A Conversation with the Cannabis Regulators Association

A Conversation

A Conversation with the Cannabis Regulators Association Dr. Gillian Schauer, CANNRA today on NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice only on The Cannabis Radio. Dr. Gillian Schauer was elected CANNRA’s first Executive Director in 2021 and served as a Senior Advisor to CANNRA before the organization’s founding. Dr. Schauer has worked in public health and policy for nearly two decades and has a decade of experience working with federal and state agencies on cannabis policy, data monitoring, and research translation.

She has a Ph.D. from Emory University, a Master of Public Health from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University. The Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA) is a national nonpartisan nonprofit organization of government officials involved in cannabis regulation across more than 40 states and territories.

CANNRA provides policymakers and government officials with unbiased information from regulators who are implementing cannabis policy in states and territories. They are not a cannabis advocacy group and take no formal position for or against cannabis legalization. We talk more about the recent CANNRA External Stakeholder Meeting in early June.

2 of our board members attended and participated, Khurshid Khoja & Michael Cooper. I know they were excited to be involved, so we discuss what happened at this meeting overall and what were the goals of hosting this two-day conference. In addition to cannabis industry experts like Khurshid and Michael, we discuss who else was and who was not there. As well as the reason for inviting certain types of individuals but not others.