As California Policy Coordinator for the Drug Policy Alliance, Cat Packer works to ensure the successful & equitable development and implementation of California’s evolving cannabis laws and policies. Within her role, Packer advocates for responsible regulation, industry diversity and reinvestment in communities most harmed by marijuana prohibition.
Prior to joining DPA, Packer served as the Campaign Coordinator for Californians for Responsible Marijuana Reform, Drug Policy Action’s social justice driven campaign in support of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.
Packer also has participated in marijuana reform efforts in Ohio. There she served as the Deputy Director of Central Ohio NORML and participated in the 2015 legalization effort.
Packer is an alumna of The Ohio State University where she received a Bachelor’s in Political Science, a Master’s in Public Policy & Management and a Juris Doctor. Packer envisions marijuana reform as an opportunity to raise awareness of mass incarceration and advocates an end to the failed war on drugs.