Joanna Hossack Attorney
- J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2014
- B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2009
Regulatory, Supply Chain, Industrial Hemp & CBD
Joanna is a leading regulatory attorney deftly advising cannabis businesses and aspiring industrial hemp producers across the state, from Humboldt County to the Bay Area, the Central Coast and the greater Los Angeles area. With a focus on regulatory compliance and supply chain transactions, Joanna has distinguished herself as an expert and thought leader in the areas of cannabis land use, water rights, and the fast-moving and rapidly-expanding industrial hemp & CBD landscape.
Joanna advises clients on business-to-business (B2B) transactional matters, regulatory compliance, and municipal permitting and state licensing as it relates to ongoing operations as well as corporate transactions. Always on the vanguard of emerging issues, Joanna is actively engaged in the legalization of industrial hemp and hemp-derived CBD through the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 and California’s legislative and regulatory efforts at implementation.
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 serves on the Board of Directors for the International Cannabis Bar Association where she is Chair of the Student’s Committee, and as a Policy Advisor to the Cannabis Distribution Association and the California Growers Association. She is active in local and statewide industry groups and regularly speaks and presents on timely topics influencing the cannabis markets.