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Actionable Insights Feed Civic Transformation

Judy Steele
cannabis grower with computer
This is the third and final issue of a three-part blog series reflecting on the findings from recent regulatory cannabis program audits (respectfully anonymized in our discussion below) to infer their long-term management and scalability needs. Previous posts, on Digitalization and Security and Enabling Civic Partnership are available now. As a new and controversial regulatory program, many Councils, Boards and Legislatures have had one specific mandate for their Cannabis programs: that regulation be responsive and adaptive. As the industry, public consumption, and local, state and national policies evolve, regulatory programs’ purposes and priorities often need to be revisited. This requires information on program performance, industry needs,… Continue reading
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Integrated Civic Partnership Builds Capacity

Judy Steele
woman cannabis grower
This is the second issue of a three-part blog series reflecting on the findings from recent cannabis program audits about the long-term management and scalability challenges of regulatory cannabis programs. All audits are anonymized. You can read the first post, on takeaways regarding digitalization and data security here. Getting a business license from a city, county and/or state to operate a cannabis business does not mean that doors open the next day. Like all companies, a cannabis business must meet various fire, building construction, health and other safety requirements, requiring the intervention of an intricate network of functionalities across state and local jurisdictions. This complete review process helps agencies make informed decisions and assures that only qualified applicants are operating licensed cannabis businesses…. Continue reading
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