Leland R. Berger
Following 31 years in private practice, including his statewide representation of medical cannabis patients and their providers for 19 years, Portland attorney and activist Leland R. Berger has morphed his law practice from criminal defense to advising cannabusinesses. Co-drafter of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act, its amendments and several dispensary and legalization initiatives and bills (including Measure 91), his activism includes citizen lobbying, public speaking, and protester defense.
Mr. Berger is a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association, the Oregon Cannabis Industry Association, the NORML Legal Committee, Americans for Safe Access’ Board of Legal Advisers and the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is a co-founder and Board Member of the National Cannabis Bar Association, and Chair of its Amicus Committee.
His awards include High Times’ Freedom Fighter of the Month (Aug. 2001), OCDLA’s President’s Award (2008), NORML’s Citizen Activist Award (2010), and he is the first ever recipient of the Oregon Cannabis Industry Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2014.) Mr. Berger is assisted at OC3 by Legal Assistant, Office Manager and Industry Insider Leia Flynn.