Women Grow OC | Monthly Event

Welcome 2017 now let's get ready for regulation. David McPherson is a Principal Cannabis Compliance Director at HdL Companies which represents over 400 cities and counties in California. Prior to joining the firm, he served 28 years in local government for the County of Orange, the cites of Newport Beach, San Jose and Oakland. While working for the City of Oakland, he became the first Tax Administrator in the Country to successfully tax, audit and help regulate the Cannabis Industry. David is one of the state’s most recognized experts in cannabis horticulture, processing and dispensary operations. He uses his experience dealing with the Industry to assist local and state agencies in developing marijuana policies for regulation, taxation, compliance, auditing and economic development. Join us the first Thursdays of every month as we explore the many facets of Cannabis Business. McPherson has also worked closely with the League of Cities and lobbyists on the development of AB 243, SB 243 and AB 266 which established the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA). David is currently working on implementation and regulatory requirements for Prop 64 with local agencies to prepare them to mitigate several issues surrounding the ballot measure. In addition, David is working collaboratively with the Department of Consumers Affairs, Department of Food & Agriculture, Department Health Services and the State Board of Equalization in the implementation of best practices in regulating the Cannabis Industry for local agencies. Join us as we get a glimpse into the future of Cannabis Commerce in California.