Tonkon Torp attorney Danica Hibpshman has been elected to the board of the Oregon Cannabis Association. Hibpshman, who was recently named Co-Chair of Tonkon Torp’s Cannabis Industry Group, is an active proponent for a streamlined policy environment that supports growth for Oregon’s cannabis industry.
“The OCA has been doing amazing work to build a coalition between the industry and its regulators, and I’m so impressed with the role they played in the recent passage of SB 408,” said Hibpshman. “I’m thrilled to join the board at this exciting time to help OCA navigate the next round of OLCC rulemaking, and to help develop future legislative agendas that will continue to refine and evolve a regulatory environment that supports the industry.”
Hibpshman works with cannabis entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes and at all life cycle stages to identify strategies and solutions, and to navigate Oregon’s cannabis regulations. Prior to joining Tonkon Torp in April 2020, she spent five years at the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) developing and implementing Oregon’s initial cannabis regulations and overseeing OLCC alcohol and cannabis licensing. In July of 2020, Hibpshman was invited to join the OLCC Regulatory/Legislative Advisory Committee for the cannabis industry. The committee rapidly completed its first charge to formulate policy recommendations that were largely adopted by the OLCC to lighten regulatory burden, shorten licensing timelines, and reduce backlogs.
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