Andrew Livingston

Director of Economics & Research

Denver

andrew@vicentesederberg.com

303-860-4501

455 Sherman St.
Suite 390
Denver, CO 80203

B.A., Colgate University

Overview

Andrew Livingston serves a unique role as an economist, business analyst, and general cannabis policy wonk in Vicente Sederberg’s Denver office. As Director of Economics and Research, Andrew helps clients develop and expand their enterprise across cannabis markets nationally and internationally. Marijuana and hemp-focused businesses depend on Andrew’s services to navigate regulatory intricacies influencing market dynamics and to create sophisticated revenue models and pro forma for investors and strategic decision making.

Andrew has spent his entire career studying cannabis markets and first worked alongside the Vicente Sederberg team in 2012 during Colorado's historical Amendment 64 campaign, which fist legalized marijuana for adults. In addition to appearing as a regular on Marijuana Today, the cannabis industry’s top business and politics podcast, Andrew is often asked to speak at business and legal seminars around the country and internationally on the intersection of market dynamics and cannabis policy.

Before starting his career in cannabis market and policy analysis, Andrew focused his studies at Colgate University on the economics of illicit drug markets and the harms they create for societies around the world. He sits on the Denver Cannabis Sustainability Working Group as the Policy Committee Chair and helps coordinate government and business efforts to increase environmental stewardship within the cannabis industry.

Events

  • Presenter, Elevate Legal Shield, "Cannabis Policy CLE,” Denver, Colorado, June 21, 2019
  • Speaker, 2019 Cannabis and Psychedelic Symposium , "Cannabis Policy Panel,” Boulder, Colorado, April 17, 2019
  • Presenter, NECANN Boston, "Identifying Local Opportunities and Projecting Revenue for your Cannabis Business,” Boston, Massachusetts, March 22, 2019
  • Moderator, NCIA Seed to Sale , "Lab Testing in Different States,” Boston, Massachusetts, October 26, 2018
  • Speaker, Cannabis Legal Group & Vicente Sederberg, "Estimating the size of Michigan's cannabis market and planning for business growth,” Detroit, Michigan, October 11, 2018
  • Presenter, Colgate Alumni Association of Colorado, "The Future of Cannabis: Social, Political, and Economic Implications,” Denver, Colorado, July 27, 2018
  • Keynote, NCIA National Conference, "NCIA’s Policy Council Presents: Testing Policy Recommendations and Other Developments from the Industry’s “Think Tank",” San Jose, California, July 27, 2018
  • Speaker, Cannabis Legal Group & Vicente Sederberg, "Strategies for a Successful Cannabusiness & Winning Facilities License Applications,” Detroit, Michigan, December 08, 2017
  • Moderator, Cannabis Sustainability Sympsoium , "Cannabis Packaging and Sustainability,” Denver, Colorado, October 17, 2017
  • Speaker, Denver Startup Week, "Cannabis Industry State of The Union,” Denver, Colorado, September 27, 2017
  • Presenter, National Cannabis Industry Association, "The Collaborative Path to Packaging and Labeling Standards,” Oakland, California, June 14, 2017
  • Presenter, National Cannabis Industry Association, "For Here or To Go? Evolving Regulations on Social Consumption of Cannabis,” Oakland, California, June 13, 2017
  • Moderator, Cannabis Sustainability Symposium, "Cannabis Solid Waste and Packaging,” Denver, Colorado, October 26, 2016
  • Moderator, NCIA Cannabis Business Summit , "The Potential of Seed to Sale Data: Practical Examples to Better your Business and Advance the Industry,” Oakland, California, June 21, 2016
  • Speaker, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, "From Colorado to the United Nations: Trends in Cannabis Policy Reform,” Boulder, Colorado, April 20, 2016
  • Presenter, Colorado Bar Association, "Environmental Law & Cannabis Policy,” Denver, Colorado, April 19, 2016
  • Speaker, International Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference, "Campaigns and Ballot Initiative Basics: How to Get Involved and Hone YOUR Skills,” Washington, D.C., April 16, 2016
  • Speaker, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, "Cannabis Law 101: What Every Colorado Lawyer Should Know,” Denver, Colorado, March 25, 2016
  • Speaker, Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, "Cannabis Cultures,” Denver, Colorado, November 18, 2015
  • Speaker, Lift Cannabis Forum, "Cannabis in Canada,” Vancouver, November 12, 2015
  • Speaker, Liberty on the Rocks Flatirons, "National Cannabis Market Analysis,” Lafayette, Colorado, October 26, 2015
  • Moderator, National Cannabis Industry Association Business Summit, "Cannabis Policy in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island ,” New York City, September 21, 2015
  • Moderator, National Cannabis Industry Association Business Summit, "Cannabis Policy in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont,” New York City, September 21, 2015
  • Speaker, Psychedelics Symposium, "Conceptual Models of Regulations for Different Psychedelic Substances,” Boulder, Colorado, September 14, 2015
  • Speaker, National Cannabis Industry Association Business Summit, "Cannabis Market Analysis & Predictions for the Future ,” Denver, Colorado, June 30, 2015
  • Speaker, Liberty on the Rocks, "The Economics of Prohibition from Black Market to Legalization,” Denver, Colorado, May 06, 2015
  • Speaker, SSDP Cannabis Symposium, "Cannabis Policy Analysis & Jobs in the Industry,” Boulder, Colorado, April 15, 2015
  • Speaker, Students for Liberty Colorado Regional Conference, "Liberty within the Cannabis Industry,” Denver, November 08, 2014
  • Speaker, Students for Sensible Drug Policy International Conference, "Building a Legally Sustainable Cannabis Market,” Washington, D.C., September 27, 2014
  • Speaker, Students for Sensible Drug Policy International Conference, "Alumni in the Cannabis Industry II: Building an industry career out of your reform work,” Washington, D.C., September 27, 2014
  • Speaker, Students for Sensible Drug Policy Midwest Conference, "Opportunities in Drug Policy,” Illinois, April 12, 2012

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