Abigail Sampson, Board member, Dandelion Initiative & Client Care Specialist, Canopy Gowth Corp.
Abigail Sampson began her cannabis career as a volunteer with NORML Canada, the longest running cannabis advocacy group in the country. During her tenure, she rose to the ranks of Executive Director, the first female to hold this position.
Through her service as a Steering Committee member of the inaugural Women Grow Toronto chapter, Abigail was able to help empower a new generation of women to find their voice in the emerging cannabis industry.
Abigail presented as a witness before the Canadian Standing Committee on Health on Bill C45, the Cannabis Act and appeared at Queens Park in response to Bill 178, an Act to amend the Smoke Free Ontario Act. She actively engages Pickering municipal government on cannabis issues and creates opportunities for community education.
Abigail recently joined the Board of the Dandelion Initiative, a grassroots not-for-profit organization providing supports and advocating on behalf of survivors of sexual assault. The Dandelion Initiative believes in the power of education as a form of resistance to sexual Violence.
Abigail currently works as a Client Care Specialist at Canopy Growth Corporation, providing in-person and remote support to those requiring guidance and education on medicinal cannabis.