Associate Attorney at Law
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2009
Based in Sacramento and San Francisco, cannabis business attorney Joanna Hossack is a leading expert in California’s recently passed Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) and the evolving regulatory processes. With a specific focus on entity formation and local policies throughout California, Joanna works with businesses of all sizes and types and is able to provide pertinent insight to any cannabis business owner. Joanna advises the firm’s clients on matters of entity formation, corporate governance, business transactional matters, local permitting and state licensing with a particular focus on the water law and environmental issues facing commercial cannabis operators.
Drawn to the legal field because of a calling to give a voice to marginalized communities, Joanna has found a perfect fit working with cannabis entrepreneurs. At the crossroads of an emerging regulated marketplace and an established community of cannabis businesses, Joanna is a diligent and tireless advocate.
Joanna earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Society from the University of California in Santa Barbara. She is active in local and statewide industry groups as well as the National Cannabis Bar Association.