Ms. Jessica McElfresh has focused on cannabis law and policy since 2010, and has worked with a variety of medical marijuana entities in California, including guiding several licensed dispensaries through local permitting in the City of San Diego, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, the County of San Diego, and other jurisdictions. Jessica also works as a criminal defense attorney, focusing on narcotics cases.
Outside of her law practice, she has worked with groups including Americans for Safe Access, the NORML Women's Alliance, and most recently, as an advisory board member for A New PATH.
Jessica grew up in San Diego and graduated summa cum laude from Scripps College before attending the University of San Diego School of Law on a Dean's Honor Scholarship. She has spoken at conferences for organizations and law schools including the National Cannabis Industry Association, University of San Diego School of Law, and Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
Recently Jessica was selected as a 2017 Rising Star in Business & Corporate Law by Super Lawyers.