“Wonder Women Of Weed” is a bi-monthly show and column featuring accomplished female leaders in the cannabis industry, brought to you by a collaborative effort that includes Benzinga, Industry Power Women and Direct Cannabis Network.
This week, we present CannaRegs co-founder and CEO Amanda Ostrowitz. Prior to starting cannabis-focused legal research platform CannaRegs, Amanda worked as a regulator at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Amanda Ostrowitz likes to joke about how she arrived at the cannabis industry almost by accident.
“I didn’t exactly trip and fall into the industry because I had always been a proponent of legalization and I loved the plant. But I wasn’t nearly as educated on it as I now am,” she said on the latest edition of “Wonder Women of Weed.”
Prior to starting CannaRegs, Amanda was working on bank regulatory law, with her last job before transitioning to the marijuana space being at the Federal Reserve Bank