GSLC Student Impacts Washington State’s Policy and Legislation

Graduate School of Leadership and Change student Kathy Hoffman’s presentation entitled “Substantially Similar: Exploring the Effect of Opioid Prescribing Legislation in Washington State through a Complexity Lens” has been accepted for presentation at the American Society for Public Administration’s 80th Annual Conference this coming spring. Kathy recently accepted an executive position with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board as their policy, rules, and legislative coordinator for cannabis. In this new role she is responsible for developing cannabis policy and rules that are consistent with, enhance, and clarify current law. Additionally, Kathy serves as the agency’s expert on cannabis laws, policies, and rules providing policy analysis to the Director and Deputy Director.

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