The Alabama Medical Cannabis Association has formally launched and named an executive director to promote safe, affordable, and accessible medical cannabis for Alabama patients by supporting the growth of a responsible and safely regulated business environment for its members.
Patrick Lindsey will serve as the group’s executive director, effective immediately.
A native of Butler, Alabama, Lindsey has called Montgomery home for over 25 years. He worked in governmental affairs for 17 years, running and managing successful political campaigns for various candidates as well as lobbying the state legislature on diverse issues. Throughout his career, he has maintained meaningful relationships with officials throughout Alabama’s government and has brought people together to solve complex issues at the state level, a proven skillset he is committed to exercising in his new role.
The Alabama Medical Cannabis Association’s mission is to protect and promote a rational and compassionate approach to Alabama’s emerging medical cannabis regulatory framework, to serve as a responsible resource for policy makers, and to support and cultivate homegrown business opportunities for the medical cannabis industry in Alabama.
“I am excited to announce the official launch of the Alabama Medical Cannabis Association,” said Lindsey. “It is a true honor to serve as the first executive director of this novel association, which is launching at the perfect time to advance the wellbeing and future of Alabamians. With illicit and deadly fentanyl lacing street drugs and the opioid epidemic ravaging communities across our state, there has never been more of a need for safe, controlled, medically prescribed cannabis in Alabama. This association will work diligently every single day to ensure Alabama’s medical cannabis system is a commonsense operation that successfully saves lives, eases suffering, promotes law and order, and supports Alabama agriculture and small businesses. There is nothing more important than the health and safety of Alabama families, and this association will be their champion.”