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Leland R Berger

503-432-8775
Leland R Berger
Oregon CannaBusiness Compliance Counsel, LLC
2613 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Suite 200
Portland, OR 97212
www.oregonc3.com
Phone: 503-432-8775
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Leland R Berger

Member,
Legal Committee

NORML Criminal Defense Section

NORML Criminal Defense Section

Leland R Berger

NORML Marijuana Business Section

NORML Marijuana Business Section

Leland R Berger

About Leland R Berger

Portland activist and attorney Leland R. Berger, practicing since 1983, formed Oregon CannaBusiness Compliance Counsel, LLC in 2013. A co-drafter of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act and of Ballot Measure 91, Mr. Berger also helped draft dispensary initiatives and lobbied the Oregon Legislature on behalf of patients and their providers from 1999 – 2013.Since 2015, his legislative advocacy is on ... read more »

Biography

Portland activist and attorney Leland R. Berger, practicing since 1983, formed Oregon CannaBusiness Compliance Counsel, LLC in 2013.

A co-drafter of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act and of Ballot Measure 91, Mr. Berger also helped draft dispensary initiatives and lobbied the Oregon Legislature on behalf of patients and their providers from 1999 – 2013.Since 2015, his legislative advocacy is on behalf of all cannabis consumers.

Mr. Berger’s practice also includes advising  cannabusinesses on compliance, and representation on related administrative and trial litigation, as well as state cannabis related criminal defense and appeals. 

Mr. Berger is admitted to practice in all courts of the state of Oregon, before the US District Court for the District of Oregon, the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the US Supreme Court

Memberships

·National Cannabis Bar Association (Co-founder and Board Member; Amicus Committee Co-Chair)

·NCIA

·NORML Legal Committee

·ASA's Board of Legal Advisors

·Oregon State Bar Cannabis Law Section, (Co-founder and Chair)

·OCDLA (Board member and Secretary 2000-04)

·Portland NORML Legislative Committee (Co-founder and Chair)

Awards

·High Times' Freedom Fighter of the Month (Aug. 2001)

·OCDLA's President's Award (2008)

·NORML's Citizen Activist Award (2010)

·Oregon Cannabis Industry Assoc. Lifetime Achievement Award (2014.)

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Contact Information

Leland R Berger -
Oregon CannaBusiness Compliance Counsel, LLC
2613 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Suite 200
Portland, OR 97212
www.oregonc3.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 503-432-8775
  • Mobile: 503-504-4298
  • Fax: 503-287-6938

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Business Law65.00%
Marijuana Defense25.00%
Criminal Appellate Law10.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Oregon Member in Good Standing 1983

Work Experience

Position Duration
Sole Member, Oregon CannaBusiness Compliance Counsel, LLC 2014 – present
Private Practice (Home office) 19942013
Associate Attorney, Rieke, Geil and Savage, PC (Oregon's 1st privatized indigent defense firm) 19841994
Self Employed - Clerked for 5 Criminal Defense lawyers 19831984

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR JD 1982
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA Political Science/Minor Amer. Studies BA 1978

Associations

Position Organization Duration
National Cannabis Bar Association (BoD) Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2014 – present
Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 1997 – present
NORML Marijuana Business Section present
NORML Criminal Defense Section present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Lifetime Achievement Award Oregon Cannabis Industry Association 2014
Citizen Activist Award NORML 2010
President's Award Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2008
Freedom Fighter of the Month High Times Magazine 2000

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
Frequent Lecturer NORML, OCDLA, Seattle Hempfest, etc ---

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