Columbia Care is a patient-centered healthcare company setting the standard-of-care for medical marijuana. We have four key commitments:
We consistently provide the highest quality medical products by growing our plants on our own farms and cultivation centers to provide natural and carefully controlled micro-climates. We proactively educate patients on the safe use of medical marijuana.
We partner with renowned academic and medical organizations to drive new research and have the nation’s leading body of clinical data through our patient registry. It contains data from thousands of patients suffering from over 20 different disease states.
We are the first and largest medical marijuana healthcare company to operate both dispensaries and cultivation centers across the United States. We have worked with many thousands of patients in over 100,000 interactions to-date.
Our patients are our number one priority. We offer subsidies to lower the cost for those who qualify, including senior citizens, military veterans, the terminally ill and those in financial need. In addition, we donate up to 15% of net income to local charitable organizations and programs.
When I first met the Columbia Care leadership team I was highly impressed by their professionalism and how seriously they take the business… they are making an important contribution to happier and healthier lives.
President, Fraternal Order of Police, Washington, D.C., a retired Washington police officer
* – Cachexia or wasting syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, Hepatitis C, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Crohn’s Disease
SOURCE: Patient Registry Data, Aug. 2014 – Jan. 2015. Data from AZ and DC locations.
The Columbia Care leadership team is a collaboration like no other in the medical marijuana industry, drawing seasoned professionals from medicine, law, finance, operations and communications who believe in this new frontier in medicine. Our leadership comes from renowned businesses and organizations including Goldman Sachs, Staples, PepsiCo, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institutes.
Michael Abbott is the Executive Chairman of Columbia Care LLC, a privately held company that owns and manages the largest portfolio of medical marijuana licenses in the United States. Michael began his career serving as a Police Officer in the United Kingdom. He received his Law Degree at King’s College, London. Michael then spent 25 years in finance, including working at Goldman Sachs and managing the Cornell University Endowment. Michael is married with three children and lives in New York City.
Mr. Vita is the Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman. He began his career as a strategic advisor at S.G. Warburg and then as a member of the Healthcare Investment Banking Department at Goldman Sachs. He has more than 20 years’ experience as an executive and an entrepreneur in finance and healthcare.
Mr. Mayerson serves as a member of the Board of Directors and the Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Mayerson has more than 30 years of domestic and international experience increasing enterprise productivity in consumer products, retail and other industries. Mr. Mayerson previously served as an executive with PepsiCo, Staples, and Eastern Mountain Sports.
Mr. May is Chairman of the Columbia Care Corporate Advisory Board. Mr. May is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of The CarbonNeutral Company Holdings, Inc., one of the world’s leading carbon offset and carbon management businesses. Mr. May has held executive positions with Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC, The Wendy’s Company and Triarc Companies Inc.
Rosemary Mazanet, M.D. PhD, is an oncologist with decades of experience in biotechnology and public equity. An alumna of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and early Amgen, she is a life sciences management and investment professional with hands-on executive management including IND submission through NDA approval and commercial launch. Her ability to conceive, articulate and execute strategic development and financial vision in public and private company environments enables her to guide the company’s research efforts, including at many of the top national academic sites.
Columbia Care is committed to operating exclusively as a medical marijuana company. Our team operates with the highest standards of integrity and customer care and we strive to create a professional and compassionate environment in each of our locations. All our staff attends on-the-ground and classroom training, including participation in a rotating internship program, to ensure our patients feel welcome, safe and supported.