Benjamin Z. Bronfman
Ben Bronfman first became interested in the cannabis space seven years ago when he moved to Los Angeles, CA. After surveying the industry, he decided to join the board of Americans for Safe Access. At that time there were 16 States which had passed Cannabis laws. Mr. Bronfman has been one of ASA’S most engaged board members. In addition to his work with ASA, Bronfman partnered with various Silicon Valley investors to help elect Kamala Harris, The Attorney General of California, who was locked in a standoff election with Steve Cooley in 2010. This helped ensure that the laws in the country’s largest cannabis market would not be reversed.
Mr. Bronfman is an entrepreneur, environmentalist and Grammy-nominated musician/producer based in New York City. Mr. Bronfman is managing director of Global Thermostat, which he co- founded with Columbia University economist Graciela Chichilinsky and fellow Columbia Professor Peter Eisenberger. Mr Bronfman was responsible for securing the firm’s $100M valuation and has orchestrated various business and strategic partnerships for the firm. Bronfman is on the board of several organizations including Pioneer Works, a center for art and innovation in Red Hook, Brooklyn.. Mr. Bronfman also has positions in various technology start ups and was recently the recipient of Global Green’s impact Entrepreneur Award alongside the Clinton Foundation.