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Lauren Devine, Esq.

Lauren Devine, Esq. is an associate attorney at RZA Legal and is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Massachusetts.  A Massachusetts native, Lauren has been entrenched in the cannabis industry since 2016 and moved to Colorado in 2017. She is the co-author of Breaking the Grass ceiling: Women, Weed & Business, and has supported cannabis business clients across the country as a licensing, compliance and operational consultant. 

​Lauren received her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University, graduating magna cum laude and with Renee Crown Honors, and went on to graduate with honors from the University of Dayton School of Law with dual concentrations in Human & Civil Rights and Business & Compliance Law. During her tenure at law school, Lauren was the Founder and President of Ohio’s first chapter of the Cannabis Law Society and served on the University of Dayton’s Law Review as a Staff Writer and the Outside Articles Editor.  

Publication of her award-winning Law Review Comment, The Ethics and Economics of Social Equity in the Cannabis Industry: Making a “Compelling” Case for Constitutional, Impactful, and Sustainable Inclusivity Programs in Ohio and Beyond, was published in the Spring 2022 issue. Lauren is also a contributing author to the forthcoming Colorado Cannabis Law treatise on the topic of social equity in cannabis.   

With a knack for navigating regulatory language and integrating each client’s unique operations with applicable legal requirements, Lauren specializes in application strategy, business development, startup, and compliance.