Santa Barbara-based attorney Amy Steinfeld is part of a new “Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Industry Group,” developed by the high-powered D.C. lobbying firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. She’s just one of many lobbyists beginning to gather around the country’s fastest-growing industry.
- Steinfeld said California is benefitting from lobbying infrastructure afforded to its kindred industry, agriculture. “New farmers coming into this field don’t really realize they’re entering what’s really a compliance industry because it’s so highly regulated,” she said.
- Lobbyists such as the National Cannabis Roundtable say firms developing lobbying teams is yet another sign of industry maturation.