Amanda Ostrowitz

CEO & Founder

Session Title: Illinois' Medical Marijuana Regulations; An Expert Perspective

Professional Summary

Amanda Ostrowitz is a regulatory attorney and entrepreneur specializing in Cannabis regulations and banking law. Prior to conceiving, developing and founding CannaRegs, Amanda worked as a bank examiner in the Denver branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Amanda is an east coast native who moved to Colorado in 2004 to attend Colorado College where she earned a B.A. in Economics. Amanda received her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2013. Amanda serves as Chief Executive Officer and Founder of CannaRegs.

Session Abstract

The legalization of marijuana typically takes a unique form in each state. Legislation, regulations, and implementation vary widely and can sometimes change in each local jurisdiction. The one constant of critical importance to you is compliance. Caution is at the forefront of cannabis policy creation as states venture into unknown territory. There are countless complexities when starting a cannabis related business and keeping up with the many details, regulations and a constantly changing landscape to remain in compliance is a constant challenge. Creating a “culture of compliance” in your business is crucial to protecting and maintaining it. The marijuana industry is highly regulated yet often confusing and changes in local regulations are frequent and require ongoing research. Amanda Ostrowitz, CEO and Founder of CannaRegs will share advice, best practices and techniques to help you avoid missteps while building an organization where your entire team fully understands compliance is a critical ingredient of success and an enormous risk if ignored.

Amanda Ostrowitz, is the founder and CEO of CannaRegs - the leading regulatory data platform for the cannabis industry. A former Federal Reserve Banking regulator, Amanda is a recognized authority on how states and municipalities regulate cannabis and will share insights on current trends in the regulatory environment and cannabis banking law as well as the critical importance of compliance in a hyper-local, highly dynamic industry.