With a background in environmental, compliance & nonprofit work I assist clients at all stages of development; focused in Ca and AZ.
Pamela is the Founder of Green Wise, LLC. In 2014, Pamela stated working in the cannabis industry. She has become known as a fearless advocate for local businesses with current clients ranging from startups and entrepreneurs to companies in all stages of development. Pamela ensures that her client's have the proper planning and business structure that will result in efficiency and profitability as well as an overall benefit for the cannabis industry. Pamela is a featured speaker at several cannabis conferences speaking on land use, zoning, regulatory compliance and environmental issues.
Prior to her work in the cannabis industry, Pamela founded and became the Managing Attorney & Legal Program Director for the Sierra Club San Diego’s Environmental Law & Policy Clinic. In this role, she worked extensively with elected and appointed governmental officials and regulatory agencies. She spearheaded a coalition of environmental groups to challenge the first Regional Transportation Plan with a Sustainable Community Strategy pursuant to SB 375. Before leaving private practice, Pamela worked as an Associate Attorney with the prominent South San Francisco based law firm of Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo, PC, specializing in environmental compliance issues and large-scale renewable resource development.
Pamela graduated with Honors and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arizona in both Communications and Political Science. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of La Verne College of Law. After law school, Pamela earned her Master’s of Law from Golden Gate University School of Law in International Environmental Law & Policy. During her LL.M program, Pamela drafted and published an article in the International and Environmental Law Journal. Subsequent to law school, Pamela served as General Counsel for Mountain View Aesthetics & Dermatology and was the consulting Attorney for the American College of Osteopathic Dermatology focusing on healthcare administrative law and general business matters.
In sum, Pamela’s diverse back round inclusive of non-profit and environmental work place her in a unique position to understand and advise clients on the emerging intersession of environmental and cannabis compliance. Her career has and will continue to focus on helping clients build successful, sustainable and responsible businesses in the cannabis industry, and assisting those businesses in the process of negotiating the rapidly changing landscape of cannabis law and regulations at the local, state and federal level.