About Us

Our story

Cannasigliere was founded April 2021 as a post-prohibition advisory firm located in Upstate, New York. Since inception, Cannasigliere has faithfully adhered to its motto Acta Non Verba (Deeds not Words). This commitment is reflected in its active support for New York’s emerging cannabis industry, offering both expert guidance and technical support via the creation and maintenance of free community tools such as our highly popular and widely used Adult Use Municipal Tracking Map.

In addition to providing strategic consultation services to individuals, groups, municipalities, and institutions of higher learning; Cannasigliere works with thought-leaders across the state to educate New Yorkers on the cannabis industry, destigmatize participation, and ensure that those who have suffered most under prohibition are granted the right to participate in this multibillion-dollar industry.

What’s in name?

The name "Cannasigliere" is a blend of "cannabis" and the term "consigliere." The latter is an Italian word, commonly used in both Italy and Sicily, that translates to "advisor" or "counselor." It holds a rich historical significance, dating back to medieval times when a consigliere ducale was the top adviser to the duke of a principality. This role took on a more infamous association in the 20th century with the Sicilian, American, and Calabrian mafias, as popularized in the movie "The Godfather," where a consigliere was a trusted advisor to the Don.

For us, the name Cannasigliere is not only a fun play on words but signifies the firm's unrelenting commitment to serve as a reliable guide and trusted advisor to our cannabis sector clients.

Founder, Mike Doyle

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Mike Doyle entered the cannabis industry in 2017, quickly ascending to prominent positions such as Director of Licensing and Regulation and Executive Vice President of New Markets for several vertically integrated cannabis companies. He has since advised clients throughout North America on license pursuit and operational strategy. Recently, Mr. Doyle has developed and taught cannabis courses at institutions of higher education and has published articles on New York's cannabis industry.

Prior to his foray into the cannabis sector, Mr. Doyle offered consultancy services for clients in over a dozen countries, managing a variety of complex projects. His work included developing contract-winning pursuit strategies for businesses and nonprofit organizations responding to RFPs, RFTs, RFQs, RFIs, FFPs, and SBIR/STTRs issued by organizations such as the Department of Defense (DoD), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Department of Energy (DoE).

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