Patricia Callahan

Seat Held on Workgroup: Patient Representative

Biography: Patricia Callahan has been smoking cannabis in Maine for almost 40 years, mostly on a daily basis for medicinal purposes. Callahan is a passionate believer in the benefits the plant may bring to one’s health and quality of life; and she has spent years researching cannabis and interviewing people who use it.

Callahan's professional work experience includes teaching, advocacy, recovery group facilitation, and creative project development for which she received three awards. Callahan has also developed web content, most recently medical cannabis-oriented content. Her previous Mainely Thoughts blog was awarded 2016 News Blog of the Year by the Maine Press Association.

Callahan hopes her experience with patient rights and her love for cannabis will be useful to the workgroup.

Callahan graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta with a B.A. in English

Reason Applying for Workgroup: I believe Maine's patients have the best program in the country, except for the lack of testing and consistent standards. I hope the outcomes of this workgroup will help fill these gaps.