Robert W.E. Laurie joins GPS Global as Special Advisor

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The internationally renowned cannabis lawyer joins global consulting firm

DENVER, CO — The elite cannabis management firm GPS Global today announced the appointment of renowned cannabis and psychedelics lawyer Robert W.E. Laurie as Special Advisor. In this capacity, Laurie will lend his expertise to select client projects while working with GPS Global leadership to identify and evaluate special opportunities to advance the global cannabis market.

“Robert has a battle-hardened reputation, pushing for decriminalization and advancing tough cases and policy initiatives that open up both medical access and market opportunities,” says Chris Day, CEO of GPS Global. “I’m very excited to add his deep background in heavily regulated and emerging markets to the GPS Global family.”

Laurie is President of AD LUCEM Law Corporation, founded in 2013. His legal practice focuses on commercial business, government, regulatory issues, plus charter and constitutional legalities surrounding cannabis and psychedelic plant medicines. An international lawyer qualified in England and called to the British Columbia Bar, Laurie works to reform drug laws and advise clients.

“Working to reform drug laws and provide access to critical medicines by developing ethical businesses is personally meaningful to me. I can be a voice for those who don’t have one in this evolving legal arena,” said Laurie. “Joining this team of experts is a clear alignment because we all share a goal of building and expanding the emerging legal cannabis and entheogenic business space.”

As a consultant, Laurie devises regulatory, government policy, and business solutions for companies operating globally in the regulated food, cannabis, and psychedelic industries. He currently serves as a board advisor to MAPS Canada, the Canadian Psychedelic Association, the Last Prisoner Project, and SPORE Denver. In addition, he is an advisor to the Heroic Hearts Project UK, a founder of the McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy, and a director of the Ecuador Amazon Restoration Project.

Laurie has been working and advocating tirelessly as a lawyer to improve medical patient access to cannabis, psychedelics, and sacred plant medicines and facilitate drug laws to better society. Robert advised Dr. Bruce Tobin and the TheraPsil Alliance litigation team to achieve the first Section 56 medical exemption for psilocybin in Canada. He was one of the Decriminalize Nature Canada Petition drafters, part of a national campaign to decriminalize restricted plant medicines and fungi in Canada. Robert is an acclaimed international speaker, presenting at conferences and events on the laws surrounding cannabis and industrial hemp, psychedelic access, and plant medicines in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Laurie will attend the B.C. Cannabis Summit, the GrowUp Conference & Expo, and CISW World Summit in 2022, where he will engage in discussions about building and expanding strategic international businesses.

About Gateway Proven Strategies (GPS Global)
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