Capitol Advocacy is uniquely positioned as one of California’s only full-service cannabis lobbying firms.
California’s cannabis industry is dynamic. Now that annual licenses and the state’s regulatory framework are in full effect, the industry is going through a transformation. Whether it be an out-of-state business looking to enter California’s market or a local operator looking to expand its presence in the state, Capitol Advocacy will provide the necessary state and local strategic planning and guidance to be successful.
Capitol Advocacy is uniquely positioned as one of California’s only full-service cannabis lobbying firms. Together with our strategic partners in Southern California, we provide comprehensive local and state licensing, advocacy and regulatory services that have helped cannabis businesses small and large succeed in California’s newly regulated adult-use cannabis market.
Our staff includes a former Gubernatorial appointee for the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), which oversees cannabis licensing for the majority of California’s cannabis industry. The cannabis industry touches over 10 state departments and 8 committees in the Legislature ranging from the Department of Public Health to the State Water Resources Control Board to the Department of Tax and Fee Administration. Our firm has relationships with all of them.
We have partnered with Spiker Rendon Consulting in Southern California, who has helped over 100 cannabis businesses obtain local licensure in politically complex jurisdictions. Spiker Consulting has already worked with over 50 local jurisdictions to develop competitive regulations, taxes and licensing programs to date. Together, we provide unparalleled strategic planning and advocacy that well positions clients on the frontlines of regulatory decisions impacting their businesses.