Sponsored by Hopkins Alumni in Law
The decriminalization and legalization of cannabis has been a high-speed train over the past eight years. Ms. Amy McDougal (Peabody '94) will be sharing her perspective as an attorney in the cannabis industry on the impact of legalization thus far, how legalization of cannabis impacts corporate operations and compliance, how the friction in federal and state law is unprecedented and both what we can learn from the dichotomy and how it may be resolved to increase patient access to medical marijuana. She will cover the legal landscape of medical marijuana currently, the projected changes in the months and years to come, the impact of the legalization of hemp, and how we can expect to see the marketplace morph due to the introduction of cannabis-based products.
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Amy McDougal, Esq. (Peabody '94)
Ms. McDougal is an attorney licensed in Virginia, DC, Georgia and Tennessee. She is certified by the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics as a Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP). In 2013, she founded CLEAResources LLC, a corporate resource for mitigation of legal and compliance risks. Ms. McDougal is also a Director of the International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors and the International Cannabis Bar Association. In addition to her position as director of the bar association, she chairs its active Ethics Committee.
Previously, Ms. McDougal served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and Air Force Judge Advocate General in the United States Air Force, where she served during both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, attaining the rank of Major. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University Peabody Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor’s Degree in Flute Performance and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Vanderbilt Law School.