Future of California Cannabis Commerce ~ January 1st

Let's Start 2017 right and get ready for regulation!


Women Grow Orange County is pleased to bring you information to help prepare you for upcoming regulations. Our speaker, David McPherson, Cannabis Compliance Director of HdL Companies, is very knowledgeable about the inner workings of government and will plant seeds of inspiration to guide you as you formulate your business strategies.


7:30 PM Check-in and Open Networking
8:00 PM Welcome
8:15 PM Sponsor Presentation
8:30 PM Featured Speaker
9:00 PM 30 Second Introductions
9:30 PM Raffle Prizes
9:35 PM Open Networking
10:00 PM Meeting Concludes

Join us the first Thursdays of every month as we explore the many facets of Cannabis Business. Each month the Orange County Chapter offers opportunities for networking with other like minded woman and men working in the Cannabis Space like socials, think tanks and workshops. Our meetings are informative, educational and of course inspiring. We look forward to meeting you soon!

More about our speaker: David McPherson is a Principal 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.

He 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. Furthermore, he continues to provide technical support to the League of Cities, the Police Chief Association, Rural County Representatives of California, and the California State Association of Counties. 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.

David received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from California State University, Fullerton and his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach.


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