91. Amy Jenkins
Precision Advocacy Group is a new lobbying firm, but its founder is an experienced Capitol hand who is working to become one of those leading the charge for California’s cannabis industry. She’s Amy Jenkins, who before launching her firm in September of 2018 had years of experience in public policy issues not always involving marijuana: In 2015, the California Military Department awarded her its Civilian Medal of Honor for her work improving the Department’s efficiency and effectiveness. She was a senior policy director at the lobbying firm Platinum Advisors, where she advocated on behalf of the California Cannabis Industry Association. She was a creator of the Cannabis Caucus, a group of 10 lobbying firms connected to the industry. Before all that, Jenkins was chief of staff to state Sen. Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana), lobbied for Solano County and served as a consultant to the Assembly Business and Professions Committee. Nicknamed “Pot Girl” in a glowing April 2017 profile by Dan Morain, Jenkins has carved a unique niche in a unique industry.
Updated Aug. 21, 2019