Gail Rand first got involved in the cannabis industry through advocacy. Her son was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was about 1 year old. A friend’s son in Colorado had the same type of epilepsy but went seizure-free after starting medical cannabis.
Rand thought the treatment could work for her son, so she lobbied state officials for years. The state’s medical marijuana program started operations in December 2017 and has become a successful and growing industry ever since.