Seminar Series

Cannabis & Recovery: Overcoming Addictions

Cannabis & Recovery: Overcoming Addictions

Presented By Kila Naradovy (Kona Girl Fruit Co.) & Jon Frank (

Did you know that cannabis can help people overcome addictions to opioids, heroin, cocaine, meth, other hard drugs and even alcoholism according to recent studies. Some use medical marijuana as a detox and maintenance protocol for severe addictions. Dr. Williams will share case studies of patients, as well as two former addicts will share their inspiring stories of how cannabis helped save their lives.


Kila Naradovy is the owner of Kona Girl Fruit Company with her husband Brandon. She is a 42 year old mother of a beautiful baby girl named Kaimae Kona. She lives in York Beach Maine and has been in New England for 5 years. She grew up on the West Coast where her life was tormented by substance use, trauma and mental health issues. For the last 5 years she has found a way of life that not only works for her but has allowed healing and self love. She continues to share her story with others openly as she hopes others can find strength in themselves to fight for the life they want and deserve.


New Jersey native Jon Frank of Dirty Dank Jersey is your boy with the joy, Double DJ, DirtyDANKJersey, The NJ Gasquatch, and the Puerto Rican Sasquatch.

With 8 years of recovery under his belt, Jon battled cancer in high school and lost a scholarship opportunity for football when he had to undergo chemotherapy and radiation over a two-year period.

During that treatment, which was meant to save his life, he was exposed to the chemicals he became addicted to which almost ended his life. Thanks to a loving family and mother who wouldn’t give up on him, Jon found himself surrounded by recovery resources. He flew out to Washington state to meet a long-time friend and expert grower. He showed Jon everything from seed to finished product. Jon then began cultivating relationships with all local plugs, vendors, and cannabis sources here in the NY/NYC Area. Now he sees more so than ever before a need for healing, sharing knowledge, and judgement-free places to engage with like-minded folks.