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Cannabis Public Health Advisory Council

  • Description: The purpose of the Council is to assess and monitor public health issues, trends, and impacts related to marijuana legislation and to make recommendations regarding health warnings, retail marijuana and retail marijuana products safety and product composition, and public health awareness, programming, and related resource needs. The Council is charged with reviewing multi-agency efforts to support collaboration and a unified approach on public health responses related to marijuana and marijuana legalization in the Commonwealth and developing recommendations as necessary; monitoring changes in drug use related to marijuana and marijuana legalization in the Commonwealth and the science and medical information relevant to the potential health risks associated with drug use, and making appropriate recommendations to the Department of Health and the Board of Directors of the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority; and submitting an annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly.
  • Report Date: Annually, by the first day of regular session
  • Staff Contact:

    Virginia Cannabis Control Authority

Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
4 Citizens Governor  
Karin Addison Representative from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2025
Christina Barrille Representative from the Virginia Pharmacists Association Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2026
Dr. Kyzwana Caves Representative from the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2027
Dr. John Whyte Representative from the Medical Society of Virginia Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2026
Reverend Dr. Jerome Barber Social or health equity background Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2027
Teresa Elder Experience in disability rights advocacy Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2027
Michael Krawitz Experience in veterans health care Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2026
Paul Kalchbrenner Representative from a community services board Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2026
Michael Gillette Expertise is substance use disorder prevention Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2025
Jimmy Christmas Expertise in substance use disorder treatment and recovery Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2025
Ex Officio Members:
Name Title
The Honorable Daniel Carey Secretary of Health and Human Resources
M. Norman Oliver Commissioner of Health
Alison G. Land Commissioner, Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh Commissioner, Agriculture and Consumer Services
Dr. David E. Brown Director, Department of Health Professions
Linda Jackson Director, Department of Forensic Science
Chief Executive Officer Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Cannabis Control Authority
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 0 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 0 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 11
Max # Ex Officio: 7
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