Jamie Garzot Kerr has dynamic contacts within the cannabis industry and with governing bodies.
Jamie served as Chair of Shasta Lake's Planning Commission from early 2013 through the bulk of the 2016 calendar year. Jamie has also served on the Board of Directors for the Shasta Lake Chamber of Commerce. 530 Collective, Jamie's dispensary, has been a member of the Chamber since 2009. In 2014, Jamie spearheaded a ballot initiative - Shasta Lake's Measure C - designed to tax the gross revenue of the city’s cannabis dispensaries. This tax currently generates over $400,000 annually for the city’s general fund.
In November 2015, Jamie was asked to participate in a fact-finding trip to Denver, Colorado where she met with several state agencies and state regulators.
In 2016, Jamie shifted her focus from the legislative process to local government and community outreach, focusing on MCRSA education and implementation in cities and counties throughout northern California. In March 2016, Jamie traveled to Washington D.C. where she met with six congressional offices to discuss one of the biggest challenges the cannabis industry faces: banking.
Jamie is widely respected by industry professionals. 530 Collective Corporation has been a member of the California Cannabis Industry Association since 2013. From 2014 to 2015, Jamie served as CCIA’s Board of Directors.
In 2015, 530 Collective Corporation became a founding member of the California Growers Association. Throughout the 2015 legislative session serving as CGA’s Chief Policy Advisor, Jamie logged 1,000+ volunteer hours working in active support of responsible cannabis regulation. She was directly engaged on each of the three bills—AB243, AB266, SB643—which now make up the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act.