CEO and owner of iComply, Mark works in the specialist sector of compliance for the medical, retail, and hemp industries and has over 12 years’ experience in cannabis industry development, consulting, and operational compliance and over 21 years’ experience in regulations and risk management.
Due to his extensive background and education, Mark knows what it takes to move markets forward at political, policy, and operational levels. He has developed small and large startups, improved existing operations, and has protected some of the top companies in the field. He is a qualified expert witness on cannabis compliance and regulations in Colorado.
iComply provides operational compliance services and validation of over 200 cultivation, manufacturing and processing, and dispensing facilities since 2011 and iComply consults for a variety of communities, organizations, and governments. Engaging in legacy projects over the long-term, iComply builds trusted relationships to ensure industry integrity, standards, regulations, and best practices are implemented and adhered to within organizations. iComply is also a federally qualified expert witness in compliance and cultivation.
During the infancy of the industry, Mr. Slaugh was instrumental in setting standards for cannabis in Colorado having lobbied at the legislature on behalf of associations. He helped found and grow the CSMCC – a grassroots, volunteer organization representing patients and business owners’ rights in Colorado Springs. He later served as the Executive Director for the Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) – one of the oldest industry associations in Colorado.
Mr. Slaugh also serves on the National Policy Council for the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), on their Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee, and as a Minority Business Council Member for the largest industry group in the world with thousands of members. He has spoken at each NCIA National Summit leading panel discussions and participating in topics ranging from industry training, standard operating procedures, and infused products manufacturing to laboratory testing safety and regulation.
As a first-generation Brazilian American, Mr. Slaugh is fueled by a passion for helping cannabis policy internationally. By influencing and improving laws, regulation, and public policy in the marijuana industry, and through iComply’s efforts to create integrity, excellence, and transparency in its client’s business, Mark’s passion makes a real difference the world of cannabis compliance.