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Cannabis lobbyist to speak in Sonoma

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California cannabis lobbyist and Sonoma resident Amy Jenkins will be speaking in Sonoma at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Founder of Precision Advocacy Group, Jenkins has 20 years of experience in legislative, public affairs and political campaigns at the federal, state and local levels, according to the Sonoma Valley Cannabis Enthusiasts, which is putting on the event. Prior to becoming a lobbyist, she served as chief of staff to state Sen. Lou Correa, legislative and public affairs officer for Solano County and the director of the League of California Cities.

Jenkins was included in Capitol Weekly’s top 100 “power brokers” in California in both 2018 and 2019 for helping to lead the charge for California’s cannabis industry. She was nicknamed “Pot Girl” in an April 2017 profile by Dan Morain, the former editorial page editor for the Sacramento Bee.

Formerly of Platinum Advisors, Jenkins founded her own firm, Precision Advocacy Group, in 2018. The Sacramento-based lobbying firm serves local government and private sector clients including Orange and San Bernardino counties, the California Cannabis Industry Association, Bloom Farms, CannaCraft, the International Cannabis Farmers Association, SPARC and Terra Tech.

“I’ve spent the last few years building my lobbying business, but now hope to spend more time in Sonoma, and contribute to my community,” Jenkins said in a press release about the event. “Given my expertise in cannabis policy, I thought this might be a good place to start.”

Jenkins will be in conversation with moderator Gretchen Giles at HopMonk Sonoma on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. The Sonoma Valley Cannabis Enthusiasts is hosting the free event, which is open to the public.

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