In this segment, Kristin Heidelbach will guide us through a thoughtful discussion about cannabis legalization and how that process has changed the plant and its culture. What does legalization look like in each state and why are more states accepting a commercial cannabis industry? What might the Biden Administration do for cannabis? What are the current struggles the industry is facing and how are they pivoting to survival? We’ll also dive into the myriad of products that are available and how the industry has adapted to a new user base of microdosing moms and Boomer pain management.
Kristin Heidelbach is a 17 year veteran of the Teamsters and currently heads the Teamsters State of California Cannabis Division. Kristin is also an International Rep of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and works closely with cannabis industry professionals, across the country, to meet compliance and ordinance requirements mandated by local, county, and state regulations.
Her role in the industry has been praised by political, labor, and industry leaders as she educates and empowers individuals that support fair wages and benefits in the industry. She also works with employers to advise them on their roles and responsibilities as these businesses transition into the developing regulatory environment.
Kristin has been asked to testify before many of the City Councils, Boards of Supervisors, and State Legislators while these jurisdictions craft their own regulatory framework. She has also been a frequent resource for many businesses requesting information about how to meet the compliance requirements in their own local jurisdictions.
Kristin serves as vice chair of the Cannabis Advisory Board, appointed by the Bureau of Cannabis Control for the State of California, ensuring that public safety and worker rights provisions of the law are not compromised.
Kristin is a single mom and lives in Sacramento, California with her three children and more cats than she’d care to admit