MedicateOH was founded in 2019 to do journalism that bridges the gap in education for Ohioans who seek legally and medically guided answers about their health and wellness, the state’s medical marijuana program, and cannabis as medicine. Read more about our story here.
As a non-profit organization, MedicateOH relies on volunteers in the cannabis community to help develop our platform. We’re always looking for new volunteers, especially those with particular talents in writing, photography, or cannabis advocacy.
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Medicate OH’s Founder and Publisher is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and holds an undergraduate degree in journalism and a master’s degree in public administration, both from Northern Kentucky University. She has more than 20 years of experience writing and editing professionally for the medical and wellness industries, including positions with The Journal of Pediatrics, Livestrong, The Cincinnati Enquirer, and Patient Pop.
Alex Perry is an Executive Board Member and the Editor in Chief at Medicate OH. Outside of cannabis writing, branding, and advocacy, Alex manages brands at Perry Rose Media LLC and teaches digital marketing and provides targeted tarot & astrology readings at The Perry Rose Academy. Catch up with Alex on Instagram @alexperrypr and stream her podcast, The Perry Rose Report, everywhere podcasts are heard.
Heaven Leigh Yoxtheimer is an Ohio Medical Marijuana patient, advocate, and expert on using cannabis to live well with Complex PTSD. She is Managing Editor for MedicateOH and founder of Just Us Buds Alliance, a progressive media outlet, as well as Blessed With A Complex, a CPTSD publication. She resides in Dayton, OH and spends her days manifesting better tomorrows for the cannabis community.
Staff writer/intern at Medicate OH. Patient advocate and communication coordinator in the cannabis industry. Earned a B.S. in Organizational Communication Studies from Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. Currently enrolled in the MPA program at Northern Kentucky University with a focus in Nonprofit Management. HempStaff trained and certified. Optimistic about the future of this industry!
Jolie Moyer is Director and Secretary for Sensible Movement Coalition, a nonprofit organization that helps individuals pursue their constitutional rights of self-rule. She is dedicated to reforming marijuana laws as the Communications Director for NORML Appalachia of Ohio and looks forward to her new position as Secretary for the re-opening of Cleveland NORML.