Jonathan Zaid

Jonathan Zaid is the Founder and Executive Director of Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) and a part-time Knowledge Integration student at the University of Waterloo.

In 2014, Zaid was among the first to successfully advocate for medical cannabis insurance coverage and helped eliminate the fees Ontario-based physicians were charging patients for cannabis authorizations. In an effort to build on his work, Jonathan founded CFAMM later that year to further improve the rights of Canadian medical cannabis patients.

Under Jonathan’s leadership, CFAMM has grown to be one of the most respected and vocal medical cannabis patient groups. Zaid currently sits as Chair of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Council’s Patient Advisory Committee, the Canadian AIDS Society’s Cannabis Research Task Force, and is an Editorial Board Member for Using Medical Cannabis, a quarterly medical cannabis publication.

Zaid is recognized as Canada’s leading industry expert on medical cannabis patient-related issues including insurance coverage. He is widely seen advocating for patients’ rights at various conferences and panels and is frequently featured in television, radio, and newspaper interviews.

  • Company:Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana
  • Short Bio:Founder and Executive Director
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