Mary Morgan | Dispensary Manager
Mary Morgan is a highly skilled pharmacist with over 30 years of pharmacy experience. Mary graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BS in Pharmacy. She completed her NAPLEX Boards and is a registered pharmacist in both Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Mary was one of the first pharmacists to manage a dispensary in the State of Connecticut. Mary has used her extensive management and pharmacy skills to help patients in the Connecticut Medical Marijuana program since its inception in 2014. She provides her patients with an in-depth understanding that covers the unique aspects relating to the Connecticut Medical Marijuana program. She fully supports the objectives and strict regulations relating to her profession and she believes in the ethical and safe use of cannabis to heal patients.
Mary is a regular attendee at cannabis conferences and continuing education forums. She has experience working with the disease states identified by the Connecticut Medical Marijuana program. These include Epilepsy, Cancer, PTSD, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, HIV and the use of medical marijuana to manage them.
Mary has first hand experience working with hospitals and the many physicians in the State of Connecticut. She is a mother of two children and has special knowledge relating to children with disabilities. Mary understands the challenges of medicating and treating patients with sensory defensiveness. She is experienced in working with the unique aspects and challenges relating to both pediatric and hospice patients.
Mary is highly respected by the 4 producers licensed to grow marijuana in the State of Connecticut. Her depth of knowledge of products, strains and dosage forms provides her with the unique advantage of addressing the patient’s needs in the most efficient and beneficial manner.
Kirstin Ruck | Lead Dispensary
Kirstin Ruck has established herself as a Pharmacist who builds solid customer relationships and delivers exceptional service. She is State of Connecticut-licensed with experience delivering high-quality pharmaceutical care in retail settings by combining clinical skills with business acumen and a proven ability to grow pharmacy revenues.
Kirstin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and is a member of the Connecticut Pharmacists Association. With over 20 years’ experience in the field, her skills include retail pharmacy operations, drug utilization review, quality assurance checks, inventory control, promoting and participating in health and wellness events, patient counseling, and compliance and adherence reviews.
Kirstin holds extensive experience managing ancillary staff in filling approximately 1,000 prescriptions weekly. Regularly, she consults with physicians and patients with regard to medication dosage, drug interactions, therapy recommendations and potential side effects of prescription and OTC medications. She dispenses prescriptions, maintains accurate patient records, dosing information and directions for use according to professional standards and legal requirements. Holding a certification in immunization, Kirstin administers immunizations weekly and organizes immunization drives annually for local businesses. She keeps abreast of new developments within the pharmaceutical industry. Kirstin is currently participating in several online medical marijuana classes. These programs provide clinical and therapeutic indications, pharmacology, contraindications, dosing and routes of administration, along with other pertinent information in the medical use of marijuana.