Jonathan Zaid

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Founder & Executive Director, Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana

Jonathan Zaid is a Knowledge Integration student at the University of Waterloo and Founder and Executive Director of Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM). Since 2007 he has been suffering from New Daily Persistent Headache, a rare neurological condition that causes constant head pain and insomnia.

After trying all available interventions to no avail, Jonathan finally gained some relief from medical cannabis. In 2014, Zaid founded non-profit patients’ rights group Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana, which aims to help others navigate, and ultimately improve, the issues and challenges associated with medical cannabis.

Zaid is recognized as a leading industry expert on the cost-coverage of medical cannabis. He has advocated for patients’ rights on industry panels and been featured in numerous television, radio, blog, and newspaper interviews.