Jamie Andrea Garzot
With 11 years of lawful cannabis industry experience, Jamie Andrea Garzot is one of California’s pioneers drawing from boots-on-the-ground experience as a state-licensed cannabis retailer, an appointed city official, and an industry advocate.
Since the beginning of her industry tenure in 2009, Jamie logged thousands of hours advocating for responsible cannabis regulation before the California state legislature and provided cannabis policy guidance to local governments throughout the Northern California region.
In August 2020, both of her ground-breaking businesses – 530 Cannabis and Synergy – were acquired by the most globally recognized name in cannabis: High Times.
Jamie remains a high-profile industry advocate, educator, and public speaker.
Her first book, Unconventional: A Memoir of Entrepreneurism, Politics, and Pot, will be published – uncoincidentally – on 4/20/22.
Jamie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English (with an emphasis in British Literature) from San Diego State University.
She shares her life with her partner, Jim Wood, and their ever-growing menagerie.