With over a decade of experience in the cannabis industry, iComply CEO and owner Mark Slaugh works in the specialist sector of compliance for the medical, retail, and hemp industries. His expertise regarding cannabis industry development, consulting, and operational compliance gives him unique insight into the industry. Because he has over 17 years of experience in regulations and risk management, he understands the complexities inherent to the cannabis industry. Due to his extensive background and education, Mark knows what it takes to move markets forward at political, policy, and operational levels. He has developed small and large startups, improved existing operations, and has protected some of the top companies in the field.

Management Value of Compliance

Management Value of Compliance When we ask prospects and operators how they manage compliance, the answer often reveals gaps in compliance management. Many of our clients have discovered or already inherently understand the management value of compliance. However, the cannabis industry at large rarely considers the implications of poor compliance methodologies until it’s too late.  Most operators rely on a …

The Value of Proactive Cannabis Compliance

The Value of Proactive Cannabis Compliance Compliance is never a one-time event that is magically achieved. Experienced operators understand maintaining compliant business practices requires an ongoing process of continuous improvement. Not only do rules change, but so do regulators, enforcement priorities, competition, and market dynamics. This causes companies to make organizational-wide changes to SOPs, Employee Training, and Management priorities on …

Off the Backburner: Compliance during COVID – Featured by NCIA

Operational Cannabis Compliance during COVID Operational cannabis compliance exists as a vital but often ignored part of many Owners’ guide to success. With the hustle and bustle, ever-expanding nature of the cannabis business, most owners and operators want to believe they are compliant 100% of the time.  However, understanding the constantly changing regulatory updates presents a constant challenge. Often, the …

The iComply Methodology

iComply Methodology When explaining how iComply works with prospective clients, we demo our service offerings. We discuss how we work to achieve a level of compliance management tailored to our client’s needs and budgets. In every case, we explain the iComply Methodology. We’ve honed in since 2011 and proudly collaborated with our beloved cannabis business owners, managers, and stakeholders to …

The Hidden Costs of Non-Compliance

The Hidden Costs of Non-Compliance Anyone owning and operating a cannabis business knows the value of proactive compliance management as fundamental for successful operations. However, as markets expand and people buy into existing or new cannabis businesses, they need to ask several important questions. One of the most important questions: “What do I know about successor liability?” In many instances, …

iComply and Due Diligence for Cannabis Mergers and Acquisitions

iComply and Due Diligence for Cannabis Mergers and Acquisitions As the cannabis industry evolves, the inevitability of the big fish eating the small fish occurs faster and faster. International firms, multi-state operators, and publicly traded companies seek to expand their footprint in the space. Meanwhile, others look to cash out on their hard work. For sellers, their concerns revolve around …