About the Founder – Megan Shank
Megan Shank is the founder of ANANDA Medical. She has worked in the health and wellness field for over 10 years, primarily in the pharmaceutical industry and health education. In 2014, she was hired by PharmaCannis, one of the largest medical cannabis companies in the USA. As Clinical Liaison, she became an authority on medical cannabis research and regulations by attending medical conferences with world-renowned scientists and completing accredited CME cannabis courses. Megan delivered hundreds of educational presentations to hospitals, physician groups, and hospices about the therapeutic and palliative benefits of cannabis. Prior to working in the cannabis industry, she worked with pain management physicians and addiction specialists to treat opioid dependence. After studying the medical properties of cannabis, she realized that it could be a valuable adjunct for a variety of conditions.
Megan graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2003 and grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. Megan is passionate about facilitating safe access to medical cannabis for those in need. In 2017, medical cannabis will be accessible to patients in Maryland if they obtain a certification from a qualified physician. Many medical professionals have not studied the full potential of this plant based medicine and are unaware of the new regulations. Megan created ANANDA Medical to encourage Maryland-based medical providers to empower their patients to get safe legal access to this incredible plant-based medicine. Ananda is the Sanskrit word for joy or bliss. We help patients identify and access medical cannabis products that will improve their quality of life and enable them to experience joy – “living life to the fullest.”