We are pleased to announce that Tim Cromartie will be joining our Cannabis Consulting Team as Senior Advisor.
Tim holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (B.A. Political Science) and UC Hastings College of the Law. During his career Tim has been a legislative representative covering public safety issues for the League of California Cities since 2013, with a heavy emphasis on shaping legislation governing state and local regulation of cannabis. He has been actively involved in educating cities on changes in the law resulting from the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, as well as Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Tim successfully advocated for clarification of local governments regulatory and enforcement authority in the cannabis context, and for related environmental safeguards in cultivation operations, protections against over-concentration of businesses, regulation of testing labs, and the inclusion of fire safety standards and a definition of volatile solvents in state law governing cannabis manufacturing operations. Tim has also been engaged in educating local governments on the more recent Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), as well as advocating for a reduction in the cumulative state tax rate for cannabis, improvements in the state’s track-and-trace program, and the restoration of a statewide cultivation cap.
Prior to working with the League of California Cities, Tim held a variety of positions in the Legislature and state government, including legislative representative for CalPERS Governmental Affairs, legislative director and public safety consultant to former state Senator Gloria Romero, and field representative for Congresswoman Barbara Lee during her term in the state Senate.