In 2010 Kelley Bruce was raising her daughter alone living in the beautiful mountains of Breckenridge Colorado teaching children to ski for Vail resorts. On NYE she was hit by a drunk driver and suffered injuries to her lower back and neck. These injuries would ultimately end her skiing profession, sending her on the path of pharmaceutical pain management. After a horrible out-of-body experience one night on Ambien; she decided there had to be a better way to manage the pain and still be able to have the confidence to be an effective parent. She was not only able to completely manage pain to the point of not even needing Advil, but she could come off of other medications for medical conditions such as ADD and Major Depressive Disorder. She was amazed at how versatile the plant was in alleviating ailments. She became pretty outspoken about the benefits; advocating for the various ways to use it. In 2012 someone reported her medical use to Child Protective Services. Kelly openly and willingly admitted she was a medical patient and used cannabis to treat medical conditions. She believed her choice with the direction and care of her doctors was better than using prescription drugs. The state disagreed with her choice to consume a schedule 1 illicit drug, even while under her legal right with the state, and Kelly was founded on her charges. She fought. Hard; appealing the court’s ruling. After a 2 year probation, all charges were dropped. This experience sparked a fire inside Kelly that has grown into both CannaMommy nonprofit and the first-ever cannabis company to provide THC options designed with motherhood in mind. Kelly is a mother of four currently living in Humboldt County CA where she is involved locally in public advocacy. Her cannabis cultivation company was founded in 2016 and held 5 permits in CA. Canna Mommy manufactures cannabis products for pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. 2019 High Times named her one of the top 100 women in weed. Her work has been published in Vogue, Parents Magazine, NBC, and several peer reviewed research papers. Kelly was on the founding committee for the Woman’s Canna Cup competition at the 2022 California State fair. Kelly is a true thought leader when it comes to advancing options for managing pain and symptoms for birthing humans and speaks publicly about how to use cannabis in pregnancy, labor and all stages of the motherhood journey.