Government Relations Director, 4Front Ventures
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM - Today's Key State Regulation Trends & Issues Across the Nation
Sam Tracy is the Government Relations Director at 4Front Ventures, a leading cannabis consultancy, and multi-state operator. He represents 4Front and its clients before every level of government, including presenting before city councils and planning boards, advocating for sensible marijuana policies at the state level, and lobbying Congress and federal agencies.
Sam began his involvement in marijuana policy in 2009 as a member of the University of Connecticut chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). He was later elected to SSDP’s international board of directors, including a term as chairman, as well as to the board of the ACLU of Connecticut. Through his work with these and other organizations, Sam was instrumental in the passage of marijuana decriminalization and medicalization in Connecticut. He then joined the 4Front team in 2014, moving from DC to Boston. While a Massachusetts resident, Sam was a board member of the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance and an active volunteer with the successful Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol.
Sam now lives in Portland, Maine. In addition to his work with 4Front, Sam also serves as the chairman of the Portland Democratic City Committee.
He is active on Twitter with the username @SamTracy.