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Margie DeRose, P.G.


Compliance Specialist
Oakland, California

MS Geology
BS Geology 

Contact Information
(510) 852-2139


Margie has over 16 years of professional experience providing compliance oversight in the federal, county, and private sectors. She has overseen a complex county cannabis program and managed the permitting process for an adult-use store-front retail cannabis dispensary and an adult-use and medical cannabis microbusiness that included distribution, extraction and infusion manufacturing, and indoor cultivation. As an owner-operator of a successful cannabis business, she managed the unique challenges that businesses face in the evolving industry. Margie has extensive leadership experience in managing a wide variety of projects, programs, and staff, and is an expert at interpreting and applying complex laws, regulations, and policies.


  • Professional Geologist, California
  • California State Licensed Security Guard

Professional Certifications and Registrations

  • CCTT Account Manager Metrc System Registered User
  • Sell SMaRT California Cannabis Compliance Training
  • Cannabis Accounting Training
  • U.S. Forest Service Leadership Program
  • Public Information Officer

About Margie

Clients and Industries

  • Agriculture

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