Doctors for Cannabis Regulation Announces the Appointment of Dasheeda Dawson

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Doctors for Cannabis Regulation Announces the Appointment of Dasheeda Dawson

WASHINGTON, DC, March 2, 2020–Doctors for Cannabis Regulation (DFCR), the first organization for doctors and health care professionals supporting cannabis legalization and regulation, today announced changes to its board of directors. Cannabis industry trailblazer Dasheeda Dawson has recently been appointed to its board of directors.

“Doctors for Cannabis Regulation is incredibly fortunate to have Dasheeda join our board of directors,” says Dr. David Nathan, Founder and Board President. “Never have we had such a skilled organizational development expert, and she’s shown herself to be a passionate and visionary leader in every project she takes on.”

“Dasheeda is recognized in the cannabis community for her passionate commitment to social justice, her strong advocacy for cannabis regulation, and her skill as a strategist,” says Dr. Bryon Adinoff, Executive Vice President. “With her science background, Dasheeda is a superb fit for the DFCR board and will assist in guiding the operational aspects of our organization to expand the voice of physicians and health professionals in their support of cannabis legalization.”

The organization has hundreds of respected physician members in nearly every US state and territory. DFCR physicians include integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, and renowned public health physician and Johns Hopkins professor Chris Beyrer. With the addition of Dasheeda Dawson, one of a limited number of non-doctors leading the organization, the DFCR board now includes eight members working together to further its mission of promoting public health and furthering social justice through science-backed cannabis regulation.

About Dasheeda

Dasheeda Dawson is CEO of The WeedHead™ & Company and author of the top-selling workbook, “How to Succeed in the Cannabis Industry.” A global cannabis advocate and industry thought leader featured across multiple outlets, including Entrepreneur Magazine, The New York Times, Essence Festival and a historic Times Square billboard campaign, Dasheeda is a corporate-to-cannabis crossover pioneer and world-renowned cannabis business strategist with experience as an industry educator, senior executive leader and strategy expert for multiple cannabis businesses, political/municipality leaders and media outlets across the country. From Target to THC, she has nearly 20 years of business development, strategic management and brand marketing excellence while leading teams for United Way, Target Corporation, and Victoria’s Secret. Dasheeda received her MBA from Rutgers Business School and completed her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology at Princeton University.

About Doctors for Cannabis Regulation

Doctors For Cannabis Regulation (DFCR) serves as a global voice for physicians and health professionals that support cannabis legalization and science-based regulation in the United States and abroad. As the first organization of doctors in the world to support full cannabis legalization, DFCR promotes cannabis education, global research and advocacy to support legislative changes necessary for improved public health, social justice & consumer protections. Learn more about the organization at

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