Amber Norwood

Licensing Specialist

Amber Norwood is a Licensing Specialist at Manzuri Law, working with some of the leading cannabis brand cultivators, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in the industry.

After graduating from law school and spending time working for the United States Attorney’s Office in Miami, Florida, upon her return to California Amber has been actively involved in the commercial cannabis industry. Amber has over four years’ experience navigating medical and recreational marijuana regulations in California, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Louisiana, and Maryland. Her licensing application expertise is unmatched in the industry – having won over 67 licenses for clients. Her implementational oversight and legal training allow her to leverage her legal background in this highly regulated industry to analyze statutes, regulations, and ordinances for cannabis markets across the country to create compliant and competitive applications and operations.

Amber works with some of the leading cannabis brand cultivators, manufacturers, distributors, and retail dispensaries in the industry. Most recently she was brought onboard as the Chief Compliance Officer for a vertically-integrated company in California and Massachusetts.

Amber is a member of Minorities in Cannabis Business Association, Women Grow, NORML, NDICA, Los Angeles Young Professionals Urban League and the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce.

Amber resides in Pasadena with her six-year-old daughter, Ayris. In her free time Amber volunteers with Girls Inc., the Impact Project, and Union Station Homeless Services. She is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana (B.A. Political Science), and Southern University Law Center (J.D.).

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  • J.D., Southern University Law Cented
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Xavier University of Louisiana