Cannabis-Business Law - business organizations and contract law, including a concentration on representing and advising licensed medical cannabis producers and manufacturers and producer and manufacturer applicants under New Mexico’s Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act. She has successfully represented applicants for medical cannabis production licenses since the first year they were issued in 2009, and manufacturer licenses, and has successfully petitioned for the recognition of additional qualifying conditions before the New Mexico Medical Advisory Board. Ms. Monaghan is a member of the New Mexico State Bar, the American Bar Association, Albuquerque Bar Association, and the International Cannabis Bar Association. She also is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Cannabis Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar and was a member of the New Mexico State Cannabis Accessibility and Affordability Task force (2018-2019). Ms. Monaghan is an active member of NORML’s National Legal Committee and the Drug Policy Alliance. She has an MBA and is a 1996 graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law.