Amy Margolis | Of Counsel | Marijuana lawyer

Amy Margolis

Of Counsel

Amy T. Margolis is a partner with Greenspoon Marder’s Cannabis Law practice group. Her primary practice areas are licensing, compliance and regulatory work in the cannabis industry, as well as continuing to represent clients charged with crimes in either state or federal court. She is also directly involved with the state’s policy discussion around implementation of medical and recreational cannabis and she has been tapped to serve on a number of rulemaking committees.

She frequently testifies at the Oregon legislature and before local governments on both policy and practical issues surrounding cannabis.

Ms. Margolis is the founder and director of the Oregon Cannabis PAC and the Oregon Cannabis Association, which is the largest professional cannabis association in the state of Oregon. She has spoken across the country on issues such as raising capital, managing investors, the struggles with implementation of legal cannabis and federal obstacles to the industry.  She frequently speaks at local events like the Cannabis Creative Conference, the Oregon Business Summit and Oregon Bar Association events regarding all things cannabis.  She has also led two Oregon lobbying trips to Washington D.C.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon

Bar Admission

  • Oregon


  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 2001
  • B.A., University of Washington, 1998

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Oregon Cannabis Political Action Committee, Executive Director
  • Oregon Cannabis Association, Executive Director
  • The Portland Marijuana Task Force, Member
  • The Clackamas County Marijuana Task Force, Member
  • HB 3460 Rules Advisory Committee, Member
  • The Oregon Health Authority Medical Rules Advisory Committee, Member
  • The OLCC Licensing, Enforcement, and Compliance Rules Advisory Committee, Member

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Oregon Cannabis Policy Update,” National Cannabis Industry Association’s Oregon Quarterly Cannabis Caucus, October 17, 2017
  • Speaker, “North Meet South: Integrating Northern California Cultivation into the Southern California Market,” Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo Los Angeles, September 14, 2017
  • Panelist, “Infused Products,” Marijuana Daily Conference & Expo, May 18, 2017
  • Speaker, Cultivation Classic, May 12,2017
  • Speaker, “IP in the Cannabis Industry,” Greenspoon Marder Portland Cannabis Workshop, February 16, 2017


  • Portland Business Journal, “Most Influential Women,” 2018
  • Stoner magazine, “Women of Weed,” 2017
  • Cannabis Business Executive, “Most Important Women in the Cannabis Industry,” 2016-2017
  • Cannabis Business Executive, “Political 100,” 2017
  • Super Lawyers, “Oregon Super Lawyers,” 2011-2017
  • Herb magazine, “10 Most Influential Women in the Cannabis Industry,” 2016
  • Willamette Week, “The Faces of Cannabis,” 2015

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