Andrew Livingston is a partner at VS Strategies based in Denver. He also serves as director of economics and research at Vicente Sederberg LLP.
Andrew has spent his entire career researching and analyzing cannabis markets and policy, and he has assisted a wide variety of public and private sector clients with developing, implementing and evaluating cannabis laws and regulations. Andrew has authored and contributed to several policy white papers and economic impact reports on behalf of cannabis industry groups, advocacy organizations, and campaigns.
In his role at VS, Andrew has helped several marijuana and hemp businesses develop and expand their enterprises across markets nationally and internationally. Companies and investors look to him to navigate regulatory intricacies that influence market dynamics and to create sophisticated revenue models and pro forma to guide strategic decision-making.
Andrew first worked alongside the VS team during the historic Amendment 64 campaign, which legalized and regulated cannabis for adult use in Colorado. He has remained intricately involved in Colorado cannabis policy, and he currently serves as chair of the policy committee for the Denver Cannabis Sustainability Working Group, which coordinates government and business efforts to increase environmental stewardship within the cannabis industry.
Andrew is a co-host of the Weed Wonks podcast, and he is a regular guest on Marijuana Today, the cannabis industry’s top business and politics podcast. He frequently appears in local and national media, as well as at business and legal seminars around the U.S. and abroad, discussing the intersection of market dynamics and cannabis policy.