Biyyiah Lee is a Chicago, Illinois native, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Alumna, and a current registered nurse in Detroit, Michigan. With over 9 years of nursing experience, she has worked in a variety of healthcare settings including ambulatory care, private duty nursing, home health, care coordination, and utilization management. These roles have provided her with valuable patient care experience with a variety of patient populations, including the elderly as well as patients with spinal cord injuries, all known supporters and consumers of cannabis as alternative medical therapy.
She is a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association and the Cannabis Nurses Network. Locally, she engages in various public service organizations enabling her development into a well-rounded servant leader who has successfully overseen a myriad of different community service and fundraising initiatives.
Through several graduate level leadership, research and advocacy trainings, and continuing education courses, she has become a proficient and active cannabis advocate. She is currently in pursuit of a Master’s Degree in Advanced Public Health Nursing and desires to practice in the area where cannabis and public health overlap. To date, she has taken part in several State and City run initiatives and workgroups related to adult use (recreational) marijuana implementation and related social equity considerations. Biyyiah has also obtained a certificate as a Medical Cannabis Consultant to further her efforts in promoting the safe and effective consumption of cannabis. She is the co-founder of Midwest CannaNurses™, an educational consulting company based in Detroit, MI that is dedicated to promoting the recognition of cannabis as plant based therapy in diverse settings through education and advocacy.