About Acute on Chronic

At Acute on Chronic, we believe in educated guidance to cannabis, alternative therapies, supplemental treatments, and support in navigating a complex healthcare system.

We believe that access to treatment, evidence-based practice, healthcare equity, and defense of patient’s rights are vital to your health and well-being.

From a single assessment to ongoing support, we are ready to support you with all your cannabis questions as you investigate and become comfortable with this alternative care. We can also help you navigate the confusing and complex world of medical care—from understanding medical language around procedures to exploring long-term care options—through a range of available support levels.

Rebecca Abraham Cannabis Nurse

We provide clarity to cannabis and healthcare.

Acute on Chronic is your one-stop-shop for cannabis education, medical cannabis card support, alternative health recommendations, and patient advocacy.

Cannabis has been used globally as a medicinal and wellness substance since 2500 BC. We provide modern education and guidance on how to safely use cannabis as a supplement to enhance your health and wellness through:

  • Expert review and recommendation of products that meet the highest quality standards in growing and extraction methods to keep and your loved ones safe.
  • Thorough nursing assessment which includes dosing review and recommendations.
  • Working with your healthcare team to provide continuity of care and support, in addition to having a conversation about cannabis with your doctor so you don’t have to.

About Rebecca Abraham RN, BSN

Rebecca Abraham, RN, BSN has worked in healthcare for over 15 years with extensive experience in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Heart Failure, Surgical Services, and Case Management.

Rebecca has trained and worked at some of the best academic medical centers in the country and is board certified in Critical Care Nursing. She also has a certificate in Cannabis Nursing through the American Association of Cannabis Nurses. Rebecca was awarded a continuing education scholarship from National Nurses United to Rutgers University’s Women’s Global Health Leadership Certificate program. In 2015 she was awarded the Illinois Nurses Association 40 under 40 Leaders in Nursing Award and was a scholarship winner for the 2012 Nurse in Washington Lobbyist Internship.

Rebecca remains an active member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, National Nurses United (NNU), Patient Advocacy Alliance, and Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She has testified and lobbied for healthcare, patient safety, nursing, and cannabis policies on the municipal, state, and federal levels.

In addition to her healthcare work, Rebecca is also proud to serve her community as a Board of Education Member for District 219. She was formerly a board member (2015-2018) at the Chicago Center for Music Education, a non-profit music school that serves the Chicagoland area. She also served as a board member (2015-2017) as well as a community advocate and in government relations for WeWill (formerly Mom+Baby), an organization that lobbied for women and family-friendly policies in Illinois.

Rebecca Abraham
Mary Neubeck

About Mary Neubeck

Mary Neubeck, RN, BSN, has been a nurse for 7 years. She is an alumnus of Illinois State University’s Mennonite College of Nursing. As a nurse, Mary worked in mental health helping patients of all ages find mental stability. In addition to being a nurse, Mary has extensive experience in the cannabis industry. She started her cannabis career as a Patient Consultant and quickly worked her way up to General Manager of 2 medical cannabis dispensaries in Illinois. She later moved on to a national Retail Operations team for one of the largest cannabis companies in the US. Mary now dedicates herself fully to Cannabis Nursing. 


Mary utilizes her nursing and cannabis experience to help patients use cannabis to achieve their highest quality of life. She has consulted with hundreds of patients throughout her career, and her passion is cannabis education and care planning. Nothing makes her happier than watching someone’s life drastically improve with cannabis usage! In her spare time, she volunteers with the American Cannabis Nurses Association.