Assembly Member

Rob Bonta

Robert Andres Bonta is an American politician serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 18th Assembly District, encompasses the central East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, including Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro.

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US Congressman

Lou Correa

Congressman Lou Correa is a longtime Orange County resident, with deep local roots. To this day, he lives only three miles from his childhood neighborhood in Anaheim. He is the son of working-class parents whose hard work gave him a chance at success. Lou has spent his career fighting to protect the American Dream, and ensure anyone can reach the middle class, just as he did.

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Neill Franklin

Major Neill Franklin (Ret.) is a 34-year veteran of both the Maryland State Police and the Baltimore Police Department who oversaw 17 separate drug task forces. He has served as an official representative of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (formerly Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) since 2007, and as Executive Director since 2010.

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Jahan Marcu

Jahan Marcu, Ph.D is one of the top researchers and industry experts in the field, contributing to many innovative discoveries, applications, and standards for medical cannabis and its laboratory analysis, cultivation, manufacturing, and dispensing. Dr. Marcu has also created training for the industry and internationally accepted methods for cannabis analysis, and has founded institutions and organizations for research, education, and training programs.

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Tauhid Chappell

A member of the Executive Board of the media nonprofit, the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ). We're the oldest association of black journalists in the country and the parent chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)

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Nic Easley

Nic is the CEO and founder of 3C, the world’s leading strategic cannabis consulting firm. 3C  has helped hundreds of clients across 26 U.S. states and 11 different countries design, start-up, build, and optimize their cannabis companies.

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Hirsh Jain

Hirsh Jain is the Director of Government Affairs at Caliva, one of the largest vertically integrated cannabis companies in California. Hirsh was previously the West Coast Director of Government Affairs at MedMen, the largest cannabis retailer in the country, overseeing the company’s work in California, Arizona and Nevada.

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Vincent Ning

CEO of Nabis. Co-Founder at Scaphold (YC W17)
Software Engineer at Microsoft
B.A. from University of Virginia

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Eric Sklar

Eric is currently CEO of fumé Brands. A Napa Valley vineyard owner, entrepreneur and former elected official, Eric Sklar and his family have been growing grapes in Napa Valley for nearly 40 years. He founded Both Alpha Omega Winery in 2005. He also founded Burrito Brothers in 1989. Eric was appointed by Governor Brown to the California Fish & Game Commission in June 2015, and named President in 2016.

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Sabrina Fendrick

Sabrina Fendrick has over ten years of political, industry, and advocacy experience as a cannabis policy professional. She engages with officials on all levels of government, as well as industry representatives, advocacy groups, and community stakeholders on related policy issues, with a recent focus on California's emerging industry.

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Cat Packer

Cat Packer is the Executive Director of the Department of Cannabis Regulation. In this role, Ms. Packer advises the City of Los Angeles on cannabis law, policy and regulation and oversees the City’s licensed commercial cannabis market. 

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Frenchy Cannoli

Frenchy Cannoli is a California-based teacher, consultant, artisan, and activist dedicated to the production and appreciation of traditional cannabis concentrates.

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Dale Gieringer

Dale Gieringer has been the state coordinator of California NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) since 1987. He is also Vice-Chairman of the national NORML board of directors, director of the California Drug Policy Forum (DPFCA) and treasurer of the Oakland Civil Liberties Alliance (OCLA).

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Karen O'Keefe

As MPP’s director of state policies, Karen O’Keefe manages MPP’s grassroots and direct lobbying efforts in state legislatures.Karen has worked at MPP since 2003.

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Felicia Carbajal

Felicia is a Latinx social entrepreneur and activist who has been impacted by the War on Drugs. She got her start in both the LGBTQ liberation movement and the medical cannabis movement in the early 1990’s. 

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Max Mikalonis

Maximillian “Max” Mikalonis offers expertise on public safety, local government, local taxes, and the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act. Prior to joining K Street, Mikalonis worked on these issues in the office of Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland).

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