Jamie Garzot is the founder of Roots Consulting, an agency designed to bridge the gap between canna-businesses and governments, communities, and other industries. She draws from nine years of boots-on-the-ground experience as a compliant cannabis operator and an appointed city official.
Jamie understands complex cannabis-related policies because she has been actively engaged in the process, both at the state and local level. Jamie logged thousands of hours advocating for responsible cannabis regulation before the California State Legislature, working directly on policy analysis of the three MAUCRSA* foundation bills. Her two state licensed retail storefronts and ongoing expansion plans are proof of her successful cannabis strategy work at the local level.
Jamie has also traveled to Colorado, engaging with state agencies on their cannabis policy, as well at Washington D.C., engaging with congressional offices on the cannabis banking issue. Her local government outreach is extensive and ongoing. As an industry pioneer Jamie is a sought-after resource on local cannabis policy and her companies serve as examples of how cannabis businesses can be a positive force in their communities.
Jamie has served on the Board of Directors for the Shasta Lake Chamber of Commerce and the California Cannabis Industry Association. Her first company, 530 Cannabis, is a founding member of the California Growers Association. Jamie served on City of Shasta Lake’s planning commission from early 2013 until December 2016 and she remains very active in both Shasta Lake and Redding’s ongoing commercial cannabis policy discussions. Over the years her storefront has hosted tours to numerous local government officials, law enforcement, state agency staff, and state legislators.
Jamie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University.
*Medical and Adult-use Cannabis Regulatory and Safety Act.