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Dawn Thurman, MSW, PhD, MS

Bowie, Maryland
University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy,


Consultant | Education Programs | Licensed Healthcare Practitioner | Mental/Behavioral Health

Dr. Thurman, CEO of Ready. Set. Grow!, Associate Professor at Morgan State University, and a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Master’s program in Medical Cannabis Science & Therapeutics, brings an expansive career that spans over two decades to the Cannabis Wellness Group.

Her diverse professional portfolio encapsulates social work, behavioral health, and medical cannabis. As a seasoned mental health practitioner, she has integrated her knowledge of the endocannabinoid system into her work, focusing on how medical cannabis can improve mental health in marginalized communities.

Dr. Thurman has made significant strides in research and applied her scholarly insights into real-world solutions. As the developer of an innovative course, “Introduction to Social Work, Medical Cannabis, and Social Equity,” she is shaping the future of social work education.

Her leadership and expertise extend beyond academia as the CEO and Clinical Supervisor of Ready. Set. Grow!, where she guides social work practice. A tireless advocate for mental health and social justice, Dr. Thurman’s rich contributions are evidenced in her numerous publications, presentations, and dedicated community service.

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