In May of 2019, after serving 15 terms in Congress and sponsoring numerous marijuana industry-supported pieces of legislation, California representative Dana Rohrabacher became the majority shareholder and member of the advisory board for BudTrader, the so-called “Craigslist of Weed.”
Garth Van Meter is Director of Legislative Affairs at SAM, where he serves as chief legislative liaison for the organization. Previously, he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Louisiana Congressman John Fleming, M.D., a former addictions treatment center director and champion of public health-focused marijuana policies. Van Meter also served as the Legislative Director for Congressman Chip Cravaack and Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Bob Inglis. He received his MBA and BS in Computer Engineering from The George Washington University.