Greenspoon Marder Participates in Two Federal Cannabis Working Groups
Feb 11, 2019
Jessica Wasserman of Greenspoon Marder and Saphira Galoob of The Liaison Group – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greenspooon Marder – are members of the U.S. Senate Cannabis Working Group and the U.S. House of Representatives Cannabis Working Group. In these roles they have the historic opportunity to work with senior Congressional staff on advancing federal cannabis legislation. They recently attended and provided comments at a meeting of the U.S. House of Representatives Cannabis Working Group in Washington D.C. on Friday, February 8, 2019.
Topics covered included:
New bills introduced (Medical Cannabis Research Act ; VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act)
Update on implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill Hemp provisions
Upcoming February 13
th Hearing: House Financial Services, Challenges and Solutions: Access to Banking Services for Cannabis-Related Businesses; Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions
If you would like a more detailed report or additional information, please contact Jessica Wasserman at
Jessica Wasserman is a partner in the International, Government Relations and Cannabis Law practice groups at Greenspoon Marder LLP. She has extensive experience in politics, lobbying, regulatory advocacy including Food and Drug Administration regulated products, and law. Ms. Wasserman has held senior positions in the Executive Branch involving international economic and trade policy, at the Department of Commerce and Department of Agriculture. Ms. Wasserman also works regularly with the U.S. Congress.
Saphira Galoob is the CEO and Principal of The Liaison Group, a premier federal advocacy firm for the cannabis industry in the United States and wholly-owned subsidiary of Greenspoon Marder. An entrepreneur, strategist, business lawyer and legislative professional, Ms. Galoob brings more than two decades of building businesses from conception. She has first-hand experience and success with balancing the intersection between the passion and priorities of start-up enterprises with regulations and business realities. Always a creative and committed advocate for her clients, she is highly effective and intuitive at translating complex and sensitive concepts to targeted audiences. In the Cannabis space, she has expertise in designing and executing strategies to assist Cannabis businesses to effectively navigate, participate and communicate within the Congressional and Federal Agency landscape.
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