40 Years of Emerging Industry Experience
Sanford M. Stein is an experienced and highly skilled attorney and business advisor in all aspects of government driven legal matters including legislation, regulations, lobbying and litigation. For over 40 years Mr. Stein has been counseling private sector clients and managing their relationships with government.
With these decades of experience in government regulations, he is a leader in the fight for cannabis legalization and common sense cannabis regulations. He has assisted with cannabis legislation and rulemaking, regulatory compliance, business development, real estate, finance, banking, license applications, Tribal Government counseling and zoning for cannabis businesses in several states.
Mr. Stein is involved in international cannabis legalization having appeared before the Health Committee of the House of Representatives Health Committee of the Federal Republic of Brazil, advising on proposed national medical cannabis legislation in Brazil. He has appeared and successfully argued at the United States Supreme Court in The Steel Company v. Citizens for a Better Environment, as well as in numerous other federal and state courts.
Starting with early experience with laws in other highly regulated industries, such as environmental and energy, he understands the pathway to licenses and permits for cannabis cultivation, processing and retail sales.
Working with top physicians, he is also knowledgeable on the science of medical cannabis and patient care. Mr. Stein’s experience extends to Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica products, as well as Cannabis Sativa L, also known as hemp.
He counsels on the use of hemp derived cannabinoids including CBD isolate and distillates, broad spectrum THC free oils, and isolates of CBN and CBG. He is an author and lecturer on cannabis law and business, having appeared before the New York Institute of Credit, the Illinois State Bar Association, My Compassion, Latin American & Caribbean Hemp Summit and HempToday Asian Summit and other distinguished groups.
He is the principal author of the Cannabis Law Blog. His lobbying experience includes activities in the United States Congress and over 20 state legislatures.
Mr. Stein is featured in Leading Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and holds the coveted AV rating for professionalism and ethics by the Martindale-Hubbell rating service.