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Chief of Policy + Strategic Initiatives

Doug has been working in public policy for more than 30 years. As states began legalizing cannabis, Doug recognized that legalization was outpacing the follow-on legislation and education required to help a wide range of stakeholders navigate the myriad of changes. He joined Hound Labs to help advocate for the common goals shared by employers, employees, unions, legislators, law enforcement, community advocates, and cannabis policy groups – maintaining safety while recognizing the new legal rights afforded to most U.S. adults. Doug’s belief is that all stakeholders will be better served by using the latest breath testing technology.

Doug’s blogs explore the implication of state laws that legalize cannabis use. He also writes about the impacts that various laws may have on other states as well as the impacts these new laws have on various stakeholders.

Cannabis legislation

2022 Legislative Update #1: Cannabis Legalization

While nothing is a sure bet when following the politics of cannabis, there are several states we have our eyes on in 2022. Here’s a breakdown of what cannabis reform legislation could be on the horizon.


Cannabis Legalization: Employment Law Insights

Doug Boxer, Chief of Policy + Strategic Initiatives at Hound Labs, sits down with Rayna Jones and Michael Clarkson, shareholders at employment law firm Ogletree Deakins, to discuss the complex workplace issues created by cannabis legalization.


Cannabis Reform: Many Steps Forward and Few Steps Back

In summary, the year 2021 has been one of the more interesting years in cannabis reform in recent memory.


Federal Cannabis Reform Bill Could Provide Clarity

It is becoming increasingly difficult for employers and employees to navigate the complex maze of state laws legalizing cannabis.

Cannabis legalization update

Cannabis Reform is Now Everywhere – Even in the Conservative South

It’s no secret that cannabis legalization has become more and more commonplace in recent years – not only where you might expect it.


2021 on Pace to be the Most Active for Marijuana Legalization

In just the first quarter of 2021, the legislators in three states approved adult use of cannabis.