Kathy Hoffman ‘20

Kathy Hoffman ‘20 (GSLC, PhD) was appointed to the advisory board of the Tombolo Institute for Design Thinking at Bellevue College. In this role she joins other professionals from the private and public sectors in shaping the design thinking program at the college. She also authored three chapters concerning cannabis law in the Cannabis Law Deskbook (AGA and Thomson Reuters, 2021), a joint collaboration with The Attorney General Alliance and Thomson Reuters. As chief legal officers, the State Attorneys General offer a unique insight into cannabis law and policy. Cannabis law has rapidly emerged as an international issue. Beginning in 2020, the Attorney General Alliance saw the need to develop a resource that not only offered guidance to practitioners, but would also be adaptable to new developments — statutory or decisional. Thus, the Cannabis Law Deskbook was born. This book offers a broad and in-depth accounting of the complexities found in the ever-evolving field of cannabis law. The Cannabis Law Deskbook will help readers navigate the myriad of federal, state, and local laws governing the burgeoning cannabis and hemp markets. The contributing authors of this book are subject matter experts: public sector attorneys and regulators from over a dozen state and local jurisdictions across the U.S. The book is scheduled for release in mid-October, 2021. Kathy’s contributions pertain to cannabis packaging and labeling, regulatory structures and process, and cannabis business licensing structures.