Vicki Hanson

Chairperson of the Board of Directors
International Drug Policy Consortium

Vicki J. Hanson has extensive experience in public policy and management, and cannabis policy in the region and internationally, and she has also conducted significant research in these areas. Her research work involves exploring the public policy issues to be resolved in a regulated cannabis (ganja) industry in the Caribbean, using Jamaica as the case study. Vicki currently work as the Retail Executive at Itopia Life Limited, a cannabis dispensary company in Jamaica.Vicki was also a Director of Special Project and Corporate Planning at the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) from 2017-2019, where she led the implementation of the Cannabis Alternative Development Project to transition traditional small ganja farmers into the regulated framework.

Vicki J. Hanson currently serves the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), which is a global network of 192 NGOs that focus on policy issues related to drug production, trafficking and use.