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March 22, 2023
Seattle-based Advanced Vapor Devices (AVD), a vertically integrated manufacturer and distributor of cannabis vaporizer technology, appointed Doug Fischer as general counsel. His addition will enhance AVD's capabilities to offer greater client support and proactively lead industry regulatory matters. In this new role, Fischer will work alongside AVD's leadership team to be a resource for the company's clients, collaborate with them in navigating the complexities of the cannabis industry, and keep them updated on important regulatory matters. He will direct all aspects of the company's legal affairs, including the global expansion of AVD's intellectual property portfolio. Additionally, Fischer will be supporting corporate development, including partnerships and M&A activity. Fischer has legal executive experience inside and outside the cannabis industry navigating novel regulatory matters, leading complex corporate transactions, and designing and implementing compliance programs. Prior to joining AVD, Fischer served as the general counsel of Ascend Wellness Holdings, a multi-state operator with cannabis assets in seven states. Previously, he was general counsel of Greenlane Holdings, where he led the first-ever IPO of an ancillary cannabis company on a major exchange and the acquisition of publicly traded KushCo Holdings. He has also served as the chief legal officer of the National Association of Cannabis Businesses and sat on the Policy Council of Marijuana Policy Project and the Policy Committee of the U.S. Cannabis Council.