The 2017 Cannabis Law Report Awards
WHO BREAKS A BUTTERFLY ON A WHEEL AWARD
This award goes to the cannabis attorney most hounded by law enforcement for essentially doing their job and in this we reference the famous Times of London editorial on the arrest of Mick Jagger & Keith Richards for possession of cannabis.
Jessica McElfresh – San Diego Lawyer
THE BLONDIE, HANGING ON THE TELEPHONE AWARD
We award this to cannabis law firms who appear to be too busy listening to their early Blondie albums rather than returning calls,
Greenspoon Marder (Portland)
Harris Bricken ( Seattle)
THE CHE GUEVERA AWARD
Awarded to the cannabis lawyer with the bizarrest political connections
The DWI Dude Jamie Balagia
The San Antonio lawyer known as the “DWI Dude” and “420 Dude” has pleaded not guilty to charges that he was involved in scamming more than $1 million from a member of Colombia’s narco-terrorist group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.Jamie Balagia, 56, entered the plea to conspiracy to commit money laundering and obstruction of justice charges during a hearing Thursday in the North Texas town of Sherman, proceedings that continue today to determine whether he can be released from jail on bond, records show.
THE WOLF OF CANNABIS ST AWARD
This, we award to Isaac Dietrich of MassRoots whose bizarre boardroom dealings since June have entertained us immeasurably
THE MR SCARRY BUSYTOWN AWARD
Awarded to the cannabis lawyer who can’t stop… ever
THE TWEETER IN CHIEF
Only one person in the cannabis sector spends more time with 280 wordplay than POTUS.
THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT AWARD
It has to go to US state
Not only does Jeff Sessions lose his seat to a Democrat. He’s lost it to Democrat who supports regulated medical cannabis and decriminalized recreational use.
THE ATTICUS FINCH AWARD
To the cannabis lawyer with that certain sense of style, fairness and old school charm
FOR SERVICES TO THE GLOBALIZED CANNABIS MARKET AWARD OTHERWISE KNOWN AS A MCE (Member of the Cannabis Empire)
Hoban Law Group for his announcement that he’ll be opening multiple offices in Europe in 2018
THE MILLENNIAL – LET’S GIVE EVERYBODY AN AWARD…AWARD
USA Cannabis Bar Association
For constantly singing their own praises and their uncanny skill at arranging meetup after meetup
THE HILARY CLINTON
IN THE POCKET OF AN INDUSTRY SPEAKERS AWARD
This award goes to the cannnabis conference speaker stalwarts on the treadmill of canna conference after canna conference.
We have three individuals tying for this award in our inaugural year of the award
THE XI JINPING / DONALD TRUMP
WHO CARES ABOUT DEMOCRACY AWARD
Goes to the Maine Governer,who vetoed 5 years of work by regulated cannabis proponents, the Maine voting public & the state house with one swift pen movement.