Leadership

420 IMPAC boasts a bipartisan leadership team composed of experience cannabis legalization policy and political experts:

Jason Beck is the owner and Founder of Alternative Herbal Health Services. He was one of the first owners and longest continuous retail operator of cannabis in the United States, with interests in vertically-integrated cannabis companies in multiple states. Born with cerebral palsy, Mr. Beck is in the unique position of being a patient, specialist, advocate, and advisor in the fields of medicinal and adult-use of cannabis. Mr. Beck has regularly provided his insights on the industry for over twenty years to federal, state, and local government officials and legislators of all political persuasions, including then-District-Attorney-now-presidential-candidate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) and former Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA). He also sits on the boards of numerous not-for-profit criminal justice reform groups.

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Tim Morland is the government affairs director for a major cannabis company. Morland worked as Compliance and Policy Director for Origin House where he managed and directed compliance for all Origin House acquisitions. In addition, Morland worked closely to ensure compliance of cannabis brands Origin House delivered throughout the State of California. Prior to joining Origin House, Morland served as the Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for then-Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma (D). Morland staffed Chairwoman Ma on the State Treasurer’s Cannabis Banking Work group and served as a member of the San Francisco Cannabis Task Force. Morland served in the Assembly Chief Clerk’s Office in various roles from 2008-2015.

Randal John Meyer is the Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Cannabis Commerce, a 501(c)(6) trade organization representing over $1 billion in legal cannabis market share. Previously, Mr. Meyer served as legislative counsel to Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) before entering private practice as a litigator and a lobbyist in top D.C. firms. His work on the topics of cannabis and criminal justice reform have been published widely in such outlets as The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, New York Post, San Francisco Chronicle, National Law Journal, and Newsweek.

Amber Littlejohn Amber is a policy attorney who serves emerging and embattled industries at the intersection of law, politics, and policy. She currently acts as senior policy advisor for the Minority Cannabis Business Association where she has helped develop and implement the organization’s federal strategy. Prior to her work with MCBA, she served as business owner, counselor, and advocate for the cannabis and natural products industries on issues including product manufacturing and marketing, agricultural supply chain issues, small business and rural economic development. 

 She has served individual companies, associations, community organizations, and other stakeholder groups including the American Herbal Products Association and the Natural Products Association. Through her work she has developed creative government strategies that expand and stabilize markets by engaging underrepresented business interests and communities.

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