Cannabis Regulation - Accela Government Software

Cannabis Regulation

Ensuring safe, efficient and transparent oversight

Navigate regulatory nuances with a cannabis regulation software solution that responds and grows with you.

Cannabis regulation and cannabis licensing management is a complex and emerging issue for governments requiring a coordinated approach between states, local departments and third-party technology, such as track-and-trace databases. New mandates—and increasing media and public attention on the topic—are placing added pressure on governments to move quickly and cost-effectively while also ensuring compliance and protecting public safety. Accela’s cannabis regulation software automates the issuance of new licenses, renewals and transfers, investigations and hearings, and occupational licensing, and helps regulatory departments manage every nuance of the regulation process. 

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  • Stay on top of emerging regulations

    Manage evolving policies and regulation decisions with a flexible and easily configurable solution.

  • Make data-driven, efficient decisions

    Centralize all program data to consolidate reporting silos, eliminate duplicative information, and enhance analysis to inform decisions.

  • Reduce public records requests and phone calls

    Embrace transparency by automatically publishing data for real-time public, media and stakeholder access.

  • Integrate with external systems

    Accela’s open API allows agencies to integrate seamlessly with third-party technology, such as your track-and-trace (seed-to-sale) database of choice.

Download the Accela solution overview for State Cannabis Regulation and Local Cannabis Regulation.

The Accela system allowed us to be creative in our approach to implementing our processes and adjusting on the fly as our knowledge of the industry grew.”

Andrew Brisbo
Director of LARA’s Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation


  • 24/7 data access

    Accela software allows 24/7 data access

    Citizen access portal

    Empower residents and businesses by moving services online. Accept applications, renewals, documentation, complaints and requests for information or service through a convenient, multilingual website.

    Real-time updates

    Reduce customer service call volume by enabling your customers to log onto to their portal account (or sign up for text and email alerts) to receive status updates that are automatically pushed out as your office moves through the review process.

    Report upwards and outwards

    Publish relevant, up-to-the-minute data—such as number of active licenses or applications, or a map of establishments—automatically for media, public and department stakeholders to access, reducing workload for office staff.

  • Empower and accelerate your team

    Process optimization

    Intelligent workflow routing, automatic notification, and concurrent online plan and document review provides instant visibility for staff and leadership and keep applications and other records moving.

    Extend the value of the Civic Platform

    Accela Construct, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Software Development Kits (SDKs) allow you to integrate with third-party systems such as track-and-trace, document management, or downstream reporting systems.

    File uploading and access

    Securely store and access license applications, fingerprint applications, certifications, voluntary agreements and other critical files.

  • Support inspectors in the field

    Supporting inspectors in the field is a major value point of Accela software

    Mobile apps for field staff

    Modern, integrated mobile apps allow field inspectors to collect critical data, photos, and documents and share them with the office and other agents.

    Access to establishment history

    Even without internet connectivity, inspectors have access to facility, inspection and compliance history.

Watch It Work Webinars by Accela

View a 25-minute on-demand webinar and see our Cannabis Regulation solution in action.

   Accelarate 2019

       Denver | October 6-9

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