What to Expect When You're Inspected: Creating a Culture of Compliance
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Wed
Casey Leaver is Director of Regulatory Compliance at Vicente LLP, the premier cannabis and psychedelics law firm. She assists cannabis operators in understanding rules and regulations and provides guidance for establishing and operating a compliant marijuana business. She also regularly conducts on-site facility audits to ensure compliance with state regulations and prepare clients for pre-and post-licensure inspections. Acting as a liaison between clients and cannabis regulatory agencies, Casey is focused on the prevention of disciplinary action and maintaining a compliant marijuana establishment. She also assists licensees in navigating and preparing appropriate responses to notices of violations, deficiencies, and enforcement action.
As her view of compliance and role are all-encompassing, Casey prepares clients for a compliant and efficient business from the outset, starting with application material review, input on facility layouts as well as development of policies and procedures, training and education materials. In addition, she conducts reviews of labels, packaging, advertising, marketing, social media posts and website design.
Prior to joining Vicente LLP, Casey worked as a special investigation and compliance manager for the background check company awarded the contract with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Medical Marijuana Program and later the Cannabis Control Commission, conducting in-depth investigations on behalf of the Commonwealth as well as marijuana businesses. She also led due diligence and security consulting investigations, including risk evaluations, workplace violence investigations, and vulnerability assessments. Her experience provides a well-rounded view of investigations and suitability in the marijuana industry from both regulator and licensed operator perspectives.