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 through education and advocacy

Rachael dedicates her career to normalizing the cannabis industry, not only through providing valuable legal services to her clients, but through educating and advocating for the mainstream acceptance of cannabis in society.  Some of her educational and advocacy efforts include:

  • Moderating a panel on the Future of East Coast Cannabis at the Cannabis Quality Expo in Parsippany, NJ

  • Speaking on all the moving parts of establishing an independent cannabis business at the NJCBA's Lunch and Learn

  • Teaching Cannabis law at Community College of Denver (2022)

  • Establishing the Colorado Bar Association's Social Equity Pro Bono Program where volunteer attorneys provide free legal consultations to Colorado Social Equity Applicants

  • Serving on rule-making work groups with the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division.

  • Authoring and presenting a webinar to introduce attorneys and law students to cannabis law and how various areas of practice are impacted by and relevant to the burgeoning U.S. cannabis industry.

  • Sharing video tips for the cannabis industry on the RZA Legal youtube channel.

  • Presenting to Denver-area groups including Denver NORML and Denver Women of Cannabis on Colorado home grow laws and being a woman entrepreneur in the cannabis industry, speaking about Colorado's public consumption laws and regulations on a Cannabis Rules & Regulatory Changes panel During Denver Arts Week at the Megafauna Gallery and HTBX social consumption pop-up, the first special events licensee issued for public consumption in Denver,  and with the University of Denver School of Law's Student International Cannabis Bar Association.

Available for speaking engagements on cannabis law, investing in hemp and marijuana businesses, regulatory compliance, licensing, transitioning law practice to include catering to cannabis law clients, and other cannabis law and policy topics.

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