Hirsh Jain is the Director of Government Affairs at Caliva, one of the largest vertically integrated cannabis companies in California. Hirsh was previously the West Coast Director of Government Affairs at MedMen, the largest cannabis retailer in the country, overseeing the company’s work in California, Arizona and Nevada.
Before working in cannabis, Hirsh was a Government Affairs Manager at Airbnb in San Francisco, helping build the company’s global policy team up from 30 to 300 people. Prior to that, Hirsh was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in New York City, working in its Public Sector Practice.
Hirsh has a B.A. in Philosophy from UC Berkeley, where he began his cannabis activism by working as the Cannabis Lead in the Campus Public Defender’s Office, defending students that were accused of cannabis violations by the University. He also has a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where his academic focus was the legal, social and political impacts of The War on Drugs.