Christian Sederberg

Founding Partner



455 Sherman St.
Suite 390
Denver, CO 80203


J.D., University of Colorado Law School
B.B.A., University of San Diego


Recognition BadgesSince the inception of Colorado's state-regulated medical marijuana program in 2010, VS Founding Partner Christian Sederberg has been representing cannabis businesses and ancillary companies on a wide range of compliance, regulatory, corporate, and legislative issues. Christian is a widely recognized leader in the cannabis industry, and in addition to his client work, he also works closely with government officials, trade associations, members of the business community, and advocates to advance thoughtful cannabis policy at the local, state, and national level.

Christian played an integral role in the passage and implementation of Colorado’s historic cannabis legalization initiative in 2012, and was nominated by Gov. John Hickenlooper to represent the campaign on the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force. He also 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.

Christian currently serves on the boards of the U.S. Cannabis Council, Cannabis Trade Federation and Colorado Leads, and he previously served as a board member for the National Cannabis Industry Association. He was included in the National Law Journal’s inaugural list of “Cannabis Law Trailblazers,” as well as the Cannabis Business Executive 100, a list of the 100 most influential people in the global cannabis industry and policy reform movement. In 2020 and 2021, Christian was recognized as one of the nation's top cannabis lawyers and corporate lawyers by Chambers and Partners USA and The Best Lawyers in America©, respectively. He has been included in 5280’s list of “Denver’s Top Lawyers” every year since 2015.


Leadership & Community Involvement

  • Board Chair, U.S. Cannabis Council
  • Board Member, Black Cannabis Equity Initiative
  • Board Chair and Interim CEO, Cannabis Trade Federation
  • Member, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, Cannabis Trade Federation
  • Member, International Cannabis Bar Association
  • Board Member, Colorado Leads
  • Member, California Cannabis Industry Association
  • Board Member, Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness
  • Advisory Board Member, Unlimited Sciences
  • Advisory Board Member, Cannabis Voter Project
  • Board Member, Simplifya
  • Board Member, Apothecanna
  • Board Member, Beboe
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Board Member, National Cannabis Industry Association, 2014-2016
  • Member, Task Force on the Implementation of Amendment 64, 2012
  • Member, Colorado Department of Revenue Medical Marijuana Workgroup, 2010
  • Member, Denver Marijuana Advisory Board, 2010