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Dope accounting

for dope businesses




You don't just need an accountant, you need a business coach to guide you through critical junctures, provide insights, and assist in making decisions informed by industry experience and accurate financial data.

Accounting & Bookkeeping

We handle all your financial transactions, ensuring compliance with industry-specific regulations and optimizing your financial structure for growth.


We manage your payroll processing, ensuring accurate and timely payments to your employees while maintaining payroll tax compliance.

Tax Planning

In the highly regulated cannabis sector, sound tax planning is essential to minimize your tax liabilities while staying compliant with local, state, and federal tax laws.

Budgeting & Forecasting

We help you create realistic budgets and forecasts to manage your finances proactively, enabling you to set and achieve your financial goals.

Tax Prep

Navigating tax preparation in the cannabis industry can be a daunting task due to the complex and ever-changing regulations. Dope CPA simplifies the process and ensures compliance while maximizing your tax benefits.

Financial Reporting

We generate accurate & comprehensive financial reports that offer insights into your business's performance. We meet with you once a month to answer questions you may have.  Financial education is key to helping small business owners grow & understand their business.

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Get in Touch

Thank you for visiting our website. At Dope CPA, we're here to assist with all your cannabis accounting and financial needs. If you have any questions or require our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We're just a message away, and we're ready to help you navigate the financial side of the cannabis industry.


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Who We Serve

Who We Serve

Running a cannabis business can be quite the challenge! With the industry's constant growth and ever-changing landscape, staying compliant can feel like a full-time job.


Plus, the federal legality issue makes taxes, bookkeeping, and accounting a complex puzzle, especially when state regulations vary.

Here at Dope CPA, we've got all your accounting needs covered. Our comprehensive services save you from the hassle of searching for multiple accountants who may not be well-versed in the industry's unique compliance issues. Say goodbye to time and money wasted on mismatched expertise. We've got your back!

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The Team

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Summer Thorn, CPA, MBA

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Owner, Dope CPA

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Mike Lowley

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Owner, 4Corners3Rivers


Malissa McLelland

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Staff Accountant, Collective Companies

Summer Thorn

Summer Thorn, CPA, MBA spent the first 11 years of her professional career in the United States Air Force where she served her country honorably both at home and abroad and in deployment to Iraq. 

She then used her G.I. Bill to complete her bachelor’s degree at the Darla Moore school of Business and then went on to earn her Certified Public Accounting license and her Master’s in Business Administration.

She has worked in both external and internal audit at firms ranging from small local firms to Ernst and Young, one of the largest accounting firms in the world. 

Summer first became interested in the cannabis space during her time in college, where she minored in criminal justice and learned of the racial injustice the punitive drug laws had caused. While this information stick with her, she wasn't exactly sure how her degree in accounting could help. 


When not working on cannabis businesses, Summer enjoys spending her time with her two teenage sons, fishing, traveling, and working out.  Summer is the Chair Woman of the Greenville Chamber of Young Professionals and has been involved in the chamber for the past 5 years.  She is committed to helping small businesses thrive and remaining active in her local community.

Mike Lowley

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Mike Lowley Founder and owner of 4 corners 3 Rivers Accounting has 20 years in corporate finance and accounting experience as an Accountant and Finance Analyst in the healthcare and defense industries. As an experienced member of leadership teams and working with decision-makers, Mike is known for solving complicated problems, asking questions and communicating solutions. Mike has developed a strong and consistent focus on supporting internal and external customers. Mike is Navajo and spends his time between his homes in AZ and NM. He enjoys spending time in his shop woodworking, making toys and restoring tools.

Malissa McLelland

Having over 20 years in retail management, analysis and bookkeeping, Malissa has spent the last 4 of those on the dispensary side cannabis industry in both the Colorado and New Mexico markets. She is versed in both Metrc and Biotrack as well as a number of cannabis specific POS systems and marketing platforms. Her retail experience combined with her experience in dispensary operations and systems allow for a deeper perspective on crucial components of this heavily regulated industry such as

compliance, loss prevention, best practices and so much more. Based out of her hometown of Farmington, NM, Malissa spends her off time as an active member of several local non-profit organizations all while enjoying the perks of being a first time grandmother.

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Navigate Your Financial Journey with Dope CPA

Dope CPA is your comprehensive destination for accounting, tax, and financial solutions. Receive proactive insights and expert guidance as you chart your course toward growth and financial success.

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQs to find quick answers to common questions about Dope CPA's cannabis accounting and outsourced CFO services. We're here to provide clarity and support, ensuring your cannabis business thrives. If you have more questions, reach out, and we'll be happy to assist you further.

What services does Dope CPA provide?

Dope CPA specializes in cannabis accounting and outsourced CFO services. We offer a range of financial and advisory solutions tailored to the unique needs of the cannabis industry.

Why is cannabis accounting different from regular accounting?

Cannabis accounting requires in-depth knowledge of the ever-changing regulations and compliance issues specific to the industry. Our expertise ensures your financials stay compliant.


How can Dope CPA help my cannabis business with tax planning?

We help you navigate the complex tax landscape in the cannabis industry, optimizing your tax strategy to minimize liabilities and maximize profits.

What sets Dope CPA apart from other accounting firms?

Our specialized focus on the cannabis industry, combined with our financial expertise, ensures that you get tailored, effective solutions for your cannabis business.

How can I get in touch with Dope CPA for a consultation?

You can reach us through our contact page on the website, and we'll be happy to schedule a consultation to discuss your needs.

What geographic areas does Dope CPA serve?

While we're based in South Carolina, we can provide our cannabis accounting and CFO services to businesses across the United States.

Is Dope CPA experienced with cannabis licensing and regulations?

Cannabis accounting requires in-depth knowledge of the ever-changing regulations and compliancYes, we stay up-to-date with local and state regulations to help you with licensing, compliance, and reporting requirements.e issues specific to the industry. Our expertise ensures your financials stay compliant.

Do you offer CFO services for cannabis startups?

Absolutely! We provide outsourced CFO services to startups and established businesses, helping with financial planning and strategic decision-making.

Are my financial records safe with Dope CPA?

We take data security seriously and have robust measures in place to protect your information. Your financial records are in safe hands.

What should I prepare before meeting with Dope CPA for the first time?

It's helpful to have your financial records and any specific questions or concerns ready. This will ensure a productive initial consultation.

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