Taylor West is senior communications director for COHN Marketing, a full-service integrated marketing, brand, creative, digital, social media and public relations agency, and for COHNNABIS, the agency’s division dedicated to supporting the brand and marketing needs of the cannabis industry. Taylor has spent more than 15 years in communications and leadership positions in the political, policy, nonprofit, and business arenas. Most recently, she served as deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the cannabis industry’s largest trade association. Prior to NCIA, Taylor spent four years in Washington, D.C., where she worked first as a strategist for a variety of policy and regulatory reform efforts, and then as communications director for National Journal, a highly respected national media organization. She is also a veteran of several high-profile political campaigns and has appeared as a commentator on MSNBC, Fox News, CNBC, PBS, and NPR.