Before you read the announcememnt .. looking at the comments it doesn’t appear that all is well at Mendocino County cannabis central so it looks like Ms Nevedal has some smoothing out work to do
Redheaded Blackbelt Blog reports
I’m pleased by the unanimous Board of Supervisors support for hiring Kristin Nevedal as our next Mendocino County Cannabis Program Manager.
Eyes wide open for recruitment, I spotted her engagement at a state-level committee meeting. In subsequent conversation, I gained confidence from Kristin’s sagacious awareness of our local ordinance challenges coupled with vast state policy literacy. She will join us as a direct report to the Board of Supervisors, a somewhat unorthodox arrangement, but suited given the eventuality of the program.
The dual and largely disjointed state license / county permit dynamic is one of the most complex technical problems the county faces. Kristin joins as the looming State sunset of (temporary) provisional licenses jeopardizes $5.5M annual county revenue, environmental and neighborhood protection.
I expect she will hit the ground running and accelerate both application processing and expectation-setting outreach. Subset of Kristin’s pertinent background:
Governor Appointee, Bureau of Cannabis Control, Cannabis Advisory Committee
• Chairperson for the Subcommittee on Cultivation
• Chairperson for the Subcommittee on Laboratory Testing
• Member of the Microbusiness Subcommittee
• Member of the Year End Report Subcommittee
Board Member, California Cannabis Industry Association
Co-Founder & Executive Director, International Cannabis Farmers Association
Director Of Education, The Emerald Cup
Co-Founder & Vice President, Humboldt Growers Association
Board Member, Interim Executive Director & Senior Advisor, Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform