About this blog

Cannabis Today looks at the rapidly evolving world of cannabis (marijuana) for both therapeutic and recreational uses. A variety of contributors will share their political, scientific, legal and cultural insights on how we think about, and use, this plant.


Becky DeKeuster

Becky DeKeuster, M.Ed. is founder and director of community and education of the Wellness Connection of Maine, the state’s largest group of medical marijuana dispensaries. Wellness Connection operates four state-licensed dispensaries and one grow facility.

Dan Walker

Partner at Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios LLC; member of Governor’s Task Force on implementing the medical cannabis law 2009-2010; Wellness Connection of Maine corporate counsel

David Boyer

Director of the legalization efforts of Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) in Maine. MPP seeks to legalize cannabis for adult use in Maine in 2016.

Leo Trudel

Member of MeADO; directors of state-licensed & regulated medical cannabis dispensaries in Maine.

Cathy Cobb

Head of DHHS’s Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services when the 2009 law was approved. Integral to crafting the original dispensary law. Current board member of Wellness Connection of Maine.