Joy has extensive experience in small business start-up, marketing, strategic planning, facilitating and training at corporate and academic institutional levels. She has diversified board experience at profit, non-profit and all government levels including the BC Chamber of Commerce.
Since 2009, she founded the Boundary Compassionate Society, the BC Medical Cannabis Partners Society (BCMCP) and the Canadian Medical (Therapeutic) Cannabis Partners Society (CMCP) bringing her outspoken passion for protecting patient’s Charter Rights to choose what to put in their bodies from the council table to the political decision makers. The societies were patient driven with a mandate to bring awareness and education to elected officials at all levels of government focusing on the need for dignified, compassionate, affordable provincial medical cannabis access programs. Joy was also on the steering committee of the Allard case.
Previously Joy served three terms as an elected city councillor for the Cities of Tumbler Ridge and Grand Forks BC, chairing their economic development committees and sitting on numerous municipal and provincial committees.
Joy was a candidate in the BC provincial election and the Liberal candidate in the 2015 federal election that the media said “Candidate says pregnant women should smoke pot”.
Joy is currently the Western Canada Coordinator for International Cannabis Solutions.