Arizona is one of the most recent additions to the list of states that has legalized marijuana for adult use. The Smart Safe Initiative passed in 2020 and today we talk with one of the masterminds of legalizing Cannabis, Sam Richard. Hear everything you need to know about legalizing marijuana in today’s episode.

Featured in Today’s Episode

  • The Key ingredients to a Successful Initiative
  • Arizona’s Cannabis Market
  • Best Practices to Legalize Cannabis
  • Protecting the Cannabis Ecosystem
  • Collaborating in Cannabis
  • Best soils for Cannabis growth in Arizona

Sam is a strategic thinker and is well versed in the development of complex government affairs, communications, and media plans. Sam has a degree in nonprofit leadership and management from Arizona (Go Sun Devils) State University’s College of Public Service and Community Solutions, is a Fellow of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, and holds certificates from both Valley Leadership and the Center for Progressive Leadership.

Sam was recently recognized by the Arizona Capitol Times in its inaugural Breakouts Award highlighting “the sharpest political minds in the state,” and has previously been recognized in the Phoenix New Times’ Best of Phoenix as Best Lobbyist and by the Phoenix Business Journal as a member of the 2013 class of Forty under 40.

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