As a leader in cannabis policy and the cannabis business community, EKA has been intimately involved in shaping laws and regulations, as well as standards and best practices for the legal marijuana industry in Southern California. We understand where and how laws are working to ensure the legal industry operates within the specific needs of a given community. Our practice areas include permitting, compliance, implementation, land use entitlements and enforcement issues related to the legal cannabis market.
We understand the complex legal and business issues impacting companies operating in the cannabis sector and we have the depth of experience and reach necessary to help clients meet their business objectives. Our team monitors industry trends and legislative developments to provide timely guidance to clients seeking to navigate the maze of often-conflicting state, and local laws and regulations governing cannabis.
As the first public affairs firm in Southern California to form a team in this space, EKA has extensive experience and knowledge that is bolstered by long-established relationships with the key local government leaders that are shaping how business is done in the legal marijuana industry.
Our clients include cannabis dispensaries, distributors, legal marijuana cultivators, manufacturers and suppliers of services as well as the UCBA Trade Association. Drawing on our understanding of the complex issues impacting companies and entrepreneurs in this space, our team of government affairs professionals provides targeted solutions to the full range of rulemaking, regulatory, transactional, legislative, and litigation challenges they confront. We offer the following services:
- Licensing and permitting
- Regulatory compliance issues
- Land use permitting and entitlements
- Government advocacy and legislative lobbying