Khurshid Khoja is Principal of Greenbridge Corporate Counsel, a business law firm founded in 2012 to represent legal cannabis businesses on regulatory and transactional matters. He’s participated in legislative and initiative drafting, stakeholder meetings, executive agency outreach and rulemaking proceedings in connection with California’s cannabis laws and regulations, including Proposition 64 and the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), a well as the Minority Cannabis Business Association’s Model Municipal Social Equity Ordinance.
Khurshid currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Cannabis Industry Association and Co-chair of the NCIA Policy Council, and on the Board of the Minority Cannabis Business Association, where he serves as the Co-chair of the Policy Committee and co-author of its Model Municipal Social Equity Ordinance. He has previously served on State Treasurer John Chiang’s Cannabis Banking Working Group as a representative of the industry, as a Founding Board member and General Counsel of the California Cannabis Industry Association, as a co-founder and General Counsel to the Emerald Growers Association (now the California Growers Association), and the Arcview Investor Network.
Among other honors, Khurshid was profiled in The National Law Journal’s first ever Cannabis Law Trailblazers’ list, was featured in The Hemp Connoisseur magazine’s “100 People You Should Know” issue, and was elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. His work in California has been profiled in multiple editions of the Arcview Market Research report, and his earliest days in California’s pre-regulated industry as the General Counsel of MendoGrown (later the Emerald Growers Association) are chronicled in Doug Fine’s book Too High To Fail.