Kimberly Simms Discusses Business, Regulation and California Cannabis

This month on DCN Talks, Adelia sat down with Kimberly Simms of The Law Offices of Kimberly Simms to learn how Kimberly has been helping a business reach compliance and regulation standards, and how she got her start in the cannabis industry.

Who is Kimberly Simms?

Kimberly R. Simms earned her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and became a member of the California State Bar in 2009. Kimberly has dedicated her entire legal career to the cannabis industry. She started her law practice immediately after law school with a focus on the legal and regulatory needs of the medical marijuana industry. In her law practice, she has negotiated with government officials to craft reasonable and effective regulations that allow for safe access, handled complex land use and zoning matters, and advised hundreds of cannabis entrepreneurs to develop their cannabis business strategy and structure.

Kimberly is recognized as a leading expert in this emerging area of law. She has taught courses and lead seminars which focus on how to comply with the ever-changing legal and regulatory requirements of the cannabis industry. She is considered a trusted source by the media and has been interviewed by NPR, CNN, and many local media outlets. Kimberly is a founding Board Member of the San Diego Cannabis Industry Association, San Diego’s leading cannabis chamber of commerce and political advocacy organization. Kimberly is also proud to serve as the founding and acting Chapter Chair for San Diego Women Grow.

Kimberly currently serves on the Retail & Delivery Committee of the California Cannabis Industry Association and is working hand in hand with other cannabis industry leaders to navigate the implementation of the Medical and Adult Use of Cannabis Regulation & Safety Act.

Kimberly maintains the following memberships: California NORML, American’s For Safe Access, National Cannabis Industry Association, California Cannabis Industry Association, Women Grow, the National Cannabis Bar Association and San Diego Leadership Alliance.

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