Our story

A note from Jennifer Axcell, COO & Co-Founder of Leaf411™

In August 2018, my business partner Katherine and I sat down together to start piecing together what we—at the time—thought was a brilliant profitable business idea that would help a lot of people. It wasn’t long before we realized that we had it all wrong.

Let me explain by taking a step back in time… Katherine and I met while working at a cannabis clinician’s office in Boulder. Time and time again we saw patients leave with more questions than they came with, even after meeting with the doctors. For new patients especially, it’s hard to know what questions to ask if you know very little about cannabis. The office we worked at did their best, but we knew much more could be done.

Remember when I said at the beginning that Katherine and I had it wrong?

Affordability and accessibility have been the pillars of our mission from the start. We were always going to do a nurse hotline, but we originally planned to charge by the minute. However, by charging the callers, we realized that we were no better than the modern-day American healthcare system, with access and quality of care limited by the patient’s pocketbook. We couldn’t do it. The calls had to be free, for you, for me, for everyone.

One year later, here we are. A registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides a FREE public good for everyone in Colorado.

As we reflect on how far we’ve come, we also look to a future full of growth potential. Coloradans aren’t the only ones who deserve affordable and easily accessible cannabis education and directional support from trained medical professionals. We may be starting in Colorado, but imagine where we’ll be this time next year!

I hope our story resonates with you and inspires you to support Leaf411’s mission. Please consider making a one-time donation or becoming a monthly supporter. Every dollar counts and helps us grow, keeps the calls free, and pays a living wage to the cannabis-trained nurses who staff our hotline. Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.

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