Debby Goldsberry has more than 25 years as a leader in the medical and adult use marijuana industry. She co-founded the Berkeley Patients Group (BPG) medical cannabis collective in 1999, directing its growth over 11 years. Ms. Goldsberry developed and implemented standard operating procedures for procurement, product safety, patient relations, and business management and operations, which have been replicated by dispensaries around the nation. She has proven experience in non-profit business management, public and government relations, and product development and marketing.
As a community leader, Ms. Goldsberry is active in the campaign to reform the California state cannabis laws and to protect patient’s rights. She co-founded and directed Americans for Safe Access (ASA), Medical Cannabis Safety Council (MCSC), and Cannabis Action Network (CAN). She is a board member at California NORML, is a former board member of the Marijuana Policy Project, and teaches procurement and patient relations at Oaksterdam University. Ms. Goldsberry has been a staff writer at DOPE Magazine and High Times Medical Marijuana Magazine, and was a featured blogger at Smell the Truth.
Magnolia Oakland is proud to be a UFCW5 union shop.
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 is a 30,000 member labor union based in Hayward, California. The local is a progressive voice in the labor movement and the community with a strong tradition of member advocacy and involvement.
Local 5 members work primarily in retail grocery and meat and in department stores, retail drug stores, candy stores, jewelry stores, agriculture and food processing, wholesale meat, seafood processing, financial services, education and the cannabis industry among others.
Local 5 policy is set by its thirty three member executive board. Members from many industries the union represents sit on its board.
Local 5’s geographic jurisdiction extends from Crescent City on California’s North Coast east to Vacaville and to King City at the foot of the Salinas Valley. In Agriculture the union has California and Arizona as its jurisdiction.
In addition to the union’s headquarters in Hayward offices are maintained by the local in Eureka, Martinez, Novato, Salinas, San Francisco, San Jose and South San Francisco.
Wherever Local 5 members work they have a strong voice on the job.