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About Rebecca



Elder wellness

Cannabis Medicine

Essential Oils

the Endocannabinoid System

Western Herbalism


Chronic Pain

My Story


Converse with the Nurse was created out of a need to educate and support Oregonians in the responsible use of cannabis after its legalization in 2014. Rebecca, the Nurse behind the Converse, is a clinical herbalist, avid gardener, and science nerd.  


She holds a Baccalaureate in Nursing from Southern Utah University and has a rich history in the nursing field – including acute care, long-term care, preventative care, and support systems for marginalized adults. Rebecca has taught in a variety of arenas from Portland Community College nursing classrooms to lectures for our elder communities.


Rebecca’s study of botanical medicine germinated in the fields of Central Vermont.  She lived and worked at Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center and studied under the world-renowned Rosemary Gladstar. Her passion and work allowed her to immerse herself in the application of botanical medicine with natural health leaders and herbalists from all over the world. 

Rebecca was the driving force behind the creation of Sage Mountain Herbal Clinic which serves uninsured, underserved Vermonters.  The clinic is still active today as a part of the Vermont School of Integrative Medicine.  


Rebecca is a Breast Cancer Survivor.  It’s Cancer that brought her to Cannabis.  Using Cannabis to treat the variety of side effects from cancer and chemotherapy, radiation, double mastectomy with reconstruction, chronic pain gives her a deep understanding of the medicinal properties of the plant.


Together with her partner, and a tiny dog, Rebecca now calls Portland home. She continues to cultivate her rich herb garden and uses it to nurture lasting relationships with the people she serves.

Women Grow Panel Discussion 11/04/16

Women Grow gathering with a main panel discussion focusing on cannabis and its importance to medical health professionals.


Host: Amy Peradotta

Panel: Professor "P", Rebecca White, R.N. of Converse with the Nurse, and  Dr. Rachel Knox.

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