Preparing Government to Manage the Cannabis Industry

Cannabis legalization presents communities with some enormous opportunities – as well as some intimidating challenges.

HdL's Cannabis Services team has worked extensively on these issues for local government institutions, developing an intimate understanding of the critical interactions needed between city staff, public officials, legal counsel, and other key stakeholders.

HdL is the only consulting firm with professionals who have direct experience regulating cannabis operations at the local and state level. Available services include:

Initial Consultation and Support

HdL will come alongside your agency to help you understand the cannabis industry and decide how it will look in your jurisdiction. Services include subject matter expertise and technical support, presentations, and workshops to agency staff, council, and the community.

Regulation Development and Support

HdL will help you develop cannabis regulations that maximize agency economic benefits while providing a framework for cannabis businesses to operate successfully. Services include fiscal analysis, land-use regulation development, regulatory and tax ordinance drafting, and ballot resolution preparation.

Application Development and Support

HdL can guide you through the application process to identify the best potential businesses for your jurisdiction. Services include cost recovery fee analysis, application process development, application review, interview facilitation and background checks. (Available in jurisdictions where cannabis related business activity is legal)

Post-Licensure Compliance Support

HdL can help your jurisdiction regulate licensed cannabis businesses to ensure compliance with state and local law. Services include compliance inspections, financial audits and badge printing. HdL’s team has conducted over 11,000 cannabis compliance inspections and investigations in the states of California, Colorado and Nevada. (Available in jurisdictions where cannabis related business activity is legal)

Tax Administration

HdL is the most widely selected local tax solution provider. Rest easy and allow our team to manage all aspects of your cannabis tax administration, or utilize our market-leading local tax software to empower your team. (Available in jurisdictions where cannabis related business activity is legal)

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Our Experts

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David McPherson

Cannabis Compliance Director

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Matt Eaton

Deputy Director of Compliance Services

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Ajay Kolluri

Deputy Director of Audit and Operations

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