I consider the campaign team members of the successful Colorado Amendment 64 campaign to be my heroes. Colorado Amendment 64 legalized recreational marijuana, and created a system for taxed and regulated sales. Since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, Colorado has become the poster child for what a successful marijuana industry looks like, and will no doubt become the blueprint for many other states that follow. I tip my hat to everyone that made that possible.
Christian Sederberg is one of those people. I hung out with Christian Sederberg at a dinner in Denver, and I can say first hand that he is an amazing person. His brain works like a computer, and his knowledge of cannabis law and the cannabis industry is one of the best I’ve ever seen. One thing that I admired about Chris even before I met him was how he saw Amendment 64 through to the end, even after the election was over. He stuck around to help with the implementation of the law, which is a crucial step that I think a lot of people forget about. Implementation is just as important as the campaign.
Christian Sederberg is still an activist, providing his expertise to other activists across the country. Below is a brief bio of Christian Sederberg, via the National Cannabis Industry Association:
Christian Sederberg, Esq.,is a partner and founding member of Vicente Sederberg LLC. After graduating from the University of Colorado School of Law, Christian focused his practice on representing businesses with a primary focus on real estate, private equity, commercial, and corporate transactions. Since the inception of Colorado’s state regulated medical marijuana program, Christian and the firm have provided a wide range of real estate, transactional and regulatory assistance to the marijuana community. Christian was also an integral part of Colorado’s Amendment 64 campaign, acting as core volunteer for the campaign, representing the campaign on Governor Hickenlooper’s Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force, and leading the campaign’s legislative implementation team in the Colorado legislature by coordinating the implementation of the Colorado legislative and regulatory structure related to adult-use marijuana. Christian sat on the executive committee of the Committee for Responsible Regulation, which coordinated the campaign to establish statewide excise and sales taxes on the sale of adult-use marijuana in Colorado.
I admire all of the work that Christian Sederberg has done for the legalization movement. The world is better off for his efforts, and I can’t wait to see what he does in the future. Every legalization campaign in the country should seek his wisdom because after all, he’s succeeded at it in Colorado. Christian will be speaking about marijuana legalization at the 2015 Cannabis Business Summit. Christian will be joined by another one of my heroes, Mason Tvert, and countless other industry insiders and activists at the event. If you want to learn more about the event, click on the banner below:
To find out more about Christian Sederberg and his firm, check out their website.