With eleven years of lawful cannabis industry experience, Jamie Andrea Garzot is one of California’s pioneers. She has 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, Garzot has 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 groundbreaking businesses—530 Cannabis and Synergy—were acquired by the most globally recognized name in cannabis, High Times.
Garzot holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from San Diego State University, with an emphasis in British literature. She remains a high-profile industry advocate, educator, and public speaker.
Unconventional is her first book which, to date, has received nine separate awards and recognitions.