So much of the cannabis movement centers around the protections of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, the to be left alone, and the right to privacy are all rigorously tested in the face of cannabis use, production, and research.
David has broad First Amendment litigation experience. He has sued Facebook and the New York Times over First Amendment issues. He has represented High Times magazine in a variety of contexts including federal grand jury subpoenas seeking subscriber lists in the height of the prohibition era not all that long ago. David successfully defended and dismissed the case brough against Lev Parnas in a high profile defamation lawsuit filed by the former Chief of Staff to Congressman Devin Nunez.
David was the Legal Adviser in charge of more than a dozen cannabis festivals where cannabis was freely and safely celebrated by attendees as part of the freedom of assembly and freedom of speech that have been at the heart of the cannabis legalization movement. He negotiated venue and other contracts, obtained proper permits, worked cooperatively with police and fire squads on public health concerns, and engaged industry stakeholders in promoting the world-famous Cannabis Cup events in Amsterdam, Colorado, California, and Michigan.