Region: Cannabis Business Summit & Expo
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Cannabis Business Summit & Expo

San Jose, CA

Cat Packer

Executive Director and General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Advice from the Experts on How to Work with California Regulators

Cat Packer is the Executive Director and General Manager of the Department of Cannabis Regulation.

Cat Packer is the first Executive Director of the Department of Cannabis Regulation for the City of Los Angeles where she oversees the implementation of the City’s new commercial cannabis

regulatory program. Prior to this role, Ms. Packer served as California Policy Coordinator for the Drug Policy Alliance, where she worked to ensure the successful and equitable implementation of California’s recently passed Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Prior to joining DPA, Ms. Packer served as the Campaign Coordinator for Californians for Responsible Marijuana Reform, Drug Policy Action’s social justice-driven campaign in support of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.

Ms. Packer also has participated in marijuana policy reform efforts in Ohio where she served as the Deputy Director of Central Ohio NORML and participated in their statewide legalization effort in 2015. Ms. Packer is an alumna of The Ohio State University where she received a Bachelor’s in Political Science, a Master’s in Public Policy and Management, and a Juris Doctor.