J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
B.S., University of Texas at Austin
Shawn Hauser helps marijuana and hemp businesses navigate the intersections between state and federal law, licensing, general business representation, investment, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property. As chair of the VS Hemp and Cannabinoids Practice Group, Shawn advises clients on the unique legal landscape governing cannabinoids and industrial hemp, helping them form compliant business structures and develop innovative solutions that best position them for success at the state and national levels. She has been named one of "Denver's Top Lawyers" by 5280 magazine in each of the past four years (2016-2019).
With more than a decade of experience, Shawn is a go-to source for businesses, industry groups, governments, and reporters seeking opinions, analysis, and guidance on cannabis and hemp law and policy matters. She is a member of the Hemp Industries Association Legislative Review Committee and the steering committee for the American Hemp Campaign.
Since directing Sensible Colorado's local government implementation team following the passage of Amendment 64, Shawn remains active with local governments in Colorado and beyond to develop and implement marijuana regulations that advance the cannabis industry in a dynamic and responsible manner. After law school Shawn was an associate attorney at McAllister, Darnell & Gottlieb PC, one of the first marijuana-focused law firms in Colorado.