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Jessica C. McElfresh

858-756-7107
Jessica Claire McElfresh
McElfresh Law, Inc.
646 Valley Avenue Ste C2
Solana Beach, CA 92075
www.criminallawyersandiego.com
Phone: 858-756-7107
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Jessica C. McElfresh

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About Jessica C. McElfresh

Jessica C. McElfresh is a San Diego attorney specializing in medical marijuana law, policy, and government regulation and permitting.  She has worked with numerous collectives and businesses in the medical marijuana industry, including representing several clients to successful applications for licenses to operate licensed dispensaries in the City of San Diego.  Ms. McElfresh has also authored s... read more »

Biography

Jessica C. McElfresh is a San Diego attorney specializing in medical marijuana law, policy, and government regulation and permitting.  She has worked with numerous collectives and businesses in the medical marijuana industry, including representing several clients to successful applications for licenses to operate licensed dispensaries in the City of San Diego.  Ms. McElfresh has also authored several local ballot initiatives and served on a mayoral working group to regulate medical marijuana. 

Ms. McElfresh is also a criminal defense attorney, focusing on narcotics and drug cases, search and seizure law, assault and battery, arson, domestic violence, asset forfeiture, theft, fraud, marijuana and prescription drug DUIs, and more.

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Contact Information

Jessica C. McElfresh -
McElfresh Law, Inc.
646 Valley Avenue Ste C2
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 858-756-7107
  • Mobile: 858-248-2901
  • Fax: 858-225-6700

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Land Use and Zoning35.00%
Business Law25.00%
Criminal Defense10.00%
Civil Trial Law5.00%
Administrative Law5.00%
Local Government Law5.00%
Marijuana Defense5.00%
Landlord-Tenant Law5.00%
Commercial Real Estate Law5.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
California Member in Good Standing ---

Work Experience

Position Duration
McElfresh Law, Inc. 2011 – present

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
University of San Diego School of Law Law J.D. 2009
Scripps College Spanish Literature B.A. 2005

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member California Cannabis Industry Association 2014 – present
Member National Cannabis Industry Association 2014 – present
Member California Attorneys for Criminal Justice 2012 – present
Member Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego 2012 – present
Community Director NORML Women's Alliance - San Diego Chapter 2012 – present
Member Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court 2011 – present
Lifetime Member National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 2010 – present
Member Lawyers Club of San Diego 2009 – present
Member San Diego County Bar Association 2009 – present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Honor Award Casa Cornelia Law Center 2010

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Potential Criminal Charges that May Result from School Threats

Posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Nearly twenty schools in the San Diego area have received threats since the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The police are thoroughly investigating e... [read more]

Demand for Marijuana Exceeds Legal Supply in California

Posted on Friday, March 30th, 2018

Three months into the first year of cannabis legalization in California, the cannabis industry is experiencing growing pains. The transition to the new regulatory framework imposed by Proposition 64 i... [read more]

California Erasing Marijuana Convictions

Posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Cannabis is now legal in California. But what about people who received sentences for cannabis offenses before Proposition 64 went into effect? Fortunately, the new law addresses this issue by providi... [read more]

McElfresh Interview: Relief for Prior Marijuana Convictions Under Prop 64

Posted on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

As a continued source of information regarding marijuana law and policy in California, San Diego attorney Jessica McElfresh was recently interviewed by KPBS News about an under-utilized option that gi... [read more]

Woman Charged With Hit and Run Gets Misdemeanor Dismissed

Posted on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Not long ago, a young woman was driving on the freeway late at night when her bumper lightly hit another vehicle. She pulled off the freeway assuming the other car would follow, but there was miscommu... [read more]

No Simple Test for Marijuana DUI

Posted on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Cannabis may be legal in California, but driving under the influence of the plant is a crime under Section 23152(f) of the California Vehicle Code. The problem is, California does not have a reliable ... [read more]