Executive Director, City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation
Cat Packer is the first executive director of the Department of Cannabis Regulation for the City of Los Angeles, where she oversees implementation of the City’s new commercial cannabis regulatory program. Prior to this role, Ms. Packer served as California policy coordinator for the Drug Policy Alliance, where she worked to ensure the successful and equitable implementation of California’s recently passed Adult Use of Marijuana Act.
Prior to joining the Drug Policy Alliance, Ms. Packer served as the campaign coordinator for Californians for Responsible Marijuana Reform, Drug Policy Action’s social justice-driven campaign in support of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Ms. Packer also has participated in marijuana policy reform efforts in Ohio, where she served as deputy director of Central Ohio NORML and participated in its statewide legalization effort in 2015. Ms. Packer is an alumna of The Ohio State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in political science, a m master’s degree in public policy and management, and a Juris Doctor.