“ There were...political, racist, and economic reasons why ‘pot’ was made illegal in the '30s and again in the '70s under Nixon. ”
David Feldman is a partner at Hiller PC in New York. He concentrates his practice on corporate and securities law and mergers and acquisitions. He represents a wide range of clients, from public and private companies, investors, social media sites, public and private issuers and applicants for grow and dispensary licenses in the cannabis sector. In 2018, the National Law Journal named him a “Cannabis Law Trailblazer,” and in 2019, Business Insider named him as a top lawyer in the cannabis industry. Feldman has also published The Entrepreneur’s Growth Startup Handbook: 7 Secrets to Venture Funding and Growth Success (2013) and Reverse Mergers and Other Alternatives to a Traditional IPO (First Edition 2006, Second Edition 2009). He writes the “Blunt Legal Talk” column on cannabis law for Honeysuckle magazine and is a contributor to Entrepreneur.com on cannabis issues. He is also a partner in Skip Intro Advisors LLC, a cannabis consulting firm focused on strategic advisory, financial consulting, branding and technology.