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An-Chi Tsou is the principal and owner of Tsou Consulting, LLC, specializing in helping clients understand and navigate the state’s complex laws and regulations related to healthcare and cannabis policies.
Prior to starting the firm, An-Chi worked as the Senior Policy Advisor for the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (BMCR) under the Department of Consumer Affairs, the agency responsible for implementing the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act. In this capacity, An-Chi helped develop and negotiate regulatory policies, created informational materials for the public, interacted heavily with other state agencies and the Legislature, and prepared fiscal analyses for BMCR. She actively engaged with the public as the lead organizer for BMCR’s pre-regulatory stakeholder meetings and informational sessions, which were attended by well over 3,300 members of the public.
Her political and policy career began in the California State Legislature, where she held numerous positions that provided her with a wide range of political and policy experience. She started in the office of Assemblymember Rob Bonta as a Science and Technology Fellow and was quickly promoted to Legislative Aide and then Legislative Director. She was the lead staffer on the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, actively negotiating with other legislative offices and stakeholders through the state on California’s first medical cannabis law. She also served as Senior Consultant for the Assembly Health Committee, where she focused heavily on issues related Medi-Cal, long-term care, consumers’ rights, and cannabis.
An-Chi speaks both Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, and is a national and world champion in ultimate Frisbee. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science at Smith College. She later completed her doctorate at the Joint Graduate Program in Bioengineering at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at San Francisco.