Shaleen Title is a co-founder of THC Staffing Group, a boutique recruiting firm for the marijuana industry which places an emphasis on diversity. She also provides regulatory expertise for 4Front Advisors, the nation’s premier medical marijuana dispensary consulting firm, and served as an attorney specializing in marijuana regulations for Vicente Sederberg.
Previously, as the Speakers Bureau Director for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Shaleen recruited high-profile judges, law enforcement officers, DEA agents and prosecutors to speak out in favor of legalization. She placed an emphasis on diversity, more than doubling the number of women representatives during her time at LEAP. In 2012, she helped make history by serving as a senior staffer for Amendment 64, Colorado’s historic initiative that made Colorado the first state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana. She led the creation of professional coalitions, including academic endorsements from hundreds of university professors, and recruited teams of volunteers to represent the campaign throughout the state.
Shaleen has won several awards for her advocacy work and her efforts to bring more women and people of color into drug policy reform, including the Hunter S. Thompson Young Attorney Award and the High Times Freedom Fighter Award. She helped create and fund the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Diversity Scholarship, which seeks to widen the perspectives and backgrounds of people joining the drug policy movement. In addition to her time on the board with Students for Sensible Drug Policy, she has served on the board of the National Lawyers Guild and currently serves as board member for Marijuana Majority and the Family Law and Cannabis Alliance.
Shaleen has been quoted in publications including the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Business Journal, NPR, Al Jazeera, and Denver Post. She holds a business degree, law degree, and graduate degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and was previously a part of the multistate tax group at Deloitte Tax. She lives in Boston.