After a decade-long career in cosmetology, Jean Lacy used her leadership, business development, and interpersonal skills to dive into the cannabis industry. After her own experience reaching the end of the rope of what traditional western medicine has to offer and her personal success discovering the power of plants and fungi, Jean became passionate about advocating for patients like herself and educating medical professionals on the use of plant based therapies in conjunction with their western medical practices and unlocking the full power of holistic, integrative healthcare.
As a medical cannabis educator, she worked alongside a physician to establish a successful cannabis-based internal medicine clinic that served communities all across the state of Illinois. As this practice grew, they learned the limits of cannabis therapy and sought to provide more treatment options for their clients. Jean developed and established one of the first Ketamine Infusion Clinics in Chicago, IL. She aided in designing the patient experience with ketamine in a therapeutic setting and laid the foundation of operations.
In 2020, Jean founded the Illinois Psychedelic Society to bring together advocates, medical professionals, and patients alike to build community, provide harm reduction education focused on psychedelic compounds, and further fuel the psychedelic renaissance in a time when the world is in utmost need of a shift in consciousness and perception.
At World Tree Sanctuary, Jean works leading sacrament ceremonies with entheogens and plant teachers to further World Tree Sanctuary’s mission to expand the consciousness of humankind and raise the energetic frequency of the world at large. She designs ceremonies and provides preparation and integration support to participants to aid in the spiritual emergence process and effectuate positive change in their lives. She trains volunteers to assist with ceremonies and provide peer-to-peer support. She structures and manages all church business functions with the same best practices that have been consistent throughout her career.
Jean believes the path of expanded consciousness should be available to all, should feels sensical as opposed to mystical, and can be achieved through a mindful lifestyle. She seeks to bridge the gap between the clinical and plant medicine communities to increase the accessibility of healing.