Michigan Parents For Compassion
Jim Powers is the Executive Director of Michigan Parents for Compassion, a Michigan non-profit organization which provides advocacy and support for pediatric medical cannabis patients and their families. Jim and his wife, Erin, are familiar faces in Lansing and all across the state, advocating for common sense legislation and ordinances that provide for safe access to medical cannabis as well as protections for patients, no matter what form of cannabis they choose to use. In addition, Jim also has the privilege of serving on the Board of Directors of MILegalize.
Jim’s passion for cannabis law reform comes in no small part from his son, Ryan, who, at 3 years old, became one of the state’s youngest cannabis patients. Ryan has a severe and chronic auto-immune condition that cannabis has helped to control.