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SERVICESWhat can MSA do for you?

Local Permitting

We have 40 years of experience in managing governmental land use permits with an unmatched track record in the cannabis industry. In the last three years, MSA has obtained approval of more than 35 Cannabis Cultivation projects with a 100% success rate.

Site Design

Our full-service team will work with you to design a facility suited to your unique method of operations. Through our interaction with over 35 cultivator clients, we have developed an ever-broadening knowledge base to help transition your business to its maximum allowable facility while helping to solve the power, infrastructure, and environmental challenges.

Construction Documents

We typically stay with our Clients from start to finish, providing a seamless transition from the Due Diligence Phase to the Planning phase to the Final Engineering design phase in which we prepare the detailed construction drawings you will need for grading and infrastructure permits.

Utility Coordination

To open, a facility must be able to turn on the lights, flush the toilet and run water from the faucets. We will coordinate with the local utility companies to bring the necessary services to your site for connection to your building(s).

Construction Management

After construction drawings are approved and permitted by the local jurisdiction, MSA can work alongside your general contractor to oversee the installation of the site improvements so your building is operational as early as possible. We understand that your revenue stream can’t start until you are up and running.

Environmental Clearances

California is one of the most regulated states in the country. MSA understands the State and Federal environmental processes and how to effectively navigate them. We prepare the documents needed for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) clearances, air and water quality permits and when needed, can assist in obtaining approvals from the US Army Corps of Engineers, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and other regulatory agencies.


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CANNABIS NEWSThe latest information in laws and regulations

CBD regulations could take years, warns outgoing FDA Chief

While the cannabis industry was hoping the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would make some quick tweaks to its policy that would allow edible CBD products to be sold across the country, outgoing commissioner Scott Gottlieb said earlier this week that, consistent with the other bureaucraptastic methods that make up the federal government, it could take years before these regulations are hashed out. The only tried and true way to solve the problem promptly, he said, is for Congress to intervene. Then there would be no question on the matter of CBD’s legality.

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EXPERTISEHow we can strength your team!

We provide the skills you may lack…assessing the potential of your property,  navigating government bureaucracy, finding maximum use out of your property, obtaining a  local land use approval(s), managing the construction of your building, permit documents, and bringing options for the much needed power to your site…just to name a few.

In short, we will get your Cannabis project permitted, built and open in the shortest amount of time from raw undeveloped land to a fully operational cannabis facility.

California Licensing Information


  • This interactive map is a great resource to see where cannabis is in the Coachella Valley.
  • To view information on a specific municipality, click on the respective city


CLIENTSWho Have We Worked With?

  • Coachella Valley Patients Collective
  • Vet Leaf
  • We Care DHS, Inc.
  • GFarmaLabs
  • Scheppers ONE, LLC
  • Stark Ventures
  • NR Trading, Inc.
  • Din Cultivation
  • Kim Cultivation
  • 420 Operating Company
  • Yucca Mesa, LLC
  • Guang Cultivation
  • Canndescent
  • Ocean Springs Tech
  • MMarapharm Ventures Inc.
  • DHS Hive Development, LLC
  • Capital Stone Holdings, LLC
  • AA Investments, LLC
  • Desert Grow, LLC
  • Hot Desert Springs, LLC
  • Winslow Capital Group, LLC
  • Seed to Soul Farms