Warren Edson

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United States District Courts of Colorado; 10th Circuit Court of Appeals; Admitted to Colorado Bar 1995.


J.D. 1995 University of Denver School of Law
B.A. 1990 Rollins College

Prior Employment

1995-2010 Law Offices of Warren C. Edson


Warren Edson was one of the forces behind the passage of Colorado's Medical Marijuana Law, Amendment 20. Mr. Edson is also a lifetime member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Legal Committee. A criminal defense attorney and the former Public Defender for the Lakewood Municipal Courts, Warren has practiced law since 1995. In 1997, he was successful in using a "choice of evils" medical marijuana affirmative defense before Colorado had passed a law protecting patients and caregivers. Since assisting with the passage of Colorado's medical marijuana law, he has worked closely with patients and caregivers, facilitating the return of plants, growing equipment, and cured marijuana. A dedicated civil rights attorney, Warren has handled over 1,000 trials in his career. He speaks at workshops nationally about civil rights issues, including cannabis law reform. He is also a noted commentator on medical marijuana, having been interviewed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Bloomberg, Denver Post, Westword, and FOX News.


State Bar of Colorado; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws; and the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar.


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