Dr. Michele Ross . PhD
Advisory Board Member
Dr. Ross holds a Doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and has researched addiction, mental health, and psychopharmacology for over 10 years. She has a Bachelors in Psychology from Boston College, and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) before she appeared on Big Brother. Dr. Ross is a proud member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) and the Colorado Cannabis Clinicians. You can see a selection of her scientific papers on Google Scholar.
Dr. Michele Noonan Ross is known across the globe as the first female scientist on reality television, starring on the hit CBS show Big Brother in 2009. She is also one of the first scientists to come out of the cannabis closet, and has become a vocal advocate for patient rights after her own rights were violated. She is a frequent media expert speaking on the endocannabinoid system.
Dr. Ross is the author of “Vitamin Weed: a 4-Step Plan to Prevent and Reverse Endocannabinoid Deficiency,” the first guide on how to boost your endocannabinoid system naturally with dietary phytocannabinoids. Her first book, “Train Your Brain To Get Thin: Prime Your Gray Cells For Weight Loss, Wellness, and Exercise,” was published in 2012.
Dr. Ross also is an advocate for the end of the war on drugs, working with groups such as The Human Solution. She founded the Endocannabinoid Deficiency Foundation to help patients make an educated decision about moving from pills to pot as well as provide research on the reasons why people need “Vitamin Weed” in their diet to prevent disease. She suffers from several chronic illnesses, including fibromyalgia, and finds cannabis in different forms are highly effective for keeping her healthy, happy, and working.