Kristi grew up in Lincoln Nebraska and transferred to Gainesville in 1982 to manage North American Biological in the current Santa Fe building on University and 6th. Seven months ago, she joined Columbia Care, one of the largest producers and distributors of Medical Marijuana in the United States and Europe. Their Gainesville dispensary was the first of 20 opening in Florida.
Columbia Care in honored to be the presenting sponsor for Gainesville’s annual Tom Petty Bash. They are looking forward to becoming trusted members of the Gainesville community, beginning with this weekend of great music and entertainment and are committed to improving the lives of families across Florida.
Kristi has always been in medical management. 30 years in the blood plasma industry as Regional Director across the United States, and 9 years working in Elder Care as Director of Business Development in North Central Florida.
Columbia Care is a patient-center health and wellness company setting the standard for compassion, professionalism, quality, caring and innovation, working in collaboration with some of the most renowned and innovative teaching hospitals in the world. Columbia Cares stands apart from other companies in this sector, as they are data driven, and have several studies in progress focused on opioid reduction, seizure control, pain management, neuropathy and effects of cannabis on motor skills.
Columbia Care Gainesville prides itself in providing extensive education to patients and families interested in becoming patients and using our medicines.
The Gainesville dispensary is the flagship for Columbia Care in Florida, with plans to open 20 dispensaries in Florida by the end of the year. They opened 3 months ago and continue to grow and expand their supply of medical cannabis medications. They will add flower to their list of pharmaceutical quality products by the end of October.
"I'm excited to have the opportunity to share our company’s mission and goals to the female leaders of our community. As an advocate of medical cannabis, I’m excited to educate and explain how cannabis products are improving and changing lives in a holistic manner, particularly regarding reducing the opioid epidemic."