Baltimore (October 31, 2018) — The Maryland Wholesale Medical Cannabis Trade Association (CANMD) announced today that Jacquie Cohen Roth has been named Executive Director of the association.
“Jacquie has demonstrated leadership, vision and passion for Maryland’s medical cannabis industry. The mission and vision of her companies align with that of CANMD – to create transparency, accountability, and consistency in the state’s medical cannabis industry. I’m confident that CANMD and its members will be well-served with Jacquie’s support and proven dedication to Maryland’s medical cannabis industry,” said Mackie Barch, CANMD’s Board Chair. Mr. Barch is Managing Partner and President of Culta, a Maryland based medical cannabis company with cultivation, processing and dispensary operations.
CANMD represents licensed medical cannabis growers and processors in the state of Maryland. The association promotes the responsible advancement of the medical cannabis industry in Maryland by fostering a favorable social, economic and legal climate. Ms. Cohen Roth will provide recommendations to CANMD’s Board of Directors on matters related to medical cannabis policy, public health and best practices as well support the association’s efforts to educate and act as a resource to lawmakers, medical providers and patients.
“This is an extraordinary privilege to serve Maryland’s medical cannabis industry in this role. For several years, I’ve been focused on education and advocacy in Maryland’s – the nation’s – newest and most rapidly growing industry, medical cannabis. CANMD and I share a commitment to position Maryland as a national industry model of best practices inclusive of providers, patients and legislators. It’s a complex and extremely dynamic industry and I’m excited to be part of it in this role.”
Ms. Cohen Roth is Founder/CEO of Maryland based Athena Communications, LLC and CannabizMD, LLC. Ms. Cohen Roth has been recognized for her professional achievements and community leadership as a member of Leadership Maryland Class of 2018. Prior to founding Athena Communications and CannabizMD, Ms. Cohen Roth was a media and marketing consultant to the State’s leading healthcare systems and was founder of a renowned multi-media platform for physicians and healthcare stakeholders. She received a dual B.A. and minor from The Maxwell School of Syracuse University and lives in Annapolis.