurse Barbara Blaser, and is currently teaching Microdosing and Mindfulness at The Harvest Shops in San Francisco.

Jaene most enjoys hanging out at the cross roads of cannabis medicine and mindfulness practices — introducing novice patients of all ages to this beautiful, subtle, and powerful medicine as part of a wellness regime. Mindfulness is another tool we can use to be present in our lives. When we are present, when we are engaged, we are able to observe. When we observe, we can meet ourselves — and others — wherever we are. We have no need to change or fix someone else. We can navigate what life brings to us one moment at a time, finding that which connects, rather than that which separates.