High Rise Law is the premier provider of
Cannabis Inspection Protection Services
Our crew of legacy cannabis professionals is here to help.

We offer affordable solutions for every business

Our One-of-a-Kind Services

High Rise Law the is the only law firm offering cannabis inspection legal services without high retainers and long term commitments. Services are customized to your business needs. We’ve combined our industry experience, insider knowledge, and extensive research and development to devise our proprietary inspection methods and processes. Our services are designed to give you quick and easy solutions with long term comprehensive strategies for success. We are here to help you before, during, and after inspections. Learn more about our services below.

Jason Matthys Speaking at the Emerald Cup

Already have a lawyer?

Great! Our services are an affordable compliment to comprehensive legal representation. While we focus on compliance and inspections, your lawyer can focus on other licensing and business matters.

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Our One-of-a-Kind Crew

Every member of our crew is a visionary leader of the cannabis industry. With decades of combined experience, we’ve built a team of experts to guide you and your business through California’s complicated web of compliance. Our crew brings together legal, regulatory, and operational expertise unlike anyone else.

Get the Best of Both Worlds

We combine the expertise and protections of a law firm with the practical operational experience of consultants allowing us to provide unparalleled services at an affordable cost.

Traditional Law Firms
  • Licensed & Credentialed Experts
  • Qualified to give legal advice & opinions
  • Attorney-Client Privilege & Confidentiality
  • Liability for Malpractice & Incompetence
  • Ethical Requirements & Fiduciary Duties
  • Fee and Billing Regulations
  • State Bar Oversight, Misconduct Reporting, & Discipline
  • Continuing Education Requirements
  • Lack Real World Cannabis Operational Experience
  • Expensive Hourly Billing
  • Unavailable

Three Words: ATTORNEY-CLIENT CONFIDENTIALITY. Consultant audits and documentation have no legal protection and can be accessed by regulators and law enforcement through warrants and subpoenas. At High Rise Law all of our communications, documentation, and work product are protected by Attorney-Client Confidentiality and Privilege. Regulators and others cannot use the results of our services against you.

High Rise Law
  • Legacy Cannabis Lawyer & Business Operators
  • Up-Front Flat Rate Pricing
  • Hands-On Support

Lawyers don’t have the time to go out in the field, especially for last minute inspection notices. If they do, they charge high hourly rates for services including travel and wait time. Without experience and proprietary methods like ours, most lawyers will lack the direction and precision needed for effective inspection protection. At High Rise Law there are no surprises with our all inclusive prices and we have left no stone unturned dialing in our cannabis compliance services.

Lauren checking video surveillance
Consultants
  • Practical Experience Operating Cannabis Businesses
  • Less Expensive
  • More Day-to-Day Support
  • No Licenses or Credentials
  • Unqualified to Give Legal Advice or Opinions (but do)
  • No Legal Privilege or Confidentiality
  • Competence not Required
  • Contractual Liability Only
  • No Fiduciary or Ethical Duties
  • No Limits on Fees and Billing Practices
  • No Oversight or Accountability

There are absolutely no standards or protections with consultants. Anyone can appoint themselves an expert cannabis consultant. Unfortunately many are unqualified and cause more problems than they solve. The only way to hold them accountable is to file a lawsuit for breach of contract or fraud. Attorneys however have competency requirements and can be sued for malpractice. Misconduct can be reported to the State Bar. Attorneys are also subject to strict ethical standards that cover everything from advertising to accounting. Attorney compliance is right up there with cannabis businesses.

We Walk The Walk

Our Mission

Our mission at High Rise Law is to establish a socially and environmentally responsible cannabis industry that is a model for all other commercial industries. Our compliance services are guided by principles of equityaccessibility, and sustainability. We work with our clients to protect consumers, workers, and the environment while ensuring their business is open to people of all abilities. Read More

Our Legacy

High Rise Law is the latest evolution of the Law Office of Lauren Vázquez, the Fired Up Lawyer, established in 2011. Vázquez is one of the nation’s original cannabis business attorneys and is known as the lawyer that legalized cannabis in California. As an industry pioneer she has worked with many other cannabis leaders and organizations. Over the years she has received numerous honors for her work and has been an invited speaker at top industry events.  Read More

