Lance Rogers


Lance Rogers is a partner in the Cannabis Law practice group at Greenspoon Marder. As a litigator, he has handled a wide array of matters related to cannabis including criminal defense, civil rights, asset forfeiture, land use, business disputes, unlawful detainer, and municipal zoning challenges. As a part of his corporate practice, he currently represents many of the leading cannabis companies in the U.S., including retailers, manufacturers, and agriculture ventures. In 2011, Mr. Rogers attained the first dispensary license in Southern California through the County of San Diego.

From 2014-2015, his team assisted clients in obtaining commercial cannabis licenses in the Cities of San Diego, Santa Ana, Desert Hot Springs, and Adelanto. He currently works with numerous cannabis farmers in Northern California on corporate compliance and licensing projects. Mr. Rogers has written extensively about the cannabis industry and is a frequent speaker at legal conferences across the United States, including San Diego Americans for Safe Access (2009); Legal Cannabis Institute (2010); San Diego Public Defender (2011); San Diego County Bar Association (2012); NORML Legal Conference, Colorado (2013); Thomas Jefferson School of Law (2014, 2016); Professional Fiduciary Association of California (2014); North County Bar Association (2014, 2015), Cannabis Grand Cru, Colorado (2014), California Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section (2015), Students for Sensible Drug Policy (2015), UC Irvine Drug Symposium (2015), Orange County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section (2015, 2016), Ganjier Seed Festival (2016), and the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (2016).

From 2013-2014, Mr. Rogers served as General Counsel for the California Cannabis Industry Association, a state industry group he helped to form.

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • J.D., California Western School of Law, 2008
  • B.A., University of California, San Diego, 2004

Professional and Community Involvement

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member
  • Americans for Safe Access (ASA), Member
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Member
  • California Cannabis Industry Association, Member
  • California Growers Association, Member
  • Hemp Industries Association (HIA), Member

Speaking Engagements



  • Daily Journal, “Top 40 Under 40,” 2017
  • Super Lawyers magazine, “San Diego Rising Stars,” 2015-2017


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