Since 2012, Ana María Gazmuri has become a regional opinion leader in the use of medical cannabis, also as an important activist for patients' rights to grow cannabis for their treatment. This, together with her direct experience in the orientation of medical cannabis users, led her to create the Daya Foundation in early 2014, promoting scientific research and social transformation, breaking down myths and bringing this therapeutic alternative closer to the population.
Fundación Daya carried out the first legal cultivation of Medicinal Cannabis in Latin America in 2014. More than 25,000 patients have been treated in Chile by the non profit directed by Ana María Gazmuri, generating a broad and positive impact on the health of them and their families. This extensive and avant-garde work has led her to exhibit in important international Medical Cannabis events in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Brazil and Panama. It has been a great driver of regulatory changes for medical cannabis in Chile and the region.