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Jody McGinness, Hemp Industries Association

Jody McGinness, Hemp Industries Association – Indoor Ag-Con Advisory Board

Jody McGinness comes to the Hemp Industries Association with more than 20 years of experience in leading associations and membership organizations in the nonprofit sector.

Most recently, he served as the head of fundraising for the Marijuana Policy Project.  He served while that organization campaigned successfully to pass adult-use legalization legislation in Illinois and Vermont.  During his tenure, the organization also  engineered the passage of medical cannabis legalization in Utah.

Jody’s  passion for hemp is informed by personal experience.  That’s because he witnessed family members directly harmed by prohibition. In addition, he takes inspiration from the potential of the U.S. hemp industries to provide opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation to the benefit of all Americans.

He makes his home just outside the nation’s capital, where he resides with his wife and three young children. In what free time he’s able to find, Jody enjoys hiking in the beauty of nature.  He also enjoys reading great books, and writing short fiction.