Denver, CO, USA
Principal Consultant, 420 Advisory Management
After spending more than three years with the City and County of Denver’s Office of Marijuana Policy – leading implementation efforts for the first major city in the world to develop a fully legal, commercial industry for cannabis – Dan Rowland helps state, provincial and local governments craft sensible regulations, ensuring the successful implementation of legal markets in the U.S. and Canada.Rowland also consults with private companies related to the cannabis industry that are seeking expertise on operations, investment opportunities, compliance, community engagement, government relations and policy reform.Prior to working with 420 AM, Rowland directed communications and marketing for the City of Denver’s Office of Marijuana Policy and Department of Excise & Licenses. He was the spokesman and director of media relations and public affairs for the city’s business licensing efforts and first-in-the-world implementation of legalized marijuana regulations.His work included industry and constituent outreach, legislative planning and policy analysis, developing marketing and education campaigns and coordinating the work of multiple agencies responsible for the effective regulation of cannabis in Denver. In this role, he frequently consulted on the implementation of legalized cannabis for governments and other public stakeholders around the world.Before joining the City of Denver, Rowland worked for the Boulder County (CO) Commissioners’ Office, the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets and The Denver Post.Rowland has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Colorado Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Arizona State University.