Shannon Heatley

30+ years of combined legal cannabis and hemp business experience

Shannon Heatley is a Licensing and Compliance Specialist at Manzuri Law.

Shannon Heatley is a Licensing and Compliance Specialist who works with startups and legacy operators across the supply chain to obtain and maintain licensure. 

Shannon has extensive experience preparing applications of all types at the State and local levels, including merit-based applications. Shannon’s thorough understanding of operations and the regulatory landscape paired with her ability to foresee and correct high level issues with ease and efficiency make compliance achievable for the firm’s clients

A Los Angeles native, Shannon’s specialization is heavily focused on the Southern California region’s commercial cannabis industry. Shannon became an expert on cannabis licensing after learning about the City of LA’s Social Equity Program and its mission of curing inequality created by the war on drugs. Shannon is committed to social justice and policy reform matters, especially those directly impacting Angelenos and our communities.

In addition to her primary job functions, Shannon serves as Manzuri Law’s Business Development Manager. In this role, she works to ensure the firm’s reputation as a pillar for cannabis law education is upheld. Shannon also works directly with strategic partners to ensure Manzuri Law clients have access to a network of cannabis industry professionals. 

Prior to joining Manzuri Law, Shannon was a legal assistant at a plaintiff personal injury firm where she gained experience in civil litigation and dispute resolution. 

Shannon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Law and Society from California State University, Northridge. 


  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Emphasis: Law and Society
  • California State University, Northridge