Our Dedication

Every member of our crew has a history of helping cannabis patients, prisoners, parents, Veterans, and small businesses. We are the activists that lobby politicians, stay late at city council meetings, challenge regulators, and change state and local laws. We are the influencers that stand up to corporate cannabis. We believe the cannabis industry always has been and always will be a movement for social justiceRead More

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Cannabis News & Views

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Top 5 Mistakes in Cannabis Licensing

These are some of the most common mistakes we encounter: 1. Not putting agreements with partners, investors, landlords, or others in writing 2. Hiring overpriced unqualified cannabis consultants instead of lawyers 3. Relying on investors who promise to pay but don’t 4. Neglecting a corporation or LLC that gets suspended by the state 5. Trusting…

How to Legally Sell CBD In All 50 States

The 2018 Federal Farm Bill allows CBD to be sold in all 50 states. Here’s how you can do it: 1) Source your CBD from Hemp 2) Import your Hemp or Hemp CBD or source it from a producer with a state license that has been federally certified (TBD). 3) Sell your Hemp CBD products in all…
Picture of hemp farm and tractor

The Farm Bill Legalizes Hemp and Hemp CBD

The US has finally joined the rest of the world in legalizing the commercial cultivation of industrial hemp. In the past, US companies could only import hemp to produce their products. Several years ago in a prior version of the Farm Bill, Congress authorized hemp cultivation for research purposes. Now, under the 2018 Farm Bill…

Beware of the Cannabis Consultant

Lately a few too many people have come to the Law Office after hiring a consultant to assist them. Unfortunately it is far too common that the consultants didn’t complete the service they were paid to do, completed it incorrectly, or gave unqualified business and legal advice. One consultant even misinformed a client about a…

Can I Fly With Pot?

It’s the holidays and many are dreading awkward family visits. At this time of year, people often ask, “Can I fly with pot?” The answer is, it depends… All of the following information is based on outside sources and third party reports. It is offered at your own risk and does not constitute legal, practical,…
High Rise Law is the premier provider of Cannabis Inspection Protection Services
Our crew of legacy cannabis professionals is here to help.
Lauren Vazquez Photo

High Rise Law the is the only law firm offering cannabis inspection legal services without high retainers and long term commitments. Services are customized to your business needs. We’ve combined our industry experience, insider knowledge, and extensive research and development to devise our proprietary inspection methods and processes. Our services are designed to give you quick and easy solutions with long term comprehensive strategies for success. We are here to help you before, during, and after inspections. Click the services above to learn more.

Jason Matthys Speaking at the Emerald Cup

One-of-a-Kind Crew

Lauren Vazquez, Attorney at Law, Founder & Principal
Jakki Hernandez, CEO & Chief Field Inspector
Jason Matthys, Senior Field Inspector
Jeff & Bill Levers, Beard Bros, Senior Field Inspectors
Lauren Payne, Client Support Specialist & Deputy Field Inspector

Already have a lawyer?

Great! Our services are an affordable compliment to comprehensive legal representation. While we focus on compliance and inspections, your lawyer can focus on other licensing and business matters.

Get the Best of Both Worlds

We combine the expertise and protections of a law firm with the practical operational experience of consultants allowing us to provide unparalleled services at an affordable cost.

High Rise Law
  • Legacy Cannabis Lawyer & Business Operators
  • Up-Front Flat Rate Pricing
  • Hands-On Support

Lawyers don’t have the time to go out in the field, especially for last minute inspection notices. If they do, they charge high hourly rates for services including travel and wait time. Without experience and proprietary methods like ours, most lawyers will lack the direction and precision needed for effective inspection protection. At High Rise Law there are no surprises with our all inclusive prices and we have left no stone unturned dialing in our cannabis compliance services.

