We have more than a decade of experience in California public policy, government affairs, and all aspects of the cannabis industry. Because the rules are still being written, building a trustworthy and experienced team is essential to your long term success. We look forward to discussing how we can be of service in securing your place in this dynamic new community.


Elizabeth Ashford Davis

Principal

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Elizabeth Ashford is among California’s most experienced and respected public affairs professionals. She spent seven years at the highest levels of state government, serving as Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Chief of Staff, Governor Jerry Brown’s Chief Deputy Press Secretary and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Chief Deputy for Cabinet and Communications. As a key advisor to high-profile elected officials, she is both a policy and communications expert. She also brings extensive experience in the private sector — serving as a senior advisor to Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 businesses in the U.S. and London — and understands the rulebooks that companies must follow to remain compliant and competitive.  Elizabeth sits on the executive board of the Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force, and was recently appointed to the California Highway Patrol’s Impaired Driving Task Force. She holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a master’s degree from Columbia University. 

Ruben Honig

Principal

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Ruben Honig is a small business owner and Executive Director of the Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force, where he advocates to ensure the City of Los Angeles creates a fair and equitable cannabis licensing system. A founder and principal at Ceres Strategies, Ruben specializes in local licensing and governmental affairs throughout the state of California, and was a driving force behind the creation and passage of Measure M. A Massachusetts native and medical cannabis patient, Ruben previously operated a successful national copywriting business and spent three years in sports and brand management. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Emory University.