CannabizMD Profiles

CannabizMD Profiles introduce you to the scientists, regulators, researchers, entrepreneurs and policy influencers who are shaping the now and future of the medical cannabis industry across the US and the international markets.

Joy in the Future

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Leading the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission into the Future Joy Strand joined the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) as Executive Director the...

An Unexpected Success

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Advocating for Cannabis in the Shadow of the “Just Say No” Era Attorney Emily Burns grew up in the “Just Say No” era and her...

Cannabis by Chance

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Mackie Barch fell into the medical cannabis industry by chance. After closing his pharmaceutical company in 2014 due to FDA regulatory changes, he was...

A Contemporary Take on Health and Wellness

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A little more than a year ago, Curio Wellness’s co-founder, Wendy Bronfein, carefully planted the company’s very first cannabis seed. What has grown from...

A Physician Transitions to Advocate

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Ron Elfenbein, M.D. was not always a supporter of medical cannabis. Then he met a patient with advanced pancreatic cancer. The woman’s oncologist would...