Principal , Greenbridge; NCIA Board Vice-Chair
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Advice from the Experts on How to Work with California Regulators
Khurshid Khoja is Principal of Greenbridge Corporate Counsel, a boutique business law firm he founded in 2012, which represents clientele in California, Washington, Oregon and Hawaii from across numerous sectors in the legal cannabis industry, on regulatory, start‐up, corporate, intellectual property, finance, and other commercial and transactional matters.
Khurshid has participated in legislative drafting, stakeholder meetings, executive agency outreach and rulemaking proceedings in connection with California’s Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), and in the drafting of investor-facing provisions on ownership in both Proposition 64 (the Adult Use of Marijuana Act) and state regulations implementing MAUCRSA.
Khurshid currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Cannabis Industry Association, serves as a member of NCIA’s Policy Council, serves on the Board and Policy Committee of the Minority Cannabis Business Association, and is member of the Advisory Council of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. He has previously served on California State Treasurer John Chiang’s Cannabis Banking Working Group, as a Founding Board member and General Counsel of the California Cannabis Industry Association, as a co-founder and General Counsel to the Emerald Growers Association (now the California Growers Association), and the Arcview Investor Network.
Among other honors, Khurshid was recently featured in The Hemp Connoisseur magazine’s “100 People You Should Know” issue, and he’s been named to the annual Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list multiple times. He was elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, has received SSDP’s Unsung Hero Award, and Arcview Investor Network’s Outstanding Member Award. His work in California has been profiled in multiple editions of the Arcview Market Research report, as well as Bruce Barcott’s book Weed the People, and his earliest days in California’s pre-regulated industry as the General Counsel of MendoGrown (later the Emerald Growers Association) are chronicled in Doug Fine’s book Too High To Fail.