With experience with international management, financial consulting and fraud investigations as well as working directly with cannabis operators for three years, Simone is an asset for determining the rules and regulations for a municipal cannabis program. She insures that a City consider all economic and business impacts set forth by regulation both on a state and local level, and its impact on cannabis operators. The percentage of excise tax, local licensing costs, coupled with state and federal (280E) cannabis taxation are all important factors. If done incorrectly, this could have a negative impact on the city in the long run. She is great assistance in developing an appropriate discretionary review process, multi-phased merit based application process, as well as developing the permitting fee and tax structure and costs.