About the Author
Debby Goldsberry has more than 25 years as a leader in the medical and adult use marijuana industry. She is Executive Director at Magnolia Wellness, an award-winning dispensary in Oakland, CA. She co-founded the Berkeley Patients Group (BPG) medical cannabis collective in 1999, directing its growth over 11 years. Ms. Goldsberry developed and implemented standard operating procedures for procurement, product safety, patient relations, and business management and operations, which have been replicated by dispensaries around the nation.
As a community leader, Ms. Goldsberry is active in the campaign to reform the California state cannabis laws and to protect patient’s rights. She co-founded and directed Americans for Safe Access (ASA), Medical Cannabis Safety Council (MCSC), and Cannabis Action Network (CAN). She is a board member at California NORML, is a former board member of the Marijuana Policy Project, and teaches procurement and patient relations at Oaksterdam UniversityMs. Goldsberry has been a staff writer at DOPE magazine and High Times Medical Marijuana magazine, and was a featured blogger at “Smell the Truth.”