Tyler Klimas

SpecialityPrincipal/Founder at Leaf Street Strategies

Tyler Klimas is the founder of Leaf Street Strategies and the former chief cannabis regulator for Nevada’s medical and adult-use cannabis marketplaces. As the first executive director appointed to Nevada’s cannabis regulatory agency, he spearheaded the state’s rapid growth into a billion-dollar retail industry. Klimas also played a key role in the establishment of the highly successful Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA), a non-profit organization that brought together chief cannabis regulators from North America and Europe. He served as its president, significantly expanding the association’s footprint and engagement efforts with U.S. federal agencies and members of Congress in Washington, D.C. Klimas also spent time as a federal lobbyist on Capitol Hill, where he led successful coalition-building and advocacy efforts on behalf of public and private sector entities. Klimas started his career in political campaigns and has served in a number of high-level roles for elected officials.

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