Cannabis Advisory Committee

Cannabis Advisory Committee

The Cannabis Advisory Committee are subject-matter experts that advise the Department of Cannabis Control on regulations that:

  • Protect public health and safety
  • Reduce the illegal cannabis market

Committee members

Members represent key groups including:

  • Cannabis industry
  • Labor organizations
  • State and local agencies
  • Racially, ethnically and economically diverse populations
  • Public health experts

Jeffrey P. Ferro, Committee Chair
Director, Cannabis Workers Rising
Executive Assistant to the Director of Organizing, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
Labor organization representative

Kristin Heidelbach, Committee Vice Chair
International Representative/Cannabis Division Director, Teamsters
Labor organization representative

Avis Bulbulyan
CEO, SIVA Enterprises / President, Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force
Cannabis industry representative

Timmen Cermak, MD
Psychiatrist, California Society of Addiction Medicine
Physician representative

Matt Clifford
California Water Project Attorney, Trout Unlimited
Environmental expert representative

Eric Hirata
Director, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Alcoholic Beverage Control representative

Alice A. Huffman
President, California Hawaii NAACP
Community equity representative

Kristin Lynch
Director of Strategic Growth Service Employees Int’l Union
Labor organization representative

Kristin Nevedal
Executive Director, International Cannabis Farmers Association
Cannabis industry representative

LaVonne Peck
Owner, Native Network Consulting
Cannabis industry representative

Matt Rahn
Mayor Pro Tem, City of Temecula
City representative

Keith Stephenson
Founder and CEO, Purple Heart
Cannabis industry representative

Tamar Todd
Community equity representative

Helena Williams
Captain, Drug Evaluation & Classification Program, California Highway Patrol
State law enforcement representative

David Woolsey
Sergeant, Division of Cannabis Regulation, San Jose Police Department
Local law enforcement representative

Ben Wu
Cannabis industry representative

Beverly Yu
Assistant Legislative Director, United Domestic Workers (UDW)/AFSCME Local 3930
Labor organization representative

Upcoming meetings

No meetings are scheduled.

Annual reports

Each year the committee issues a report that describes:

  • What they did during the previous year
  • Recommendations made
  • Whether recommendations were implemented

The committee has issued the following reports: