Lance Rogers

Biography:
Lance Rogers is the Principal / Attorney at Law Offices of Lance Rogers in San Diego, California. As a part of his regulatory compliance practice, he currently represents many of the leading cannabis and hemp 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 assisted his client to obtain the first dispensary license in Southern California through the County of San Diego.

From 2014-2015, he worked with clients to obtain 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. From 2017-2018, he worked on commercial cannabis facilities in Humboldt, Mendocino, Oakland, Costa Mesa, San Bernardino, and Long Beach. His team is currently working on licensing projects in Humboldt, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Oceanside, King City, Chula Vista, and Los Angeles.

Mr. Rogers has written extensively about the cannabis and hemp industries 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, 2019); 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, 2018), Ganjier Seed Festival (2016), Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (2016, 2017), the National Cannabis Industry Association (2017), Paradigm Cannabis (2018), National Business Institute (2018, 2019), and Rossdale CLE (2019).

From 2013-2014, Mr. Rogers served as General Counsel for the California Cannabis Industry Association, a state industry group he helped to form. His peers have nominated him as a “Rising Star” in Super Lawyer magazine five times in a row (2015-2019).