Lauren Mendelsohn

Lauren Mendelsohn

Lauren Mendelsohn

Board of Directors (current)

Bio

I am the Senior Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Omar Figueroa, a boutique cannabis, hemp, and psychedelics law firm in California. I have been licensed to practice law for 5 years, but have been involved in the drug policy reform movement for over a decade. I am an activist at heart who enjoys helping individuals and businesses navigate regulatory regimes and come up with creative solutions to problems. I was named a 2020 and 2021 Northern California Rising Star in Cannabis Law by Super Lawyers® Magazine. My current work focuses on permitting and licensing, regulatory compliance, business formations and transactions, intellectual property, administrative hearings and appeals, and policy work from drafting to analyzing to advocating for various pieces of legislation. I frequently blog about cannabis laws and regulations, and am Chair of INCBA’s Online Content Committee. I have presented on topics related to cannabis law numerous times at conferences, events, and CLE seminars. I previously served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and also sat on the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Growers Alliance where I remain a member of the Policy Committee. I am also actively involved with the ACLU of Northern California’s Sonoma County chapter. I earned my Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Law and my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland.