Staff Spotlight: Alicia Bennett

Many Prime patients already know that Alicia Bennett is one of the most knowledgeable and helpful staff members you could ever hope to meet at any dispensary. She has been consulting with patients and helping them get the most out of their experience with therapeutic cannabis since she joined our team in 2019. In recognition of her efforts, Prime recently promoted Alicia to a new position: Education Supervisor!

Alicia’s own journey with therapeutic cannabis began when she was a college student battling sarcoma, a rare and very aggressive form of cancer. The New Boston native tried cannabis while undergoing chemotherapy and recovering from surgery, and she found it very helpful in treating her pain, nausea, and anxiety. As an amputee, she has continued to find cannabis beneficial in minimizing her phantom sensations. In 2017, her remarkable story was featured in Teen Vogue magazine.

As a result of her experiences, Alicia developed a passion for learning about cannabis and sharing her knowledge. In addition to her work with patients at Prime, she recently traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to speak at CancerCon 2022.

When Alicia isn’t at the dispensary speaking with patients or updating our educational handouts, you might find her gardening, playing in a swamp, or reading yet another article about therapeutic applications of cannabis.

If you have questions about therapeutic cannabis, Alicia would be a great person to ask! You can reach her by calling the Chichester dispensary at 603-212-1500. We also encourage you to check out the documents on our “patient education” page to learn more about the science behind therapeutic cannabis.

Thanks for sharing your story, Alicia!

Staff Spotlight: LaToya Olson

Patients who visit Prime’s Merrimack dispensary will instantly recognize LaToya Olson. She joined our staff in 2017 and has been an assistant manager for more than two years. We greatly appreciate the enthusiasm LaToya brings to her work and her passion for assisting patients!

LaToya first visited Prime as a patient in 2016, the first year New Hampshire’s therapeutic cannabis program was operational. Cannabis helped LaToya recover from stage 4 colorectal cancer, and she is eager to help other patients benefit from therapeutic cannabis to the greatest extent possible.

When LaToya isn’t working at the dispensary, you might find her dancing, playing poker, or spending time with friends and family. She is also working toward her bachelor’s degree at SNHU and dreams of pursuing a career in Dance/Movement Therapy.

LaToya says she finds Prime’s coconut oil salves helpful in relieving pain. She also enjoys the chocolate squares, and she is a big fan of Prime’s infused local honey products.

Thanks for all your years of hard work and service to patients, LaToya!

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