New partnership focuses on cannabis microbusinesses, psychedelics

Today, Strategic Capitol Consulting (SCC), Amendment 2 Consultants (A2C) and Robbins Law Firm (RLF) announced that the companies are entering into a strategic partnership to expand government affairs, campaign management, public relations, and general consulting and legal services in the St. Louis region, and the cannabis microbusiness and psychedelic public policy areas.

The expanded collaboration will seamlessly integrate SCC and A2C’s professional services portfolio in the cannabis market in addition to helping clients seeking guidance navigating governmental agencies, highly regulated industries and emerging markets such as Psilocybin.

“This partnership is an extension of SCC, RLF and A2C’s already existing relationship in providing premier government relations, campaign public relations, communications and legal services. By joining forces, we aren’t just bolstering our services,” said Strategic Capitol Consulting Partner Tom Robbins. “We are bolstering our current and future client’s ability to win and create lasting impact in the region.

“We are excited to launch this joint venture with SCC. The combined skill sets and services offered by our firms complement each other so well that this was a very natural choice. Together with SCC, we look forward to leading the way on government affairs and cannabis business services,” said Amendment 2 Consultants Founder John Payne.

Robbins Law Firm will also be joining this venture, bringing their vast expertise in navigating the legal landscape of highly regulated industries and enhancing the collective strength of this collaboration. “SCC, A2C, and Robbins Law Firm are uniquely positioned to bring the necessary perspectives to such highly regulated industries. Our collective strength ensures that we navigate the complexities of the cannabis and psychedelic sectors with precision, offering our clients distinct advantages in these evolving markets,” said Alec Rosenblum, Partner at Robbins Law Firm and General Counsel at Strategic Capitol Consulting.

Previously, SCC, Robbins Law Firm and A2C collaborated on assisting with microbusiness applications for cannabis licenses and have assembled a host of service providers to meet the particular needs for the the new licenses in this new market.

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About Strategic Capitol Consulting

SCC is a fully-integrated, bipartisan public affairs firm specializing in state and local government relations, public relations and business development advisory services. Founded by former Speaker of the House Steven Tilley, he and his partner, Tom Robbins, have cultivated one of the top lobbying firms in Missouri. SCC’s key policy issues include political subdivisions, law enforcement, public-private partnerships, health care, technology, energy, insurance, education, gaming, medical cannabis, tax credits and not-for-profits. The firm has thrived by providing a diverse team of professionals with the experience, skills, and relationships necessary to help each client achieve their goals more quickly and fully. SCC specializes in representing political subdivisions, local governments, municipalities, utilities, animal welfare, health care, education, gaming, insurance and highly regulated industries. With offices in St. Louis, Jefferson City, and Perryville, SCC has developed a reputation as a steadfast defender, tireless advocate, and committed partner for the clients and projects we serve.

About Amendment 2 Consultants

A2C was founded by Managing Partner John Payne in 2019, following his success as campaign manager of New Approach Missouri, which legalized medical marijuana via Amendment 2 in 2018. The firm initially focused on the Missouri medical marijuana licensure process, and the team helped win nearly 20 licenses for clients. As the Missouri medical marijuana marketplace came to fruition, A2C provided a wide range of services to licensees and vendors in the space, including regulatory compliance, marketing and branding, social media management, public relations, government affairs, and business strategy consulting. A2C has also continued to work in the campaign space, leading the successful passage of Amendment 3 to legalize the adult use of marijuana in Missouri and consulting on a number of successful candidate campaigns in the City of Saint Louis. A2C tirelessly provides its clients with responsive and insightful consulting to meet their unique challenges.

About Robbins Law Firm 

Robbins Law Firm, with offices in St. Louis and Jefferson City, specializes in navigating the complexities of highly regulated industries. With a core focus on cannabis law and government relations, they also have extensive experience in criminal defense, DWI, and expungements. Robbins Law Firm provides comprehensive services: from business formation and transactions to in-depth regulatory guidance and compliance.

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