About

The Cannabis File™

The Cannabis File is a blog dedicated to exploring the challenges and opportunities that businesspeople, entrepreneurs, investors and stakeholders face when entering and operating in the cannabis industry.

The blog will focus primarily on covering current legislation, industry trends, and regulatory changes that impact the cannabis business community.

The intended audience is current and future entrepreneurs, industry stakeholders, investors, and policymakers that are interested in the growing legal adult-use industry.

If there is a general issue that you would like covered or have a specific issue that you would like to discuss, please email us at info@thecannabisfile.com.

About the Founder/Chief Editor

Ashl_BW-4ey T. Martinez is the Founder of AM Public Affairs, a bipartisan government affairs firm that helps businesses and organizations effectively navigate the legislative and regulatory process to create positive results.

He has over a decade of legislative, regulatory and general government relations experience and has developed strong working relationships within the California State Legislature and Administration.

As a former Legislative Advocate for SEIU Local 1000, Ashley facilitated relationships with state and local elected officials and staff, on both sides of the aisle, to craft and implement a budget, legislative and regulatory strategy on behalf of the union. His issue areas primarily included cannabis, labor, retirement, state administration, tax collection, and technology.

Ashley has a Bachelors of Arts from the California State University, Sacramento, where he graduated Pi Sigma Alpha and as a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. He lives in Sacramento, CA.

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