The Bay Location Reporter . writes
Governor Gavin Newsom has named San Francisco cannabis czar Nicole Elliott as a senior adviser for cannabis in the Governor’s Workplace of Organization and Financial Improvement, an appointment that drew praise from LGBT leaders in the cannabis sector.
Erich Pearson, a gay man who is founder, CEO, and chairman of SPARC, a San Francisco-primarily based dispensary, told the Bay Location Reporter in an e mail that Elliott “has added tremendous worth to San Francisco’s cannabis system, and I’m positive she’ll do the very same in Sacramento. As an operator, her group has been delightful to perform with. We want her all the greatest in her new endeavors.”
SaraMitra Payan, former chair of the San Francisco Legalization Process Force, mentioned in a phone interview that she was “thrilled” that Elliott was tapped for the new position. Payan, who identifies as queer and is the public education officer at the Apothecarium, predicted that Elliott would do an “excellent job” functioning with activists and sector representatives and “will do a wonderful job educating the governor” on the most crucial troubles about legalized cannabis.
Elliott, 34, has been director of the San Francisco Workplace of Cannabis due to the fact 2017. She served as director of the San Francisco Mayor’s Workplace of Legislative and Government Affairs from 2014-2017 and held a number of positions in the city and county government just before then.
Elliott’s new position, which does not need Senate confirmation, has a salary of $150,000. Elliott’s husband, Jason, is director of Executive Branch Affairs for Newsom.