Christine De La Rosa
Christine spent 20 years as a systems architect in tech before coming to cannabis. She is a social entrepreneur who has spent most of her adult life building businesses that creatively engage and employ the local communities that surround them. A history in technology, business consulting and entrepreneurship were part of the trajectory that led to co-owning successful cannabis businesses in both California and Oregon. She is a well-respected business leader, advocate and activist.
Christine is passionate about the industry that saved her life. At the top of her tech career she almost died from complications of undiagnosed Lupus. In 2015, she found cannabis as an alternative to treat her lupus. No longer bound to 11 pills a day or monthly infusions, she was inspired by her experience to open Benefit Health Collective in 2016, along with her co-founders to help those who most need access to cannabis. Together they have grown a profitable multi-state dispensary and a fiercely sought after national social equity model and enterprise now known as The People’s Dispensary.