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Kiva Hires Tim Morland

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Kiva Confections is pleased to announce its recent hire of Tim Morland, who will join the Kiva team as Director of Compliance and Government Affairs. Within these roles, Morland will coordinate regulatory and legal compliance across all of Kiva’s facilities and product lines as well as direct political and policy engagement. 

“I believe in the importance of innovation and leading from within the industry. I am proud to join Kiva as they have been a consistent leader within cannabis and have pioneered new segments of the industry,” Morland said. “I look forward to helping to usher Kiva into the next phase of its development by creating a coordinated compliance structure that can serve as an example to other operators.” 

Morland comes to Kiva with significant experience in the regulatory and policy arena. Most recently, Morland worked as Compliance and Policy Director for Origin House where he managed and directed compliance for all Origin House acquisitions. In addition, Morland worked closely to ensure compliance of cannabis brands Origin House delivered throughout the State of California. Prior to joining Origin House, Morland served as the Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for then-Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma. Morland staffed Chairwoman Ma on the State Treasurer’s Cannabis Banking Work group and served as a member of the San Francisco Cannabis Task Force. Morland served in the Assembly Chief Clerk’s Office in various roles from 2008-2015. 

“We are thrilled to have Tim join our team,” said Kiva Co-founder and CEO Scott Palmer. “We believe in hiring people with proven talent and leadership ability and I am excited to see Tim leverage his extensive experience in government and cannabis policy to help push Kiva into the future.” 

Since its founding in 2010, Kivas’s goal has been to create an edible that redefines what a cannabis confection can be. Through Kiva’s artisanal approach to making chocolates and inventive take on gummies, Kiva has dedicated itself to crafting delicious, trustworthy, and premium edibles that consumers can feel good about eating. Kiva’s cofounder Kristi Knoblich Palmer serves as Board President of the California Cannabis Industry Association and Kiva is a member of the California Cannabis Manufacturer’s Association, Cannabis Distributor’s Association, National Cannabis Roundtable, and National Cannabis Industry Association.  

For more information, please contact Jimmy Fremgen at 707-331-2558, email Jimmy@catuliconsulting.