Fox Rothschild LLP

Joshua Ashby

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Practice Areas

Josh advises companies operating in the cannabis, hemp and CBD space nationwide and internationally on corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions and complex regulatory compliance issues. Working closely with regulatory authorities, Josh authored key parts of Washington State’s hemp legislation, which was related to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.

Josh regularly advises startups and emerging companies on business strategy and corporate planning and is experienced in negotiating manufacture and wholesale agreements from Europe to South America.


Prior to joining Fox, Josh was Co-Chair of the Cannabis Law practice of Lane Powell PC.

Professional Memberships

Washington State Bar Association, Cannabis Law Bar Section Executive Chair (2017-Present); Seattle University School of Law NW Marijuana Law Conference Chair (2016-present)


Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 2013; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, B.S., summa cum laude, 2010.