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ERG Strategies

 Founder & Principal

Erik Gundersen


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


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. 

ERG Strategies Founder and Principal Erik Gundersen

Our Mission

Share our experience and knowledge with clients to help them navigate the complexities of legalization, and through a collaborative approach, build better cannabis markets worldwide.

Erik Gundersen speaking at the 2022 PBC Conference
Speaking Engagements

Denver Marijuana Symposium (Denver, CO)

Harmonizing Medical and Recreational Marijuana Programs


Vermont Attorney General Panel Discussion (Burlington, VT)

Opportunities and Challenges in Creating Commercial Cannabis Markets


Portland Chamber of Commerce – Eggs and Issues (Portland, ME)

What’s Next for Legalization in Maine


Kennebec Chamber of Commerce - Business Breakfast Series (Waterville, ME)

Changes and Updates in Maine’s Cannabis Market


CANNRA External Stakeholder Meeting (Seattle, WA)

How Data and Technology can help future policy making: Public Health, Regulatory, and Industry Data Sources


PBC Conference (Washington, DC)

Navigating State Regulatory Systems – Who’s in the Know

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