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Debby Goldsberry

Marijuana Policy Reform Activist and Business Leader

Debby Goldsberry

Policy Reform Activist, Cannabis Evangelist

Ms. Debby Goldsberry is a celebrated marijuana policy reform activist and business leader, currently serving as the Executive Director at Magnolia Wellness in Oakland, CA. In 1999 she cofounded the Berkeley Patients Group (BPG), directing its growth for 11 years. Today, the procurement, product safety, patient relations, and management processes she initiated at BPG are standard dispensary practice, nation-wide. A pivotal figure in cannabis policy reform, Ms Goldsberry founded and served on the board of some of America’s most influential cannabis organizations, including Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the Medical Cannabis Safety Council (MCSC), and Cannabis Action Network (CAN). She is a board member at California NORML and former board member of the Marijuana Policy Project. Ms. Goldsberry was honored with the High Times Freedom Fighter of the Year Award in 2011.

highlights
  • Cannabis Policy Reform Activist since 1988
  • Founded, directed and served on the boards of leading advocacy organizations including Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the Medical Cannabis Safety Council (MCSC), and Cannabis Action Network (CAN)
  • Co-founded the Berkeley Patients Group (BPG), directing the medical dispensary’s growth to an organization of 70 employees with up to 1,000 customer visits per day
  • Executive Director at Magnolia Wellness in Oakland, CA , a standard-setting model medical cannabis dispensary