joe Rogoway

CEO and managing attorney

Widely recognized as a thought-leader in the cannabis industry, Joe has dedicated his academic and professional career to cannabis law reform and regulation.

Practices

  • Administrative Law

  • Disputes and Litigation

  • Regulatory Compliance

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California

  • Washington D.C.

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California

  • United States District Court for Eastern District of California

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D., 2005)

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A., 2002)

Perspectives

Joe Rogoway is the CEO and Managing Attorney for Rogoway Law Group. Widely recognized as a thought-leader in the cannabis industry, Joe has dedicated his academic and professional career to cannabis law reform, regulation, and the representation of businesses. As a trial attorney, Joe conducted dozens of jury, bench, and administrative trials. As a political advocate, Joe was the author and co-proponent of several state ballot initiatives seeking to end cannabis prohibition in California. Today, Joe leads the Firm dedicated to assisting businesses with their corporate, compliance and litigation needs.

Awards & Recognition

Memberships & Associations

  • Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform, Board of Directors (2015)
  • National Cannabis Industry Association, Member (2014 – Present)
  • California Cannabis Industry Association, Member (2014 – Present)
  • NORML Legal Committee, Attorney Member (2013 – Present)
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Member (2011 – Present)

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Cannabis Private Investment Summit West, “Panel: Legal State of the Cannabis Industry.” 2018
  • ARMA Greater Los Angeles Annual Conference, “Keynote: Compliance in the Cannabis Industry: Managing Risk in the Midst of the Green Rush.” 2018
  • Cannabis Business Summit, “What an Investor Wants: Insights from Investors for Securing Financing and Avoiding Risk.” 2016
  • Cannabis Business Summit, “Mergers and Acquisitions in the Cannabis Industry.” 2016
  • Elevated Cannabis Compliance Conference, 2016
  • SCGA First Fundraiser, “Emerging Issues in the Cannabis Industry,” 2015
  • Marijuana DUI, “Marijuana DUI: Does Cannabis Impair Driving?” 2015
    Cannabis Tax and Law Symposium, “Running a Cannabis Centric Practice,” 2015
  • Cannabis Business Summit, “Litigation Issues Within the Cannabis Industry,” 2015
  • 2015 Spring Seminar, “Marijuana Cases, Medical Collectives and Cooperatives,” 2015
  • Aspen Legal Seminar, “Crossing the Narc: Techniques in Cross-Examining the Narcotics Expert,” 2014
  • Cannabis in California, Ending the 100 Year War, “Cannabis Legalization,” 2013
  • West Coast Cannabis Expo and Music Festival, “Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Act of 2012,” 2011
  • Reform Conference,”Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Act of 2012,” 2011
  • Next Steps Conference, “Cannabis Policy Reform,” 2010

Published Articles

  • Cal Bar Journal, Criminal Law Section, “Effectuating the Medical Cannabis Defense in California,” 2015
  • Kush Magazine, “Legalization and How California will Lead in Cannabis Centric Innovation,” 2011
  • West Coast Leaf, “The Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Act of 2012” 2011
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