For Immediate Release




Ean Seeb, Founding Partner

303-420-PLAN (7526) 



Former Cannabis Enforcement Chief Joins Firm


Laura Harris Partners with Denver Relief Consulting





DENVER - March 17, 2014 - Demonstrating its commitment to the responsible rollout of a regulated cannabis marketplace, Denver Relief Consulting is thrilled to announce the addition of the former head of the Colorado Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division to its team.


Laura Harris helped to implement the world's first comprehensive cannabis rules and regulations, leading and streamlining a state department that was woefully unprepared for a retail cannabis marketplace. 


Laura Harris

Managing a nearly $6 million budget, Harris reconfigured the licensing and background investigation processes for the department, paving the way for a newly-legalized retail marketplace that has already been lauded across the world.


"It's exciting to be able to bring my expertise on cannabis regulation to Denver Relief Consulting, a firm that has demonstrated a commitment to establishing a responsible model for the entire nation to follow," explained Harris. "As more states follow Colorado's regulatory lead, both in medical and retail cannabis, it is imperative that individual governments have a framework in which to work so that there are no unintended consequences." 


In addition to her work with the Colorado Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division, Harris has held licenses as a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.  She is currently a regulatory consultant with Dill, Dill, Carr, Stonbraker and Hutchings, PC - a premiere law firm practicing in alcohol beverage and marijuana law in Colorado.


Denver Relief Consulting has established itself as a leader in the cannabis industry, developing a successful model that satisfies the interests of business owners, patients and government regulators. DRC also takes a community focus, partnering with nonprofits to better the community.

The firm consults all across the nation, assisting states that are still in the beginning stages of either examining or implementing cannabis legalization, as well as entrepreneurs looking to get involved.


"Laura is a critical addition to our team when it comes to regulatory compliance consulting, which is perhaps the most significant component of governing a retail cannabis marketplace," said Kayvan Khalatbari, a founding partner with DRC.


The cannabis-consulting firm has also brought on as a partner high-profile cannabis industry leader Jill Lamoureux to head up its best practice and operating standards division. As a former cannabis dispensary operator, earning national recognition, Lamoureux will work with clients to navigate a complex maze of licensing and application processes.


Lamoureux served on both the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Medical Marijuana Enforcement divisions' medical cannabis work groups. Many of Lamoureux's proposed rules have been adopted and are currently in effect. 


"I'm eager to partner with a group that I respect a great deal for everything they've done, and to join an organization to advance the mission of responsible and community-focused cannabis operating models," said Lamoureux.


"It means so much to us to bring these two strong players into Denver Relief Consulting," added Ean Seeb, a founding partner with DRC. "As the cannabis marketplace grows across the nation, DRC is positioned to provide the insight and knowledge needed to help businesses get started, while providing governments with the confidence to allow marketplaces to move forward."


About Denver Relief Consulting What started as Denver Relief, one of Colorado's first and most successful medical cannabis centers located at 1 Broadway, has blossomed into opening a consulting firm for all things cannabis. Denver Relief Consulting draws upon an extensive business model that includes everything from cultivation and build-out to sale and compliance, helping entrepreneurs and current businesses to succeed. The firm also works with governments across the nation in assisting them to implement a responsible and successful regulatory model. For more information, visit, or call 303-420-PLAN.