Director of Government Affairs, Berkeley Patients Group
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM - Understanding Vertical vs. Horizontal Integration in a Changing Legal Landscape
Sabrina Fendrick is the Director of Government Affairs for Berkeley Patients Group (BPG), the nation’s oldest, continuously operating dispensary in the country. She has over ten years of political, industry and advocacy experience as a cannabis professional and currently works to engage political and industry stakeholders in California regarding cannabis policy on both a state and municipal level. Sabrina works on the development of local ordinances, legislation, and regulations, and in early January 2018, led the notably successful effort to cut Berkeley’s local adult-use cannabis tax rate in half. Before her arrival at BPG in 2015, she spent seven years at the Washington D.C.-based National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).
Sabrina is the chair of the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA) Retail Committee and a member of the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) Advisory Group.