Jay Matos

Jay Matos is one of Nevada’s best known and longest-serving cannabis business consultants. Jay is a founding member of the prestigious Clark County Green Ribbon Advisory Panel also known as “GRAP” a government-appointed cannabis board that consist of some of Las Vegas most influential business leaders like Dr. Tony Alamo, chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Commission; Virginia Valentine, president of the Nevada Resort Association; Andy Abboud, Las Vegas Sands Vice President of Government Relations just to name a few.

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Jay hosted political fundraisers and campaign events in 2012 to build up support for SB374. Looking to form a group to help the push to reform Nevada’s medical marijuana program, in March 2013 Jay visited the first dispensary opened in the state of Arizona, named Arizona Organix, with Nevada Judiciary Committee members Mark Hutchison, Scott Hammond and Ruben Kihuen; non-member David Parks and Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, R-Las Vegas, staff and Nevada media. In addition, Steve Yeager of the Clark County Public Defender’s office was in attendance.



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Jay hosted a second trip to Arizona Organix with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavior Health Director and staff along with the Clark County Business License Director, staff and Metropolitan Police Narcotics Representatives. A third trip was hosted by Mr. Matos for local municipalities; in attendance were City of Las Vegas Representatives, Clark County Representatives and City of Henderson Representatives. In Nevada Jay also provided an "In-Service Training" for Clark County Staff from Business Licensing, Planning, Zoning, Fire Chief, Metro and Liaisons to many of the County Commissioners. 

Jay was instrumental in leading Clark County and Commissioner Lawrence Weekly, during a noteworthy Town Hall Meeting, held March 12, 2014, in which Jay delivered a presentation on medical marijuana representing the County. He facilitated key information where Jay's expertise was essential in educating the community and addressing their questions and concerns. The Las Vegas Review Journal covered this important event.


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Jay owns his own consulting firm here in Las Vegas, Nevada called LeadNet, LLC. which specializes in cannabis consulting and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and critical management, government and public affairs. Through LeadNet Jay and his staff negotiate retainer agreements with businesses to represent them as a liaison on state and local municipal issues including working with City Council, County Commissioners and staff in compliance, applying for special use permits, restricted licenses, privilege licenses, zoning, fast-tracking, ordinances and many other government processes and procedures.

Jay has dedicated the past six and a half years to help the push to reform Nevada’s medical marijuana program here in Nevada. “The law is broken here in Nevada and I will do my part to help fix it.” said Jay Matos in the Las Vegas Review Journal.

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