RABBI JAMES KAHN
Rabbi James Kahn is the National Outreach Director for Holistic Industries, one of the nation’s largest, privately held, multi-state cannabis operators. He is responsible for creating and implementing Holistic’s corporate responsibility platform, Liberty Cannabis Cares, a collection of initiatives focused around social equity, diversity, cannabis literacy and community outreach. James joined Holistic in 2017 as the Director of Liberty Dispensary - Maryland, but his work in cannabis began in 2012, when he and his family opened Takoma Wellness Center, DC’s first, family owned & operated medical cannabis dispensary. His stores have been recipients of Americans For Safe Access' coveted ‘Patient-Focused Certification,’ voted DC’s BEST by Washingtonian Magazine and featured in publications as diverse as TIME and Hadassah Magazine.
James is also an ordained rabbi, having served as Senior Jewish Educator at the University of Maryland Hillel and as Director of Chaplaincy & Jewish Engagement at JSSA, the Jewish Social Service Agency serving Greater Washington.