Shoshanna is a licensed attorney with a focus on assisting individuals and companies in problem-solving within the intersection of compliance, internal governance, external affairs, and the alignment of corporate activities with social good.
Her work in the cannabis space began on the advocacy and civil liberties side, lobbying for groups such as the ACLU and providing research and analysis for the state on issues such as arrests in schools and prisoner re-entry. She has served on a Juvenile Review Board employing a Balanced and Restorative Approach to Justice, and on legislative bodies such as sentencing task forces and oversight committees charged with implementing criminal justice reform measures.
A graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, Shoshanna holds a Master of Arts in Holistic Thinking and holds a Juris Doctor from Elon University School of Law. An integrative thinker with a passion for mindfulness and justice, she has been a featured blogger on CuttingEdgeLaw.com and Ms. JD. She has twice been a guest lecturer for the New Paradigms in Law class offered at the Touro Law Center in Central Islip, New York, has lectured for Pepperdine University’s Department of Public Policy and annually guest lectures a Marijuana Law course offered at Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, New Jersey. She was a contributing author to Lawyers as Changemakers: The Global Integrative Law Movement, published by the American Bar Association in 2016. She has presented in person and through interviews on a number of law and policy topics within the cannabis space, from tradeshows to educational programming for Health Districts. She has penned a monthly column in the consumer-facing cannabis magazine Elevate NV since 2018 and regularly contributes to Intentional Media’s platform on the subject of “conscious” cannabis from a law, policy and business perspective.
Shoshanna is an active member of the New Mexico Bar, the National Lawyers Guild, the International Cannabis Bar Association, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and the American Sustainable Business Council. She sits on the Legislative Drafting Committee for the Minority Cannabis Business Association and can be reached at [email protected]