Vanessa West

General Manager

Vanessa West serves as the General Manager in charge of all operations and member care at Metropolitan Wellness Center. She brings a combined total of 10 years dispensary management and retail experience to MWC.

Before MWC, Vanessa managed both San Diego Medical Collective and Chi Holistic Collective, two leading medical cannabis dispensaries in San Diego, CA. While there she acted briefly as a Board Member of the Patient Care Association (the association of medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives in San Diego), helping to organize the first ever held medical marijuana hospitality suite at the 2012 California State Democratic Convention.

Her credentials include certifications in Medical Marijuana Cultivation from Otherside Farms in Orange County, CA., as well as completion of D.C.'s mandatory Medical Marijuana Certification & Training Program administered by Americans for Safe Access. Vanessa holds a BA in Communications from Wilberforce University and completed labor relations undergraduate course work at the City University of New York-Manhattan.