Growing Cannabis from Counterculture to Common Culture
Today on The Grow Show Kyle Kushman is joined by Debby Goldsberry. They chat about how she became a cannabis activist, her expectations for the upcoming election, and her hopes for the progress of cannabis in the next five years.
Debby Goldsberry is among the most accomplished cannabis activists. She has over 25 years of industry experience and is connected with many of the non-profit associations.
Goldsberry helped to establish the Berkeley Patients Group (BPG) in 2000. She coordinated the association for a long time as it got to be a standout amongst the best dispensaries in northern California. Goldsberry subsequently went separate ways with BPG and went to help establish Communicare Centers – an aggregate devoted to standardized marijuana solutions.
Notwithstanding her work with dispensaries, Goldsberry has a long history of inclusion with marijuana policy organizations. She additionally helped to establish Americans for Safe Access, the Medical Cannabis Safety Council, and the Cannabis Action Network (CAN), which impacted the formation of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the Marijuana Policy Project.
Obviously, Goldsberry underpins the reasons for others and her own. For instance, she volunteers with the NORML Women’s Alliance and some time ago served as a Marijuana Policy Project boardmember.
Goldsberry has gotten various awards in the past for her work for the cannabis industry. She has twice been named the HIGH TIMES Freedom Fighter of the Month, and got Freedom Fighter of the Year for 2011-12. Besides, NORML awarded Goldsberry with the Paula Sabine Award for Women in Leadership in 2005.
She is one of the pioneers of this industry and has helped shape the cannabis industry into the fast-approaching mainstream business it is becoming. Growing cannabis from counter culture to common culture is an apt way of describing her journey.