ABOUT THE ATTORNEY
Attorney Sharp is a licensed attorney with a specialization in International Law and a legal certificate in Cannabis Law and a degree in Business Administration. She has spent almost 20 years advocating for the legal, social and economic rights of the underrepresented. She has spent her entire legal career serving underrepresented populations and advocating for the legal rights of women, children, those negatively impacted by the war on drugs, immigrants and noncitizens. She believes that economic empowerment is key to community empowerment and believes that law and policy are means by which this empowerment can be obtained. She has worked extensively in matters involving U.S. federal, constitutional, immigration and cannabis equity law. She is the Founder of Willow Tree Roots, an international nonprofit with a mission of helping underrepresented women feel empowered to and through entrepreneurship. She is also the founder of WOC Canna whose mission is to promote economic equity in cannabis industry for women of color by providing business resources, advice and opportunities.
Attorney Sharp has written and lectured extensively on legal topics relating to cannabis equity, women's rights, U.S. immigration law, victims’ rights and international human rights advocacy. In addition to being a legal advocate, she has traveled the world extensively to developing countries volunteering in orphanages and working with women to improve their socioeconomic status and founded an international nonprofit to empower underrepresented and vulnerable women to and through entrepreneurship.
Attorney Sharp earned her J.D. in International Law in 2001 from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and her B.S. in 1997 from California State University of Sacramento. She is admitted to the California State Bar, U.S. District Court Eastern District and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and possesses a legal certificate in Cannabis Law.