Physicians CBD Council
Dr. Swathi Varanasi,PharmD
Dr. Swathi Varanasi, or Dr. Swathi, is an award-winning bilingual integrative health pharmacist. She is a plant-based wellness specialist; a medical expert and advisory board member for CBD, adaptogen, and food brands; a published author; an advocacy non-profit board of director; a peer-reviewed clinical researcher; and a multimedia content contributor for print/online publications.
Dr. Swathi co-founded and is Chief Scientific Officer of Element Apothec, an innovative CBD botanical wellness brand dedicated to evidence-based education and formulations for everyone. She studied at the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC), Cornell University T. Colin Campbell Center of Nutrition Studies (Ithaca, NY), and Carleton College (Northfield, MN). Dr. Swathi serves as the Director of Science of the largest statewide cannabis patient advocacy non-profit organization, LA NORML, and distinguished adjunct faculty and speaker at colleges of pharmacy, colleges of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and undergraduate institutions, and at conferences, respectively. In her free time, she can be found recipe testing or planning her next trip (30 countries and counting!).