He is also a founding member of the Council for Responsible Cannabis Regulation (CRCR), and the National Cannabis Bar Association (NCBA).Josh has testified at numerous public hearings on issues related to medical marijuana, sat on many panels at various conferences, and routinely writes articles about a myriad of medical marijuana issues. After graduating from the University of San Francisco School of Law, Valerio worked with cannabis pioneers at Pier 5 law offices in San Francisco to defend against the government’s overreach into the marijuana industry.Josh's work has been highlighted in the Denver Post, Colorado Springs Gazette, Westword, Kush Magazine, West Coast Leaf, and Colorado Springs Independent. Since 2012, with VGR Law Firm, PC, and now Vicente Sederberg LLC, Valerio has worked to site cannabis businesses in Massachusetts and across the country.Currently representing numerous cannabis business licensees and hopeful licensees from the Berkshires to Cape Cod, Valerio’s practice is focused on all aspects of land-use and municipal law.
Adam is frequently quoted in the Boston Globe and other local publications on the topic of marijuana legislation and policy, and has emerged as a leading voice in the field. cum laude from the American University Law School in 2004.
Brian was the chair of the Committee for Responsible Regulation, which coordinated the successful 2013 campaign to implement statewide excise and sales taxes on the sale of adult-use marijuana in Colorado and was awarded the Justice Gerald Le Dain Award for Achievement in the Field of Law that same year.
Brian has conducted over 1000 interviews in local, state and national press regarding marijuana policy, and in 2014 The Guardian (UK) dubbed him "the industry's de facto spokesman." Vicente's expertise in marijuana policy is highly sought after, and has led to him serving as a formal advisor to local, state, and federal governments—most recently he assisted with Uruguay becoming the first country in the world to fully-regulate the adult marijuana market.
He works with clients through the application and licensing process, helping to site and secure real estate and maintain ongoing regulatory compliance.
He also works regularly with mayors, city councilors, selectmen, planners, police chiefs, and state officials to resolve issues cannabis businesses face with host communities.