Editorial: Welcome To Issue 2 Of Cannabis Law Journal

Welcome to the 2nd issue of

Cannabis Law Journal

The quarterly digital journal brought to you by Cannabis Law Report.

First of all we would like to thank all our Editorial Board Members who have contributed their time and intellectual property to help our readers get a better idea of the state of play of the legal cannabis industry throughout the USA as well as in  selected international jurisdictions.

Since our inaugural issue of June 1 2016 so much has happened in the market, we hope that some of the following pieces written by attorneys & professional experts will help keep you up to date with ever changing developments in both the public & private sectors.

Wilson Elser’s Adam Detsky and Carlos Enrique Provencio comment on the DEA’s re-scheduling non announcement earlier in August, in their analysis for the Colorado market

Gregory J. Ryan and Timothy Nolen of  Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, LLP, New York have chosen a topic that is gaining more and more attention in the legal and national media. The ABA’s rules of professional conduct and the bind that many lawyers currently find themselves in when approached by cannabis companies to represent them.

We also refer you to the first of many articles on the subject; zoning and cannabis businesses. In this issue of CLJ Arizona based attorney and consultant Jerry Chesler takes you through some of the issues that he’s currently encountering in that state.

Do stay up to date by reading all the relevant daily legal news at our sister site Cannabis Law Report.

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We are always looking for more Editorial Board Members so do get in touch if you’d like to be published in issue 3 of the journal.

Sean Hocking

Editor / Co-Founder

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Author Bios

Matt Maurer – Minden Gross
Jeff Hergot – Wildboer Dellelce LLP

Costa Rica
Tim Morales – The Cannabis Industry Association Costa Rica

Elvin Rodríguez Fabilena


Julie Godard
Carl L Rowley -Thompson Coburn LLP

Jerry Chesler – Chesler Consulting

Ian Stewart – Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Otis Felder – Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Lance Rogers – Greenspoon Marder – San Diego
Jessica McElfresh -McElfresh Law – San Diego
Tracy Gallegos – Partner – Fox Rothschild

Adam Detsky – Knight Nicastro
Dave Rodman – Dave Rodman Law Group
Peter Fendel – CMR Real Estate Network
Nate Reed – CMR Real Estate Network

Matthew Ginder – Greenspoon Marder
David C. Kotler – Cohen Kotler

William Bogot – Fox Rothschild

Valerio Romano, Attorney – VGR Law Firm, PC

Neal Gidvani – Snr Assoc: Greenspoon Marder
Phillip Silvestri – Snr Assoc: Greenspoon Marder

Tracy Gallegos – Associate Fox Rothschild

New Jersey

Matthew G. Miller – MG Miller Intellectual Property Law LLC
Daniel T. McKillop – Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC

New York
Gregory J. Ryan, Esq. Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, LLP
Tim Nolen Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Paul Loney & Kristie Cromwell – Loney Law Group
William Stewart – Half Baked Labs

Andrew B. Sacks – Managing Partner Sacks Weston Diamond
William Roark – Principal Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin
Joshua Horn – Partner Fox Rothschild

Washington DC
Teddy Eynon – Partner Fox Rothschild