Debby Goldsberry has 25 years as a leader in the medical and adult use marijuana industry. She is Ambassador at Magnolia Wellness of Oakland, responsible for public relations, product development, social media and customer relations at this award winning collective dispensary. She co-founded the Berkeley Patients Group (BPG) medical cannabis collective in 1999, directing its growth over 11 years, with 70 employees and up to 1,000 customer visits per day. 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 represents United Food and Commercial Workers Union on the board of directors of the Coaltion for Cannabis Policy Reform. 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 University. She has proven experience in dispensary and non-profit business, public and government relations, and product development and marketing. Ms. Goldsberry is a published author, blogger and a media spokesperson.