CannabizMD (CBMD) was founded by Jacquie Cohen Roth, MS in 2017 with a vision to create a unique ecosystem supporting Maryland’s nascent medical cannabis industry. The original mission of CBMD was to educate, build and engage the ecosystem that supporting Maryland’s nascent industry’s growth and sustainability via an exchange of ideas and innovation on this platform and at CannabizMD events. In short order, CannabizMD caught the attention of industry professionals nationally and internationally. CannabizMD’s ecosystem now includes medical cannabis states and programs in the U.S. and abroad.
The CannabizMD ecosystem includes the medical cannabis company owners/operators; healthcare providers; regulators; researchers; scientists; policy influencers and ancillary service providers. The CannabizMD mission has evolved to become: To help fill the void of cannabis science education for safe access to medical cannabis and delivery of quality patient care.
The values of CannabizMD reflect a desire to support the vision, culture and company values of its ecosystem members. Tikkun olam is a Hebrew concept which literally means “repair of the world”. This inspires CannabizMD and its partners to behave and act constructively and beneficially for society, create passion, transparency, teamwork, accountability, determination and a strong willingness to evolve.
Jacquie Cohen Roth, MS: Founder/CEO
Jacquie is driven by her commitment to health and wellness with a strategic vision focused on the medical cannabis industry and an active commitment to ensuring gender and racial equity in the cannabis industry. To that end, she launched social enterprise Tea Pad in 2019.
Recognizing that there was a void of a resource of credible medical cannabis content, Jacquie launched CannabizMD in 2017 in order to build an ecosystem supporting Maryland’s nascent medical cannabis industry. Her pioneering leadership in Maryland’s medical cannabis industry quickly grew the CannabizMD audience to a national audience and now, international. Staying true to her Maryland roots, continued active engagement in Maryland medical cannabis industry is a priority for Jacquie.
Jacquie has 26 years of expertise in healthcare and public policy. She founded Mojo Media in 2004 which included the platform of Chesapeake Physician – Your practice. Your life. Always one to wear many hats, Jacquie served as publisher and executive editor. Chesapeake Physician became a renowned resource for physicians, hospitals and healthcare systems along with healthcare stakeholders for leading clinical innovations, healthcare information technology (HIT) and best practices for delivering quality patient care. Building solid relationships with national leading healthcare systems, led her to partner with clients including Johns Hopkins Medicine, University of Maryland Medical System and Inova Health System to develop physician engagement and healthcare consumer education pieces.
Jacquie has been recognized for her cannabis industry leadership and expertise as a speaker at the Cannabiz World Summit in Malta, November 2019 and 2020 and Thailand-based Cannabis Investment Summit World (CISW) November 2020. She’s been a resource for leading industry publications including Marijuana Business Magazine and Marijuana Venture. Her professional achievements and community leadership is underscored by her selection as a member of Leadership Maryland. She’s regularly recognized by leading cannabis industry and business platform as leading female entrepreneur and for her DEI work.
Jacquie will receive a Master of Science (MS) in the historic first graduate program in medical cannabis, Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (2021). She earned a double B.A. in Economics and Policy Studies with a Minor in International Political Economies from The Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Jacquie’s is a medical cannabis patient who incorporates medical cannabis into her personal healthcare practices providing a unique and passion driven perspective on the medical cannabis industry.
Kim Van Dyke: Creative Director
Kim helps manage the creative team working with photographers, designers, vendors and all those working on the creative aspects of CannabizMD projects. Kim is an award-winning graphic designer. She’s received innumerable national to international industry awards for her work.
Kim’s skills have special emphasis and expertise in magazine design, conceptual design and typography. Kim is active with conservancy organizations as well pet rescue organizations. Kim received a B.S. in Advertising from University of Maryland and a M.A. in Publication Design for University of Baltimore.