Sabrina Fendrick is a public affairs professional with over thirteen years of experience working at the intersection of cannabis policy, nonprofit advocacy, and corporate social responsibility. She engages with the public and decision-makers on all levels of government to advance sustainable and equitable policies for the emerging, highly regulated industry. She is a consensus builder, storyteller, legislative analyst and liaison to external stakeholders. Sabrina is a spokesperson to the media and regularly presents at conferences and legal seminars as an industry expert. Prior to her work at Berkeley Patients Group, she spent nearly seven years at the Washington D.C.-based National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).
In 2010, Sabrina founded the NORML Women’s Alliance, the first nationwide women’s outreach organization in the cannabis sector, and is a founding advisor for Women Grow. In 2014, she established NORML’s first satellite office in Denver, Colorado where she founded the NORML Business Network to promote corporate social responsibility within the cannabis industry. Sabrina is a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association Policy Council and Women Entrepreneurs of Berkeley. She also served as Chair of the California Cannabis Industry Association Retail Committee from 2017-2019.
How do you incorporate gender parity, social justice and environmental sustainability into your work and the growth of your business/organization?
I incorporate gender parity into my work and the growth of my organization by raising awareness and speaking publicly on gender parity as it relates to the cannabis industry, actively engaging with Women Grow, advising newcomers and championing a diverse workforce. From giving back to the community to operating at the highest professional standards, Berkeley Patients Group has embedded corporate social responsibility into the very fabric of their DNA – and that philosophy is reflected in everything I do.
Social Media Handles
Twitter @sabrinafendrick and @sabrinaNORML