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

Isaac Dietrich

THE MR SCARRY  BUSYTOWN AWARD

Awarded to the cannabis lawyer who can’t stop… ever

Craig Brand

 Ganja Lawyers

THE TWEETER IN CHIEF

Only one person in the cannabis sector spends more time with 280 wordplay than POTUS.

Matt Maurer

Minden Gross LLP

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT AWARD

It has to go to US state

Alabama

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

Rod Kight

FOR SERVICES TO THE GLOBALIZED CANNABIS MARKET AWARD OTHERWISE KNOWN AS A MCE (Member of the Cannabis Empire)

Bob Hoban

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

Henry Rollins

Vincente Fox

Steve D’Angelo

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.

Paul LePage