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Kelly Perez  

President and Co-Founder of Cannabis Doing Good & kindColorado

Kelly Perez is the CEO/co-founder of kindColorado and President/co-founder of Cannabis Doing Good. Her trademarked, Cannabis Social Responsibility (CSR), puts into action, purpose driven cannabis partnerships to support equity/justice, positive community impact, and environmental sustainability.

CSR helps to shift the cannabis narrative---from the War on Drugs, to a cultural sea change where opportunities are equitable, policy is just, communities benefit, and cannabis is a circular economic practice.

She is passionate about social justice and has expertise in strategic planning, racial justice, community health, and policy. In 2014, Kelly was the Human Services Policy Adviser to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and lead statewide initiatives including the Colorado Plan to Reduce Prescription Drug misuse/abuse.

She organized and led a collaborative effort state to create the nation’s first state Marijuana Policy (and office) using a public health framework as a guide. She has over 20 years of professional experience working in health and human services policy, and working for equity-focused community organizations serving children and families.

Perez has a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a focus on Health Policy and International Studies from the University of Denver. She and her Love have 5 children between them.


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