Lance Rogers


Lance Rogers is a partner in the Cannabis Law practice group at Greenspoon Marder. As a part of his regulatory compliance practice, he currently represents many of the leading cannabis companies in California, including retailers, manufacturers, and agriculture ventures. As a litigator, he has handled a wide array of matters related to cannabis including criminal defense, regulatory violations, land use/zoning, complex business litigation and partnership, and dispute matters. 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. From 2015 to 2016, he worked with numerous cannabis farmers in Northern California on corporate compliance and licensing projects including the formation of the first cannabis agricultural cooperative in California. His team is currently working on licensing projects for manufacturers in Humboldt, Mendocino, Oakland, Costa Mesa, San Bernardino, and Long Beach. 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), Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (2016, 2017) and the National Cannabis Industry Association (2017).

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

  • Speaker, “Growing Like a Weed: Everything You Want To Know About Cannabis & IP Law,” State Bar of California Intellectual Property Law Section’s 42nd IP Institute, November 4, 2017
  • Speaker, “North Meet South: Integrating Northern California Cultivation into the Southern California Market,” Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo Los Angeles, September 14, 2017
  • Speaker, “Regulatory Update: Structuring Medical Marijuana Businesses in California,” Orange County Bar Association Business & Corporate Law Section April Meeting, April 26, 2017
  • Speaker, “Proposition 64 and Marijuana in the Workplace,” Orange County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Meeting, April 10, 2017


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


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