Jacob is the Co-founder and Director of Science and Strategy of The Cannabis Conservancy (TCC), which developed the first sustainability certification for the Cannabis industry in 2015 and whose mission is to empower the cannabis industry to achieve environmental, economic, and social sustainability. Jacob is also the co-founder and Board member of Sun + Earth Certified, a regenerative organic cannabis and hemp certification nonprofit. Jacob also consults on strategic energy management and farmer affairs for various cannabis companies and organizations.
He is a founding member of:
-the City of Denver's Cannabis Sustainability Work Group
-the National Cannabis Industry Association's Cannabis Cultivation Committee and Sustainability Council
-Colorado Energy Office’s Cannabis Advisory Committee
-Southern Colorado Cannabis Alliance
Jacob obtained a Master of Science in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from the European Union’s MESPOM Consortium. For the last seven years, Jacob has focused exclusively on assessing and mitigating the environmental impacts of cannabis cultivation and building a resilient and supportive cannabis community.