Dr. Dina opened the first medical cannabis dispensary in Los Angeles in the early 2000’s. Since the East Coast is pretty much at the point LA was when Dina started, we thought we’d start back at the beginning. Do you believe the universe sends you signs, if you only listen? When Dina was 15 — she got a sign that, given her profession today, she definitely did not miss.
One of the pioneers in the legal cannabis industry, she was introduced to marijuana by Snoop Dog as a teen in California, and later noticed how cannabis eased her stomach pain in college.
From the start, she was a strong advocate for mainstreaming medical marijuana and began her career in medical cannabis as a way to help a friend with cancer, working with a physician to provide safe access to medical cannabis. When she reconnected with Snoop and got him his first legal cannabis letter of recommendation, he gave her the nickname “Dr. Dina.” She now runs a successful dispensary and counts Snoop, 2Chainz, Timbaland, many Hollywood celebrities and VIPs among her clients.