Hirsh Jain, JD

Hirsh Jain, JD sits on the board for the NAAVC and NORML A graduate of UC Berkeley with a JD from Harvard Law School, Jain has been fighting for individual rights since his days at UC Berkely working in the Public Defender’s Officer defending students that were accused of cannabis violations by the University. His work at Harvard Law focused on the legal architecture and social impacts of The War on Drugs. After a time representing the tech industry, he turned his focus back to the cannabis industry in 2018 as the West Coast Director of Government Affairs for MedMen, a Los-Angeles based cannabis retailer. He went on to work for Caliva, a San Jose-based cannabis brand, as its Director of Government Affairs. Hirsh serves on the Board of Los Angeles NORML In January 2021, he left Caliva and founded his own consulting firm, Ananda Strategy, which serves California cannabis operators across the supply chain and assists equity operators.  Jain has interest in the field of psychedelics as an emergent gray industry showing promise in research and treatment, much as the cannabis industry has progressed before it.