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Nurse Leaves Hospital, Launches Cannabis-Infused Coffee Business

After 25 years of nursing, Amy Smith says she was fed up. 

Fed up with patient behavior. With hospital administration decision-making. And with what she viewed as “insults” to her intelligence and experience.



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After a year of mulling over the decision to quit, Smith decided to leave not only Brockton Hospital, where she had worked for 18 years, but also the nursing profession — and that meant leaving behind much of her identity: Being a nurse was who the 48-year-old had been since she was 22 years old.

Now, she and her husband have their own cannabis-infused coffee business, called My CoffeeSmiths, which sells beans from a variety of different regions.

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