4Front Advisers

Kris Krane, SSDP Board of Trustees

Kris Krane serves as a Principal and Managing Partner at 4Front Advisors, the nation’s premier medical marijuana dispensary consulting firm that is dedicated to ensuring the highest standards of operations in the industry, and president of 4Front Ventures, a holding company dedicated to professionalizing the cannabis industry. Prior to forming 4Front, Kris served as Director of Client Services for CannBe, where he helped develop many of the best practices that have become the backbone of 4Front Advisors’ services.

Kris has dedicated his career to reforming the nation’s failed and misguided drug policies, having served as associate director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws from 2000-2005 and executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy from 2006-2009. During this time the organization experienced rapid chapter growth, and led a successful campaign to convince members of Congress to scale back the HEA Aid Elimination Penalty, the law that automatically denies federal financial aid to students with drug convictions.

Kris currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the Board of Directors of the National Cannabis Industry Association, Marijuana Majority, and Common Sense for Drug Policy. He also served as Associate Editor of the 2011, 2013, and 2015 editions of the ArcView Market Research Report, the most comprehensive report on the size and scope of the legal marijuana.


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Blog posts by Kris


Drug Policy Reform Conference Withdrawal

Drug Policy Reform Conference Withdrawal

Posted on: November 16, 2009

After five days of being surrounded with over 1,000 like-minded drug policy reformers at the 2009 Drug Policy Alliance conference, it’s easy to forget that the entire world isn’t filled with people who accept the beauties of logic and reasoning when … more


Straight From the Whitehouse: Marijuana is Dangerous

Straight From the Whitehouse: Marijuana is Dangerous

Posted on: July 29, 2009

First, Seattle Hempfest congratulates him for his new title and commends him for being one of “Seattle’s finest”. Then, he calls for an end to the “war on drugs”. And for a couple of months, he manages to remain completely silent about drugs, using … more


Higher Education Act Supports Drug Abuse

Higher Education Act Supports Drug Abuse

Posted on: August 13, 2008

After a full 10 years of contacting representatives, gathering signatures, writing articles, and spreading the outrage, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, along with hundreds of supporting organizations was sure their determined efforts would finally pay off and that Congressional leadership would follow through … more


Maryland Mayor House Raided

Berwyn Heights Mayor, 32 lbs of Marijuana, 2 Labs Shot, Nobody Arrested

Posted on: August 7, 2008

The mayor of the Berwyn Heights community in Maryland, Cheye Calvo, found himself last Tuesday evening on the floor of his house with his hands behind his back, wearing nothing but boxers and socks, with his two beloved dogs’ bloody … more