Courtney Barnes

Denver, CO, USA
Counsel, Feldman Legal Advisors PLLC
Speaker Year | Toronto 2022

Courtney Barnes is a devoted social justice attorney and leading trailblazer in drug policy reform. In addition to her work as founding partner of Barnes Caplan LLP, a boutique business and policy law firm based in Denver, Colorado, Ms. Barnes serves as Policy Advisor for Decriminalize Nature, General Counsel for the Society for Psychedelic Outreach, Reform, and Education (SPORE), and Advisory Board Member of Heroic Hearts Project, Inc. She was a lead drafter of the nation’s first voter-initiated psilocybin policy reform ordinance, Denver’s Psilocybin Decriminalization Initiative (I-301) in 2018, and has unparalleled experience drafting and helping to implement state and local policy reform measures relating to the decriminalization of psychedelics and the establishment of cannabis regulatory regimes.

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