Co-Founder & Director of Science and Strategy, The Cannabis Conservancy
Jacob Policzer is the President and Co-founder of The Cannabis Conservancy, which has developed the first sustainability certification for the Cannabis industry and whose mission is to empower the industry to achieve environmental, economic, and social sustainability. Prior to TCC, Jacob has been working professionally in the fields of environmental management, agriculture, and sustainability. Previous work has included farm management, agricultural pollution research, and alternative energy adoption. In 2009, Jacob founded his first company, Urban Environmental Innovations, to focus on sustainable practices for small businesses, mainly restaurants and breweries.
Jacob obtained a M.Sc. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management through the Erasmus Mundus MESPOM consortium consisting of Central European University, Lund University, the University of Manchester and Aegean University. His thesis topic was Urban Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Justice. He earned his B.S. in environmental studies from Emory University and his permaculture, eco-village, and natural building design certificate from the Center of Creative Ecology in Israel.
Jacob is currently a committee member of the Denver Department of Environmental Health’s Cannabis Sustainability Work Group, NCIA’s Cultivation Committee, and ASTM's Cannabis Standards Development Committee. Throughout his career, Jacob has strived to find innovative and pragmatic solutions to the world’s complex environmental problems and is now applying his knowledge and experience to address the environmental issues pertaining to the cannabis industry.