All events are held at Coastal (29 Marginal Way in Portland) and are free and open to the public except where noted. Registration is required. 

Intro to Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp

Thursday, January 10th
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Cannabis Plant with Medical SymbolCannabis is a medicinal plant that has been used since ancient times. There’s no doubt that it has become shrouded in controversy and confusion. At Coastal, we get many questions surrounding it’s many forms and uses. It’s become evident that education on the legitimacy of its power to treat various conditions is sorely needed. Nurse practitioner, Jay Reighley will be here to share her extensive knowledge of the topic and answer your questions.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Derivatives and forms of cannabis
  • Cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors (how cannabis works in your body)
  • Strains of cannabis
  • Difference between cannabis and hemp
  • CBD and THC
  • Over-the-counter vs medical card requirement
  • Laboratory testing for strength and purity
  • Dosing
  • Role of the  caregiver (one who assists with medical marijuana treatment)


Jay Reighley, APRN, Nurse Practitioner at Integr8 Health  [More About Jay]

Register Now

Intro to Herbs: Dreaming your Herb Garden into Being

Thursday, January 24th
6:00 – 7:30pm

Herb Garden PotsWhat a beautiful, intimate, and deeply healing relationship you are creating, whether in a yard or in potted plants. Consider your own personal health goals, as this will support you in determining who you may want to invite to be a part of your magic space. We’ll speak briefly of strategies for building a garden bed, then of moist/dry and sun/shade considerations. We’ll allow time and space for intuition to come forth and for questions to be answered. You will leave inspired and with confidence.


Mischa Schuler, Community Herbalist and Founder of Wild Carrot Herbs [ More About Mischa ]

Register Now

Coming Soon…

The following events are in the planning stages. To be notified when they have been finalized, please sign up for notification.


Being Mortal Film Viewing and Discussion

We’ll watch the Frontline film titled Being Mortal and Jaye will follow up with a discussion on how to handle end of life issues with open eyes and open hearts.

Film Information

FRONTLINE follows renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. In conjunction with Gawande’s new book, Being Mortal, the film investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows how doctors — himself included — are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients.


Jaye Van Dussen, Community Liaison, Hospice of Southern Maine

Be the first to know!

Follow us on Facebook or sign up for our mailing list to be amongst the first to know about upcoming events.

Sign Up for Email Notification

View Past Events