Jamie Garzot: Founder of 530 Cannabis & Roots Consulting talks biggest trends for dispensary owners, customer trends in cannabis for 2019 and tips on connecting with local community
This week I’m talking to Jamie Garzot, Founder of 530 Cannabis and Roots Consulting, an agency designed to bridge the gap between canna-businesses and governments, communities, and other industries. Jamie draws from nine years of boots-on-the-ground experience as a compliant cannabis operator and an appointed city official. She 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 Medical and Adult-use Cannabis Regulatory and Safety Act foundation bills. Her two state licensed retail storefronts and ongoing expansion plans are proof of her successful cannabis strategy work at the local level. 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.
In our chat, we dig into: Jamie's lessons learned from years of experience running successful businesses in and serving the cannabis industry; How cannabis can be a benefit to a community and local economy and tips on connecting with your local community what it takes to be successful in the cannabis business, especially now that everyone seems to now want a piece of the “action”; What some of the biggest challenges are today for dispensary owners; Her thoughts on Customer trends in cannabis for 2019; And more!