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About Debby Goldsberry

Debby Goldsberry is a pioneer of the medical cannabis industry with over 25 years experience. Recently, she co-founded Communicare Centers, a collective dedicated to creating standardized cannabis medicines. Ms. Goldsberry also co-founded the Berkeley Patients Group (BPG) medical cannabis collective, which she directed for 11 years as well as several non-profit organizations including Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the Medical Cannabis Safety Council (MCSC) and Cannabis Action Network (CAN). She is a volunteer for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Woman’s Alliance, and is a former board member of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). Ms. Goldsberry was twice designated High Times Freedom Fighter of the Month and was given NORML’s Paula Sabine Award for Woman in Leadership. Ms. Goldsberry served as HIGH TIMES Freedom Fighter of the Year, 2011-2012.

Posts by Debby Goldsberry:

Review: Compassionate Medicinal Edibles Sea Salt Caramel Bar

Review: Compassionate Medicinal Edibles Sea Salt Caramel Bar

I am a huge fan of the Compassion Medicinal Edibles Sea Salt Caramel Bar, dipped in Chocolate. We carry them at Magnolia Wellness in Oakland, where I work as Ambassador. The main flavor is a perfect buttery blend of cannabis and caramel, covered in solid dark chocolate. Together with a touch of salt, this makes the perfect […]

Are Contaminants In Cannabis A Serious Concern Or A Manageable Side Effect Of Prohibition?

Are Contaminants In Cannabis A Serious Concern Or A Manageable Side Effect Of Prohibition?

Toxins and pesticides in legal marijuana have been in the news lately.  “Alarmingly high” pesticide residuals were found in cannabis tested at the Werc Shop, a cannabis analytical lab in Pasadena, California. Are contaminants in cannabis a “serious concern” or a manageable side effect of prohibition? The Werc Shop study, published in the Journal of […]

Seniors and Cannabis Stigma: No More “Reefer Madness”

Seniors and Cannabis Stigma: No More “Reefer Madness”

PHOTO: “Brownie Mary” Rathbun Ladybud readers agree that cannabis prohibition causes societal harms, and we can be counted at ballot boxes across the nation. But, our votes do not add up to a clear win for legalization. Instead, it is the 10% of people who “swing vote” on this issue that control the fate of […]

Kiva Dark Chocolate Blackberry Bar

Kiva Dark Chocolate Blackberry Bar

Chocolate and cannabis are perfect partners, and it is easy to see why the Kiva Dark Chocolate Blackberry bar won the “Best Edible” competition at the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in Los Angeles. Let’s start with the packaging. Kiva Confectioners use recycled paper and soy ink, giving confidence to consumers the treat inside is […]

Money is the Biggest Obstacle to Marijuana Legalization

Money is the Biggest Obstacle to Marijuana Legalization

Pot Smokers Need to Donate to End Prohibition There is one major obstacle stopping the full implementation of medical cannabis laws and the legalization of cannabis nationwide and it is not the Drug Enforcement Administration– It is money. Budget issues were the key factor in the success of the legalization initiatives in Colorado and Washington, rather […]