Traditional Law Firms
  • Licensed & Credentialed Experts
  • Qualified to give legal advice & opinions
  • Attorney-Client Privilege & Confidentiality
  • Liability for Malpractice & Incompetence
  • Ethical Requirements & Fiduciary Duties
  • Fee and Billing Regulations
  • State Bar Oversight, Misconduct Reporting, & Discipline
  • Continuing Education Requirements
  • Lack Real World Cannabis Operational Experience
  • Expensive Hourly Billing
  • Unavailable

Three Words: ATTORNEY-CLIENT CONFIDENTIALITY. Consultant audits and documentation have no legal protection and can be accessed by regulators and law enforcement through warrants and subpoenas. At High Rise Law all of our communications, documentation, and work product are protected by Attorney-Client Confidentiality and Privilege. Regulators and others cannot use the results of our services against you.

Consultants
  • Practical Experience Operating Cannabis Businesses
  • Less Expensive
  • More Day-to-Day Support
  • No Licenses or Credentials
  • Unqualified to Give Legal Advice or Opinions (but do)
  • No Legal Privilege or Confidentiality
  • Competence not Required
  • Contractual Liability Only
  • No Fiduciary or Ethical Duties
  • No Limits on Fees and Billing Practices
  • No Oversight or Accountability

There are absolutely no standards or protections with consultants. Anyone can appoint themselves an expert cannabis consultant. Unfortunately many are unqualified and cause more problems than they solve. The only way to hold them accountable is to file a lawsuit for breach of contract or fraud. Attorneys however have competency requirements and can be sued for malpractice. Misconduct can be reported to the State Bar. Attorneys are also subject to strict ethical standards that cover everything from advertising to accounting. Attorney compliance is right up there with cannabis businesses.

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We Walk The Walk

Our Mission

Our mission at High Rise Law is to establish a socially and environmentally responsible cannabis industry that is a model for all other commercial industries. Our compliance services are guided by principles of equity, accessibility, and sustainability. We work with our clients to protect consumers, workers, and the environment while ensuring their business is open to people of all abilities. Read More

Our Legacy

High Rise Law is the latest evolution of the Law Office of Lauren Vázquez, the Fired Up Lawyer, established in 2011. Vázquez is one of the nation’s original cannabis business attorneys and is known as the lawyer that legalized cannabis in California. As an industry pioneer she has worked with many other cannabis leaders and organizations. Over the years she has received numerous honors for her work and has been an invited speaker at top industry events.  Read More

Our Dedication

Every member of our crew has a history of helping cannabis patients, prisoners, parents, Veterans, and small businesses. We are the activists that lobby politicians, stay late at city council meetings, challenge regulators, and change state and local laws. We are the influencers that stand up to corporate cannabis. We believe the cannabis industry always has been and always will be a movement for social justice.  Read More

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Cannabis News & Views

Face Palm

Top 5 Mistakes in Cannabis Licensing

These are some of the most common mistakes we encounter: 1. Not putting agreements with partners, investors, landlords, or others in writing 2. Hiring overpriced unqualified cannabis consultants instead of lawyers 3. Relying on investors who promise to pay but don’t 4. Neglecting a corporation or LLC that gets suspended by the state 5. Trusting…

How to Legally Sell CBD In All 50 States

The 2018 Federal Farm Bill allows CBD to be sold in all 50 states. Here’s how you can do it: 1) Source your CBD from Hemp 2) Import your Hemp or Hemp CBD or source it from a producer with a state license that has been federally certified (TBD). 3) Sell your Hemp CBD products in all…
Picture of hemp farm and tractor

The Farm Bill Legalizes Hemp and Hemp CBD

The US has finally joined the rest of the world in legalizing the commercial cultivation of industrial hemp. In the past, US companies could only import hemp to produce their products. Several years ago in a prior version of the Farm Bill, Congress authorized hemp cultivation for research purposes. Now, under the 2018 Farm Bill…

Beware of the Cannabis Consultant

Lately a few too many people have come to the Law Office after hiring a consultant to assist them. Unfortunately it is far too common that the consultants didn’t complete the service they were paid to do, completed it incorrectly, or gave unqualified business and legal advice. One consultant even misinformed a client about a…

Can I Fly With Pot?

It’s the holidays and many are dreading awkward family visits. At this time of year, people often ask, “Can I fly with pot?” The answer is, it depends… All of the following information is based on outside sources and third party reports. It is offered at your own risk and does not constitute legal, practical,…
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