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Rachael Speegle is a master’s educated registered nurse and the chief operating officer at The Verdes Foundation, the most recognized licensed non-profit producer and distributor of medical cannabis in the State of New Mexico. Rachael is the first person to create cannabis care plans for the 21 medical conditions that can be treated with marijuana within the State. Her dosing protocols and safety guidelines have been adopted by physicians nationally and she advises newly licensed cannabis entities in seven states. She currently serves as the vice president of the New Mexico Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, which sets the standard for ethical and community-centric practices within NM. Rachael is an advocate for corporate responsibility and has positioned The Verdes Foundation as one of NM’s Top 10 Most Philanthropic Businesses, as reported by local business media. Not only is Rachael committed to her community but also to her 60+ employees, and The Verdes Foundation has received multiple awards for Best Places to Work. She has worked in health care for seventeen years and is committed to ensuring all New Mexicans have equal access to cannabis medicine. Rachael is a Fellow of the fourth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.