About Us

Prohibition Partners was founded in 2017 with a mission to open up the international cannabis industry through reliable data and intelligence.

Within two years, we have become the world’s leading provider of market insights and strategic consultancy for this emerging frontier.

We firmly believe that data, insights and education will unlock the societal and commercial potential of cannabis.

Our research and content teams routinely share the latest legislative developments and key trends in the industry - information that is regularly cited by political leaders, investment banks and Fortune 500 companies.

Our consultancy team works with investors, operators and regulators to identify and execute opportunities across multiple jurisdictions. We advise our private clients on licensing, regulatory and business opportunities.


Stephen Murphy

Executive Director & Co-Founder

As a cannabis specialist focused on developing the legal European cannabis industry, Stephen is a co-founder of ECH, Europe's cannabis investment group, and Cannabis Europa, Europe’s premier medical cannabis conference. With a background in technology, digital media and corporate finance, Stephen works with investors, entrepreneurs and regulators to identify, qualify and maximise the opportunities in this emerging frontier.

Cameron Hughes

Managing Director

Cameron began his career working for Tony Blair’s chief campaign strategist, Lord Philip Gould, prior to moving into advertising, where he acted as a strategic planner for leading ad agencies. He then took a position as Brand Director at EDF Energy UK, running the integrated marketing function. Most recently, he acted as the Asia CEO of ?WhatIf? Innovation, before joining Prohibition Partners as Managing Director.

David Attwood

Head of Consulting

David is an experienced consultant and analyst who leads Prohibition Partners' consultancy team. Before joining Prohibition Partners, David ran the market analysis team and consultancy services for the leading market intelligence company in the electronic cigarettes sector. He has also held several roles in the clean energy sector and was a manager in Tax and Legal at PwC.

Eoin Keenan

Head of Content

Eoin Keenan is a cannabis expert and communications consultant. Eoin works across Cannabis Europa, Europe’s premier medical cannabis event, ECH, Europe’s cannabis investment group, and Prohibition Partners, delivering high-quality content, creative and communications strategies to help grow the brands and businesses. With a background in branding, insights and intelligence, business development and technology, Eoin co-founded and ran his own digital technology company before a successful exit in 2015.

Alexandra Curley

Head of Insights

Alexandra is Prohibition Partners´ Head of Insights, bringing almost 20 years’ experience of insight-driven data analysis for blue-chip clients. With a background in market research, Alexandra has worked for some of the largest research houses (Euromonitor and Mintel) and also as a consultant to clients across varied industries (e.g. advertising, mobile phone, town planning, and emerging currencies). She is skilled in qualitative and quantitative analysis and draws from a range of research techniques, including big data and social listening.

Paula Cazes

Regulatory Advisor

Paula is an international lawyer, trained and qualified in civil and common law systems. Paula is fluent in German, French, Spanish and English. Previously, Paula has acted as an analyst of electronic-cigarette regulatory systems and as a foreign lawyer in the dispute resolution teams of leading international law firms in Paris. Paula is a member of the New York Bar, qualified to practise law in France and holds a BCL/LLB (JD equivalent) from McGill University in Canada.

Barbara Pastori


Barbara is a consultant with a multidisciplinary background ranging from social to technical sciences. Prior to joining Prohibition Partners, Barbara held various consulting positions, from energy to process re-engineering, with a focus on regulated market analysis and investment strategy. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and French and holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations from LLUIS Guido Carli University and an MSc (Econ) from Aberdeen University.

Guillermo Martino


Guillermo is an economist with 12+ years of executive and consultancy experience having led businesses, teams and projects in three languages and continents. Prior to Prohibition Partners, he was the LatAm Head of Beroe, a US market research firm producing bespoke research for global Fortune 500 clients, worked as an independent consultant, and more recently, worked as a consultant at Ayming dedicated to Ferrer, a major Spanish pharmaceutical company.

Arnau Valdovinos


Arnau is an analyst and consultant with a background in market research. He holds a degree in political science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona as well as a master’s in public opinion from the University of Valencia. Arnau is fluent in Catalan, Spanish, English and French.

Madalina Farcas

Digital Market Manager

Madalina is the digital marketing manager for Prohibition Partners. With eight years’ experience in marketing, Madalina is a creative thinker who is data-driven. After graduating with a double degree in business management and photography, she focused on digital marketing, working across multiple industries.

William Sloane

Sponsorship Manager

Will is an experienced digital and social media marketer, having worked in a variety of industries from nursing homes to bodyguards. He studied Video Production at The University of York before joining a digital marketing start-up as a graduate.

Katrin Magnussen


Katrin Magnussen has a BA (Hons) Journalism from Goldsmiths’ University of London, and editorial roles include founding editor at the Stephen Lawrence Trust’s SLIK magazine, assistant editor at Modern Times Review and features editor at The Bugle. Katrin has more than 15 years’ experience as an analyst working for Mintel International, Euromonitor International and Carma International.

Claire Birks

News Analyst

Claire has 16 years' experience in market intelligence and editorial work and has worked extensively with the market leaders in the research industry. Through her own consultancy she has broadened her experience in the world of PR and editorial content and has worked closely with glossy magazines such as Elle and Homes & Gardens. Claire was also a regular features writer at Grand Designs.

Pablo Sharrock


Pablo Sharrock is an industry analyst at Prohibition Partners. Prior to joining the insights team, Pablo completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biological Sciences from the University of Exeter. There he successfully completed projects across several areas, including synthetic biology and animal development. He is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian.

Nathan Sorin

Data Analyst Intern

Nathan has joined the Insights team as a data analyst. He is a French student currently enrolled at Emlyon Business School. He has prior experience in market research in the transport sector and is fluent in English, French and Spanish.