Trulieve encourages the study, observance, and celebration of the critical role women play in American history and to celebrate, Trulieve is honored to spotlight Dr. Marion McNabb. Dr. McNabb is the President of The Cannabis Center of Excellence, a 501(c)(3) cannabis research, education, and advocacy organization. Dr. McNabb is also serving as the Retail Appointee to the Massachusetts Cannabis Advisory Board. All of these undertakings were in steadfast commitment of a single notion: to advance responsible and regulated access to cannabis.  

Dr. McNabb also currently serves as the Principal Investigator of an ongoing Healthcare Provider Medical Cannabis Study, of which Trulieve is a proud sponsor. If you are a healthcare provider, we would love for you to contribute and please take this anonymous survey about medical cannabis. 

Dr. McNabb’s past research has revealed patterns and trends, such as a decrease of opioids and alcohol use among veterans who use cannabis. She will be speaking about these results at CannX in Tel Aviv Israel in her panel Addressing the Opioid Epidemic with Real-World Data-Informed Approaches on March 14, 2022.  

She is equally-focused on sustainability and environmental issues and how responsible cannabis operators can have a positive impact on our overall climate. Her research paper on that topic can be found here. Dr. McNabb is a female force to be reckoned with within the cannabis industry and we are proud to sponsor her in research, policy change, and more, including healthcare education. In one recent publication, when asked about her opinion on the future of medical cannabis, Dr. McNabb stated, “U.S. healthcare professionals are largely unaware of the latest evidence around medical cannabis use, and often feel unprepared to counsel patients on the subject…The Cannabis Center of Excellence with Partner Medicinal Genomics seeks to understand what healthcare providers know about medical cannabis, what they want to know, and how they want to learn about the topic.” 

Her contributions in public health and cannabis have and will continue to make Dr. McNabb standout as an advocate for patient access and scientific discovery. Trulieve looks forward to collaborating with her to expand her impact on our communities through the Healthcare Provider Medical Cannabis Study.  

Dr. McNabb will also present NECANN Boston this month (March 18-20, 2022) regarding Engaging Cannabis Consumers and Patients via Data and Proven Community Models. She will discuss how businesses can engage in evidence-based, smart counseling and marketing, partnering with researchers and academics rooted in experience in Massachusetts. 

We celebrate Dr. McNabb and all the other hard-working women who continue to work tirelessly to promote cannabis information and education. We recognize that these women are continuously making history on a daily basis and we are proud to support them.  

“Women are still underrepresented in leadership positions in the cannabis industry, yet have much to offer. Celebrating women and their accomplishments in the industry should be a priority all year round!” – Dr. McNabb 


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