Highly skilled. Highly experienced.

High Level Strategies was founded on the principle that relationships matter. Over the past decade, our team has diligently built a vast network of professionals, politicians, and cannabis enthusiasts who trust and respect our expertise. When you choose to work with us, these valuable relationships extend to benefit your business, providing unparalleled opportunities and support.

Mission Critical:

Make work easy (and fun).

At High Level Strategies, our mission is to guide our clients through the ever-changing maze of bureaucracy in policy making, the licensing application process, and business development within the highly regulated cannabis industry. We understand that navigating these complexities can be daunting, which is why our dedicated team strives to find tailored solutions that align with your unique business needs. While some may find this work mundane, we infuse it with intrigue and excitement, offering valuable observations and insights that not only aid your progress but also help you gain a deeper understanding of the process.

Our Values.

At High Level Strategies, we take pride in our diverse skill set, ranging from grassroots activism to leading grass top engagement. We leverage these invaluable skills to develop value-based services and strategies tailored to our clients’ needs.


Don’t just think of us as your contractor, think of us as your partner in government engagement. We have worked with dozens of Minnesota brands, and maintain deep relationships in the cannabis industry.


At High Level Strategies, we have a deep understanding of the roots of cannabis prohibition, and actively work to promote and encourage reparations via Minnesota’s cannabis industry.


The cannabis industry can be unsafe – for business owners, employees, consumers, patients, and others. When we work with clients, we have an eye to product and production safety.


We wouldn’t do this work if we didn’t truly love it!  That love stems from the plant itself, but extends into the relationships we’ve made along the way.


Integrity brought us to the table, and honesty has kept us there. We are some of the most trusted professionals in Minnesota’s cannabis industry.


Our track record and work speaks for itself. We form highly effective and efficient strategies to plan and execute policy changes at the local and state levels, while leveraging our relationships to benefit our clients.

Meet the Team.

Maren Schroeder

Principal, High Level Strategies

Project Manager / Lobbyist / Strategic Advisor

Bryant Jones


Licensing Consultant / Plant Scientist

Angela Dawson

Owner, Ask Angela

Grant Writer / Strategic Advisor

Edwin Torres

VP of Public Affairs, New Publica

Public Affairs / Strategic Advisor

Brandan Borgos

Borgos Law, PLLC

Lobbyist / Strategic Advisor

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