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  • Navigating A Complex Regulatory Landscape

    03 August 2017
    North Highland, Member Firm (US and UK)

    Client Situation
    The client, a state Department of Health (DOH), was preparing to implement a medical marijuana program following the passage of state legislation that permitted the use of medical marijuana by patients being treated for serious medical conditions. The new legislation posed several challenges. First, a new statute mandated that the program be fully functional on an accelerated, oneyear timeline. In addition, the state also had one of the most restrictive and demanding medical marijuana laws in the country.

    The client engaged North Highland to help design, lead, and execute a medical marijuana program, as well as align internal and external stakeholders around key initiatives. Having expertise in regulatory engagements, North Highland was positioned to deliver a program both anchored in national best practices, and tailored to the state’s unique circumstances. Most importantly, the team had the expertise to deliver a program that would satisfy state regulations and navigate the complex federal issues associated with marijuana.

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