Cannabis Compliance Expert
Kara Lavaux has an Environmental Health degree from Colorado State University and worked in Colorado health departments for 14 years before making the transition to private industry as a compliance consultant. Her experience is in food safety, public health, and cannabis. As one of the first marijuana regulators in the country when she worked for Denver, she has built a considerable knowledge base in cannabis food safety and consumer safety. In her current role as a consultant for Allay Consulting, she assists and supports cannabis businesses with their compliance needs, such as helping them adopt and implement GMPs into their operation. She also works as an adjunct instructor at the Community College of Denver in their new Cannabis Business degree program. She holds credentials as a Certified Professional in Food Safety from the National Environmental Health Association and as a Certified Quality Auditor from the American Society of Quality.