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Debby Goldsberry is among the most accomplished activists in the cannabis community, regardless of gender. She has more than 25 years of industry experience and is associated with a plethora of non-profit organizations.

Goldsberry co-founded the Berkeley Patients Group (BPG) in 2000. She went on to direct the organization for 11 years as it became one of the most successful dispensaries in northern California. Goldsberry has since parted ways with BPG and went on to co-found Communicare Centers – a collective dedicated to standardized cannabis medicines.

In addition to her work with dispensaries, Goldsberry has a long history of involvement with cannabis policy movements. She also co-founded Americans for Safe Access, the Medical Cannabis Safety Council, and the Cannabis Action Network (CAN), which influenced the creation of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the Marijuana Policy Project.

Of course, Goldsberry supports the causes of others as well as her own. For example, she volunteers with the NORML Women’s Alliance and formerly served as a Marijuana Policy Project boardmember.

Goldsberry has received numerous awards in the past to honor her work for the cannabis community. She has twice been named the HIGH TIMES Freedom Fighter of the Month, and received Freedom Fighter of the Year for 2011-12. Furthermore, NORML awarded Goldsberry with the Paula Sabine Award for Women in Leadership in 2005.


United Cannabis Collective
Located in northern California, United Cannabis Collective (UCC) will operate dispensary clinics where patients and caregivers can obtain medical cannabis, in all of its varied forms, and essential life services that improve the health, housing, and safety of all collective members. UCC plans to use all funds in support of such programs, its financial sustainability and to help end cannabis prohibition.

In The News

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December 20, 2013

RECAP: The Emerald Cup Celebrates Ten Years Of Growth In Northern California
SANTA ROSA, CA — Cannabis enthusiasts from all walks of life gathered at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds this past weekend to celebrate a successful harvest, while exchanging knowledge with friends new and old. Uprooting from its traditional location in the “Emerald Triangle,” the epicenter of California cannabis, The Emerald Cup migrated to Santa Rosa in 2013. Founded by Tim Blake ten years ago, The Emerald Cup is the longest running outdoor organic growing competition in the world. The flagship event was held in Laytonville, CA and drew just 23 …

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2013 Emerald Cup Lifetime Achievement Award

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