Filed constitutional challenge to Schedule I status of cannabis.
Marvin Washington, et al v. Jefferson Beuregard Sessions, et al: David was co-counsel in federal District Court action challenging the constitutionality of the Schedule I status of cannabis under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as irrationally based. [Case was dismissed on Pre-Answer Motion]
Practice area(s): Civil Litigation, Federal Crime, Government, Litigation
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
As Executive Director of Empire State NORML and President of the New York City Cannabis Industry Association, David has been a leading advocate in the cannabis space for over 20 years. He has represented clients in marijuana related proceedings everywhere from traffic court to the United States Supreme Court, and he helped obtain clemency for five elderly prisoners servicing life without parole for marijuana. David also handles complex civil and criminal litigation in other areas including employment, First Amendment, and business.