The newly-approved Cannabis Law Section is charged with serving as the New York State Bar Association’s focal point for the evolving legal status of Cannabis at both the state and federal level. Cannabis law is perhaps one of the fastest growing yet complex areas of the law that poses a broad spectrum of challenges. This Section seeks to help NYSBA lawyers give their clients better advice through sharing educational resources, and otherwise helping New York set the highest possible legal and business (including advice to medical professionals) standards for legalized Cannabis products.

Contact the Cannabis Law Section Liaison

To learn more about this Section, please contact Tara Lana
[email protected]
(518) 487-5596



To help expand the reach of the Cannabis Law Section to the entire NYSBA membership, some of our members have volunteered to be Liaisons with other NYSBA Sections. Please feel free to contact your Section’s liaison from the list below to learn how you can get involved.

Business Law Section – Glenn J. Witecki, Esq.
Corporate Counsel Section – Lee Williams, Esq.
Criminal Justice Section – John Joseph Montes, Esq.
Elder Law and Special Needs Section – Jeffrey A. Asher, Esq.
Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section – Diane Krausz, Esq.
Environmental and Energy Law Section – Telisport W. Putsavage, Esq.
Executive Committee – Jonathan B. Behrins, Esq.
Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law Section – Brian J. Malkin, Esq. and Thomas J. Schultz, Esq.
General Practice Section – Elisa Strassler Rosenthal, Esq.
Health Law Section – Sandra Jensen, Esq., Noah B. Potter, Esq. and Jay B. Silverman, Esq.
Intellectual Property Law Section – Robert Laurence Greenberg, Esq.
International Law Section – Jose Alberto Campos, Esq.
Labor and Employment Law Section – Alyson Matthews, Esq., Geoffrey A. Mort, Esq. and Samuel Sverdlov, Esq.
Real Property Law Section – Aleece E. Burgio, Esq.
Tax Section – Jason Klimek, Esq.
Trusts and Estates Law Section – Regina Kiperman, Esq.
Young Lawyers Section – Michael James Sullivan, Esq.

Cecilia Oyediran

Cecilia Oyediran, Esq.

As Deputy Director of ILR’s Labor and Employment Law Program, Cecilia Oyediran designs curriculum and provides instruction on workplace law to employers and workers, including social equity participants in NY’s cannabis industry and justice-involved individuals. In her previous position, Cecilia provided legal guidance and support to clients in the legal cannabis industry, specializing in matters related to licensing, regulatory compliance, and other related issues. Cecilia further expanded her legal expertise by gaining valuable in-house experience as Corporate Counsel at a publicly traded multistate company. In this role, she leveraged her legal acumen to provide comprehensive counsel and support to the company in the areas of commercial transactions, labor/employment, compliance, and real estate, navigating the complex legal landscape of the cannabis industry and ensuring compliance with regulations across multiple jurisdictions.

Cecilia serves as Chair of the Cannabis Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and is a frequent speaker and panelist on a range of issues related to state cannabis legalization, social equity, and corporate law. She also volunteers her time to mentor students and young professionals.

Cecilia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University, a Master’s in Education from Harvard University, and a law degree from Stanford Law School.

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