About Emerald Consulting…

I’m Char Gamble, a small business owner from South Dakota who understands our community and our market.  My family resides in the Black Hills and has for generations.  The mission of Emerald Consulting is to offer insight to individuals and businesses that have questions about the hemp and cannabis industry in our community.  My experience in the cannabis industry took me out of state earlier in life, and my background includes being an owner-operator of a cannabis business, and a patient that believes in the healing power of cannabis.

Working in the private sector in sales, business development, operational oversight, and relationship development has given me firsthand experience creating custom client solutions – both within and outside of the cannabis industry.  My professional studies include a Bachelor in Information Technology (BSIT),  graduate studies in business (MBA), and doctoral work in education (Ph.D.-ABD). The combination of experience, education, and professional relationships I offer help to turn your ideas into reality.

Cannabis is a complex business requiring navigation and professional development services for those entering the market.  Protect your investment by understanding the industry and making an informed decision as to whether hemp or cannabis is right for you. Consult with the professionals of Emerald Consulting regarding employee policies, compliance, and license application or renewals.   

Relationships are essential to obtaining successful outcomes, and we thrive on forging and sustaining relationships for and with our clients.  In South Dakota, if your focus is hemp or medical cannabis, we can help.  Emerald Consulting maintains strategic alliances with a network of professionals who specialize in various areas including:

  • South Dakota Cannabis Real Estate Team
  • Leasing Cannabis Property
  • Investors
  • Banking Solutions
  • Brand Development
  • Exit Strategy
  • License Applications
  • Operations
  • Compliance
  • Staffing
  • HVAC
  • Hardware (lighting, processing equipment, racks, growing containers, specialty products)
  • High-Efficiency Packaging Solutions
  • Computer Kiosk Hardware/Software Solutions
  • South Dakota Security Solutions
  • Software
  • Accounting
  • South Dakota Cannabis Attorney
  • Engineers
  • Cultivation Experts
  • Financial Experts
  • Architects
  • Application Support
  • Post-Application Support


Our team specializes in new business, multi-state operators, branding, financial planning, and operations.