Amy Margolis has been a lawyer for more than 17 years and is the founder and director of the Oregon Cannabis PAC and the Oregon Cannabis Association, which is the largest professional cannabis association in the state of Oregon.
Her primary practice areas are licensing, compliance and regulatory work as well as continuing to represent clients charged with crimes in either state or federal court.
She is also directly involved with the state’s policy discussion around implementation of medical and recreational cannabis and she has been tapped to serve on a number of rulemaking committees, including the following:
The Portland Marijuana Task Force;
The Clackamas County Marijuana Task Force;
HB 3460 Rules Advisory Committee;
The Oregon Health Authority Medical Rules Advisory Committee; and
The OLCC Licensing, Enforcement, and Compliance Rules Advisory Committee.
She frequently testifies at the Oregon legislature and before local governments on both policy and practical issues surrounding cannabis.
She has spoken across the country on issues such as raising capital, managing investors, the struggles with implementation of legal cannabis and federal obstacles to the industry. She frequently speaks at local events like the Cannabis Creative Conference, the Oregon Business Summit and Oregon Bar Association events regarding all things cannabis. She has also led two Oregon lobbying trips to Washington D.C.
Professional and Community Activities
American Bar Association, Member
Oregon Cannabis Political Action Committee, Executive Director
Oregon Cannabis Association, Executive Director
Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Courts
United States District Court, District of Oregon
University of Oregon School of Law, Juris Doctor (2001)
University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts (1998)