SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 10, 2019 – AT THE CALIFORNIA CANNABIS CONTROL CONFERENCE – Avenu Insights & Analytics (Avenu), has named Brad Rowe as the company’s leader in helping jurisdictions manage the introduction and regulation of legal cannabis. Rowe is based in California at the company’s MuniServices subsidiary and will participate in the April 10-11Cannabis Control Conference.
Rowe brings to the role extensive experience in the field based on his work with early-adopter state California. He has helped many cities and counties there set regulations, staff departments, select and award licensees, and develop effective tax and enforcement policies. He also has supported these jurisdictions build backing for the programs by convening community groups and facilitating discussions about public health and safety.
“Brad is one of the pioneers in helping governments adjust to the increasing acceptance of legal cannabis usage,” says Avenu CEO Paul Colangelo. “With him on the team our government clients know they are getting the most informed guidance possible on how to address cannabis in their communities.”
In addition to his experience in cities and counties, Rowe’s credentials include:
- Adjunct Professor of criminal justice, cannabis and other drug policy at Pepperdine University School of Public Policy
- Lecturer on Public Policy at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
- Member, board of advisors for the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative
- Member, board of advisors to the Los Angeles County Health Impact assessment on cannabis
Since 1996 when California legalized medicinal and recreational use of cannabis, Avenu has been supporting jurisdictions with methodologies and programs for managing the growth, manufacture, sale and delivery of the product.
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Avenu Insights & Analytics has a long history of helping state and local governments boost revenue, optimize operations, and deepen community trust. Avenu’s revenue enhancement and administration solutions enable jurisdictions to provide truly digital government that meets expectations of citizens, employees and elected officials. Avenu is a portfolio company of Mill Point Capital.