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.

Jaene is a budtender and patient consultant in Oakland, California, at one of the nation’s largest and most renown medical cannabis dispensaries, where she has worked her forty/week for the past five years, falling in love daily with the plant, the patients, and the potential of this healing medicine.

She 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 also recently led iRest® as part of HelloMD’s inaugural Mindful Haven SF event, along with Ganja Yoga teacher Dee Dussault and sound healer Rachel Dugas.

Jaene most enjoys introducing novice patients of all ages to this beautiful, subtle, and powerful medicine, helping them to navigate volumes of information and sensory overload and find their way to a safe and comprehensive model of wellbeing.