Speaker Bio

Sumer Thomas

Sumer Thomas

Project Manager, Canna Advisors

As a licensed attorney and licensing specialist, Sumer Thomas offers a unique perspective on the legal landscape of the cannabis industry as well as a critical eye towards new laws. Thomas’ main focus is supporting the needs of her clients while delivering superior competitive license application content and consulting services. Thomas manages complex processes across a full spectrum of client needs that range from license applications to operations readiness and exit strategy. Thomas’ interest in the evolution of cannabis markets is bolstered by her law degree from the University of Florida. Her legal background in tax, business and administrative law brings a broad perspective for solving clients’ complex problems. Thomas has an in-depth understanding of mature and developing state cannabis markets—gained from working in over a dozen states—along with a global perspective gained while living abroad. Thomas works for Canna Advisors, one of the premier cannabis consulting firms in the country, which boasts experience in 30 U.S. states (plus D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and Canada). Thomas is a licensed attorney in both Florida and Colorado. She is a member of NORML, the NCIA, the Colorado Bar Association and the Boulder County Bar Association.


Creating a Winning License Application