Director of Policy
The Liason Group
David serves as the Director of Policy for the Liaison Group representing clients including the National Cannabis Roundtable, the California Cannabis Industry Association, and the Oregon Cannabis Association. Using a pragmatic and evidence based approach, David has influenced cannabis policy on the international, federal, and state level. He has worked to advance cannabis reform on the Federal level with a particular focus on getting cannabis businesses access to financial services. David has authored a book chapter in Cannabis Capital: How to Get Your Business Funded in the Cannabis Economy about federal regulation and banking policy and regularly is quoted in Politico, Marijuana Business Daily, Marijuana Moment and other publications.
Prior to joining The Liaison Group, David served as the Director of Government Affairs & Counsel for Americans for Safe Access, the nation’s largest nonprofit representing medical cannabis patients. In this role he authored several publications including 2019 State of the States Report: An Analysis of Medical Cannabis Access in the United States and acted as a policy resource for lawmakers around the country. David has also worked as a Legislative Fellow for a senior Democratic member of Congress on the House Ways & Means Committee, and as an attorney in private practice