Shawn Hauser

Partner

Denver / Austin

shawn@vicentesederberg.com

303-860-4501

455 Sherman St.
Suite 390
Denver, CO 80203

Colorado
Texas

J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
B.S., University of Texas at Austin

Overview

Recognition BadgesShawn Hauser is a partner and chair of the Hemp and Cannabinoids Department at Vicente Sederberg LLP. Shawn helps marijuana and hemp businesses navigate the intersections between state and federal law including hemp laws, food and drug laws, regulatory compliance, licensing, general business representation, investment, and general business matters. As chair of the VS Hemp and Cannabinoids Department, Shawn advises clients on the unique legal landscape governing cannabinoids and hemp, helping them form compliant business structures, maintain compliance with hemp and food and drug laws as they evolve, and develop informed solutions that best position them for success at the at state, national, and international levels. She has been named one of "Denver's Top Lawyers" by 5280 magazine in each of the past five years (2016-2020).

With more than a decade of experience in cannabis law and policy, 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 on the Board of Directors of the International Cannabis Bar Association, and was on the steering committee for the American Hemp Campaign, a project of Vote Hemp which was instrumental in legalizing hemp in Texas in 2019.

Since directing Sensible Colorado's local government implementation team following the passage of Amendment 64, Shawn remains active in policy work with local and state governments in Colorado and Texas and is passionate in supporting the development and implementation of marijuana and hemp regulations that advance the cannabis industry in a dynamic and responsible manner. After attending law school at the University of Denver, Shawn was an associate attorney at McAllister, Darnell & Gottlieb PC, one of the first marijuana-focused law firms in Colorado.

Experience

Leadership

  • Board Member, International Cannabis Bar Association, 2020
  • Member, Regulatory Affairs Committee, Council for Responsible Nutrition, 2020
  • Co-founder, Hemp for Our Future, 2020
  • Member, Steering Committee, American Hemp Campaign, 2019
  • Member, Legislative Review Committee, Hemp Industries Association, 2019
  • Member, Cannabis Committee, American Herbal Products Association
  • Member, Education Committee, American Herbal Products Association
  • Member, Speaking Committee, International Cannabis Bar Association, 2015-Present
  • Member, Green Flower Steering Committee 
  • Founding Member, Women Grow, 2014
  • Board Member, National Hemp Association, 2014
  • Director, Local Government Implementation Team, Sensible Colorado

Recognition

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