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Our mission is to empower cannabis regulators to achieve their goals and build equitable, responsible and sustainable cannabis markets.

 

About ERG Strategies, LLC

ERG Strategies, LLC Founder & Principal

Erik Gundersen

 

From the Legislature to the Administration, from concept to market launch, Erik Gundersen has unrivaled experience in cannabis policy at the state level.

 

As the former Executive Director of Maine’s Office of Cannabis Policy (OCP), Erik lead the state agency responsible for oversight of Maine’s medical and adult use cannabis programs. Under Gundersen’s leadership, Maine’s adult use cannabis program launched in the fall of 2020.

Prior to serving as Executive Direct of OCP, Gundersen served as Senior Policy Advisor to two former Speakers of the Maine House, including time as chief liaison to the Legislature’s Cannabis Legalization Implementation Committee, the committee which wrote the law for Maine’s adult use cannabis industry. 

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How we help cannabis regulators

From crafting cannabis policy at the legislative level, to leading a cannabis regulatory agency, we can help cannabis regulators achieve their goals and objectives.

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Policy & Rule Development

State laws and agency rules serve as the framework for state cannabis programs. Whether drafting  department bills or agency rules, we have the experience to guide you through this crucial process.

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Planning & Execution

Proper strategic planning is critical to realizing your goals. We can help your agency develop comprehensive operating, legislative and communication plans that will serve as your road map to achieving  your goals.

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Implementation

Just starting out and don't know where to start? The early days are crucial to ensure long-term success. Whether scaling an agency, building out new systems or developing SOPs, we've done it all. We'll help guide your steps to avoid future setbacks.

How we help cannabis companies

Backed by our experience and unique perspective, we can help all types and size companies, from small start ups to large firms, achieve their goals and objectives.

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Government Relations

Having collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and timely insight into the rapidly changing cannabis landscape will give your company a unique advantage. Whether it's facilitating warm introduction with key stakeholders or providing analysis of current or future policies, we can help. 

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Advocacy

Advancing or protecting a company's interests can come in many different forms: policy work, relationship building or increasing influence. It's critical to have an experienced advocate on your side. We can help deliver desired outcomes for your company.

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General Consulting

Having information and analysis in a timely manner can provide a completive edge to businesses. We can provide unique insights and analysis of everyone and anything that is happening in the cannabis space that may impact your business.

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