Jack Nichols has served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Harborside and its predecessor FLRish for six years. Jack plays a critical role at the executive level, managing all legal matters for StateHouse while spearheading new policy, compliance, government relations, safety, security, and personnel issues to mitigate risk. He oversaw the reverse takeover with FLRish, which resulted in the Canadian Securities Exchange listing for Harborside. He continues to manage the merger and business integrations through legal and compliance due diligence of organizational functions, assets, finances, leases, and programs. In 2021, he oversaw the acquisition of Sublime, an award-winning cannabis manufacturing company, for a total consideration of $43.8 million, and the purchase of 100% of the issued and outstanding equity interest of Accucanna, the license holder of Harborside’s Desert Hot Springs retail dispensary location, together with the property relating to the Desert Hot Springs, for a total consideration of approximately $4.9 million.
As part of his commitment to the advancement of regulatory policy in the cannabis industry, he sits on the Federal Policy Advisory Group for the CCIA (California Cannabis Industry Association). Leveraging his prior experience as a state and federal prosecutor, Mr. Nichols has effectively advocated for policy change at the state and local levels on key industry issues resulting in reduced tax rates, increased testing batch sizes, drive-through licensure, and the fair treatment of cannabis operators in the regulatory environment