Vireo Stories

Israa Mustafa, Medical Cannabis Diversity Intern by Vireo Health

I love how this internship, and by extension Vireo, genuinely encourages inclusivity in its studies and efforts regarding cannabis.

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Team Member Spotlight: Mariela Dominquez by Vireo

I love being able to see patients smile again and hear their stories of overcoming their symptoms and struggles! Knowing that I can help someone and make a big difference in their life makes me feel like I am serving a purpose in life.

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Stephen W – Beating Nerve Damage with Cannabis! by Vireo Health

Stephen suffered a bad second-degree burn and was dealing with painful nerve damage as a result. He tried a variety of more traditional pharmaceutical options before turning to medical cannabis.

Stephen became a Vireo patient after learning more about our company and how it had been founded by physicians and remained science- and patient-focused to this day. “What’s great about the medical marijuana program is that you’ve got actual scientists and pharmacists in charge of the products and therefore you know that you’re getting the real thing,” he said.

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Team Member Spotlight: Jaren Forbes by Vireo Health

I am warmed by the fact that patients look to us for professional advice. It makes me happy when a patient leaves us a five-star review for the professionalism and quality our team provides.

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Team Member Spotlight: Alicia Hilliard, Director of Patient Services by Vireo

I want to give a huge shout out to our dedicated essential workers – the pharmacists and patient care coordinators – for their hard work to provide stellar patient care services during COVID while putting their own safety and health at risk.

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Employee Spotlight: Hosea Evans, Cultivation Manager by Vireo Health

I have always had a passion and belief in cannabis — both its massive potential in business and its amazing healing properties in its many forms.

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Vireo Team Member Spotlight: Troy Bjerkness, Director of Patient Services by Vireo

Working at Vireo is extra special because we get to help people that didn’t think there was any way for them to help improve their quality of life.

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Vireo Team Member Spotlight: Gregory Villarreal by Vireo

I love that the Vireo staff is all about making top quality, safe medicine for our patients. I love taking care of our plants and patients.

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Get to Know: Colette Bellefleur by

And I feel quite blessed, particularly at this stage in my career, that Vireo has given me the opportunity to do my dream job that requires me to do the things I am good at and love doing!

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Why I am Proud to Work for Vireo Health by Tej Patel

I am proud to be part of an organization that is an “essential service”, but is taking extraordinary steps to protect and support everyone in its circle of care— this includes not only our patients, but also our team members and their families, as well as the local community we serve.

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Women of Vireo: Katilyn Nedo by Vireo Health

One such leader is Kaitlyn Nedo, General Manager of Vireo Health’s Johnstown Cultivation facility. Kaitlyn started her career with Vireo Health in November 2015, during the company’s early startup phase.

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How Cannabis Helped One Veteran Find Relief by Vireo Health

Overtime, he found that Vireo Red was the product that worked best for his symptoms. Vireo Red is a THC dominant formulation that gave Michael energy without the aftereffects of drowsiness. Since Michael started using medical cannabis to alleviate his pain and take back his livelihood, he has been able stop taking both opiates and psychotropics and has lost more than 40 pounds.

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Say Hello to Jillian Eckman, Vireo’s Regional Director of Product Quality by Vireo Health

I ended up at Vireo because I wanted to be an integral part of this medical transformation taking over the world for the betterment of our society

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Helping Vets Battle Pain without Opioids by Amy W.

Roughly one in 10 veterans in the United States live with severe, chronic pain and I happen to be one of them. In the 14 years that I’ve lived with this issue, I have spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars trying different treatments. Medical cannabis is one of the most effective treatments I found for veterans suffering with chronic pain or other conditions PTSD.

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Helping Children with Tourette’s and Autism by Pia & Jman

He still has Autism and Tourette’s Syndrome, but with medical cannabis and people around him who love and care for him, he is developing into a wonderful young man who is learning to navigate the world and become the best version on himself.

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Helping Win the Battle on the Homefront with Cannabis by Tony L.

When I returned home, I was diagnosed with PTSD. At the time, there was a major stigma against PTSD, both inside the Armed Forces and in the general public. I couldn’t tell anyone and I didn’t want anyone to know. When you’re apart of such an elite group of fighters that take so much pride in what they do and how professional they act the last thing you’re allowed to do is be weak.

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Helping my home community by Ingrid Correa

Some might wonder how it feels to be working at a dispensary and I can assure you that the Vireo Health team is like my second family.

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My Daughter & Medical Marijuana by Melissa Hilt

Haley is now 9 ½ years old and since first beginning her cannabis-derived medication in January, my husband and I feel as though we have met the “real” Haley for the first time.

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Getting My Life Back by Ann Marie Owens

After only few months of treatment at Vireo Health, I am able to get out of the house, take a walk on my own and sleep through the night. It may not seem like all that much to most people, but to me, these simple things… mean the world. After being diagnosed… with Transverse Myelitis four years ago, I was convinced that my daily routine would never be “normal” again.

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My New Beginning by Rose Fabia-Faga

Over the past few months, I have taken time to reflect on my life – or what I like to refer to as my past life and my new beginning. In between the many precious moments and cherished memories, I often find myself wondering… where would I be without my medical marijuana?

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