NCIA leadership and its Board of Directors are thrilled to be celebrating the transition of one of our very own cannabis industry leaders into a prominent public policy role for the state of Colorado. Please join us in congratulating Ean Seeb for his new role as Governor Jared Polis’ Special Advisor on Cannabis.
Throughout his career, Ean has been a tireless advocate for replacing criminal marijuana markets with a socially responsible and well-regulated cannabis industry and now he’s bringing that experience into the public sector.
Ean has served the cannabis community and industry for more than a decade, and now moves on from his role as co-owner and founder of Denver Relief and Denver Relief Consulting, as well as other endeavors including Manna Molecular which he represented on the NCIA board of directors. Ean was an active member of the NCIA board of directors for nearly seven years and chairman of the board for two of those years.
“I can’t think of a better person to advise Governor Polis on cannabis policy. During his tenure in the private sector, Ean has always demonstrated a commitment to justice, personal liberty, and corporate social responsibility,” said NCIA executive director Aaron Smith. “The people of Colorado are very lucky to now have him now putting his talents and passion to work for them.”
“Ean is a leader in the cannabis industry and we are thrilled to have him on our team. We welcome his incredible expertise and know he will help us continue Colorado’s leadership in this growing industry,” said Chief of Staff Lisa Kauffman.
“I’m incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to work with NCIA over the years to help promote the interests and best practices of the cannabis industry as a board member and citizen lobbyist. I entered the cannabis industry because I wanted to help people suffering under marijuana prohibition, and NCIA made it possible to that on a larger scale,” said newly-hired Ean Seeb.
It was through NCIA that I met then-Congressman Polis – at the very first NCIA event in Colorado in 2011, which eventually led to my new role in the Governor’s office. Now I have the chance to help even more people throughout the great state of Colorado and beyond in the coming years.”
Congratulations and best wishes, Ean!