Lindsay Robinson, Director of Development

Lindsay has dedicated the last 20 years to fighting against the failed war on drugs and working to transform the world through thoughtful policy change. As the Director of Development for MAPS, she combines her love of building community and passion for social justice with groundbreaking policy reform to help bring healing through psychedelics. 

Before joining MAPS, Lindsay served as the Executive Director of the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA), the largest and most influential statewide trade association representing the cannabis industry. While working closely with cannabis businesses, state regulators, legislative allies, Attorney General Bonta, and the Newsom Administration, Lindsay achieved historic wins for the cannabis industry and helped transform CCIA during her six-year tenure. 

Prior to CCIA, Lindsay was Director of Development for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). Overseeing MPP’s national fundraising and membership strategies, along with stewarding policy reform efforts in multiple states. MPP was responsible for passing several adult-use ballot initiatives in 2016 including: Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts, and played a supportive role in California with Prop 64, raising over $18 million for campaigns in the election cycle.

Lindsay serves on the National Advisory Council for the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) at UC San Diego. She earned her undergraduate degree in environmental studies at the University of Vermont and has her master’s in nonprofit administration from the University of San Francisco.