"This is outrageous! My husband has Parkinson's disease and I am in touch with many, many
others in the Parkinson's community who
use cannabis to ease (and sometimes stop) some of their symptoms. Parkinson's is a disease for which traditional
medicine has no cure and is often unable to adequately control symptoms. Medical marijuana fills a need here for a
growing number of people. Care by
Design's products are excellent and they are needed by people who need safe,
consistently formulated, lab tested,
clearly labeled, and effective medicines."
"Thousands of California patients woke up today fearing for the future of their medicine. It is time for local authorities to address perceived violation of regulations by means of civil penalties instead of criminal action. The path taken by Sonoma law enforcement yesterday is counterproductive to moving cannabis businesses towards licensing and regulatory compliance. If a business is working towards compliance and being transparent with state and local authorities in the process, they should be applauded as a model for others to do the same. They should not have to fear or be subjected to criminal action. Yesterday’s actions undertaken by law enforcement will serve to discourage businesses from emerging from the shadows and pursuing a path of regulatory compliance.”
—Don Duncan, California Director of Americans for Safe Access
"Project CBD communicates on a regular basis with numerous health
professionals, scientists, educators and policymakers who are interested
in the burgeoning field of cannabis therapeutics. When hosting visitors
from around the world who want to see what's truly noteworthy and best
about California's medical marijuana experience, Project CBD often
refers people to Care By Design, a company that prides itself on
openness and transparency. Last month a delegation of several dozen
California state officials and regulatory agencies toured Care By
Design's new facility in Santa Rosa, a testament to the company's
commitment to openness and transparency as we transition into the
—Martin A. Lee, Executive Director of Project CBD
and author of Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana—Medical, Recreational and Scientific
"Could not be more shocked
about the DEA shutdown. I stand in full support
with Care By Design as your products have changed my life."
"As a double board certified physician practicing Psychiatry in California since 2002, I am writing in support of the management and employees of Care By Design.
I have had several contacts with this company and at all times have found them to be professional, supportive and working within the scope of the law.
I find it sad, if not ludicrous, that law enforcement is spending its resources and manpower persecuting a company which has been in the forefront of providing safe and reliable medicinal cannabis to numerous patients. We need more, not less, companies like Care By Design to assist in the efforts of treating individuals with conditions responsive to cannabis."
—Phillip Grob, M.D.
"Make no mistake. This raid has far-reaching implications that will dramatically impact the efforts to regulate the industry in California for a long time. The sad reality is that if Care By Design is not compliant and is subject to heavy-handed raid tactics and arrests then every single one of us is vulnerable. None of us are safe, and we all should be very worried that this whole deal. MMRSA is a sham.”
"I am a patient using Care By
Design CBD sublingual sprays for tonsil
cancer. With tonsil cancer, I cannot
smoke and this is the only way I can ingest the CBD product. I use the 18:1 (CBD/THC) in morning and the 1:1 at
night to aid with sleep. With the DEA shutdown I am panicked that I will
no longer have access to my medicine."
—Patient and cancer survivor
"Physicians in the Society of Cannabis Clinicians monitor cannabis use by many patients who report benefit from Care by Design products. We are concerned that should their products become unavailable, patients will suffer."
—Unanimous statement, Society of Cannabis Clinicians
"I am frequently asked if there are any model companies or
products out there that are 'doing it right' in the legal state markets.
My answer always includes Care By Design. They have skilled cannabis
growers who cultivate strong, resilient plants. They use clean and well
engineered methods to extract and finish their products... no toxic additives. Their medicines are user friendly and
reliable in composition, a distinction in the cannabis marketplace,
thanks to a commitment to solid lab analysis and protocols. Lastly, from
its inception Care By Design has kept a keen eye on the medical science
base to guide their philosophy and their medicines. Care By Design is a company to emulate."
—Gregory L. Gerdeman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology, Eckerd College
"I support the tens of
thousands of patients that use a medical marijuana product made at Care By Design's facilities. Care By Design’s products are safely
extracted, consistently formulated, lab tested, and clearly labeled. This law enforcement action
deprives patients of access to medical marijuana that is produced with
exceptional attention to patient and community safety. This action also
threatens the livelihood and employment of hundreds of Sonoma County
residents. Please allow Care By Design operations to resume immediately, and restore patient access to their
—Eileen Konieczny, American Cannabis Nurses Association
a THREE TIME CANCER SURVIVOR I personally know the benefit of medical marijuana and the superiority of the medical marijuana product made at Care By Design's facilities. CBD products are safely
extracted, consistently formulated, lab tested, and clearly labeled. CBD is strides ahead of any
other medical cannabis company in the State, is a local employer and supports
many charitable causes. This law enforcement action deprives patients to access of medical
marijuana that is produced with exceptional attention to patient and community
—Patient and 3-time cancer survivor
"The law enforcement action today against Care By
Design is a significant setback in ongoing efforts to regulate medical cannabis
industry. Care By Design is an industry leader, who has embraced transparency
and taken care to utilize the highest standards. The company is deeply
committed to workplace and patient safety and has worked actively to support
and promote a well-regulated cannabis industry. The company exemplifies the
type of local business that makes Sonoma County and Santa Rosa: a company that
creates good jobs, while working collaboratively to protects public safety,
natural resources, workers, and patients."
—Hezekiah Allen, Executive Director of the California Growers Association
"The folks at Care by Design have been among the few and most
generous recent WAMM supporters. During this new evolution of the
cannabis industry, where the 'heart' of the work has been
disregarded, Care by Design kindly responded to our community outreach
by gifting WAMM with almost 300 cuttings to assist our program of
patient services—a kindness that should be applauded. It brings me
great sadness to witness such unethical behavior by a disgruntled
employee. The attraction to greed is a poor substitute for compassion;
yet it is the very thing that such poverty of character brings forth. I
applaud our friends at Care by Design and support their recovery."
—Valerie Leveroni Corral, Director, WAMM