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Bruce Margolin


Bruce Margolin is a prominent Los Angeles-based attorney who has successfully defended more cannabis cases than probably any other attorney in the country. Since 1973, Bruce has served as director of the Los Angeles chapter of NORML. He was an advisor for Proposition 215, Californians for Compassionate Use, and served as legal counsel for Jack Herer’s California Hemp Initiative. 

Bruce has represented many notable clients, including Timothy Leary, members of Guns N’ Roses, Linda Lovelace, and attorney Tony Serra. As a designated Marijuana Legalization candidate, he ran for California State Assembly in 1970, Governor of California in 2003, and U.S. Congress in 2012.

Since 1996, Bruce has authored the Margolin Guide, a comprehensive book designed to help people navigate California and federal cannabis laws. The Margolin Guide is used as an official course book at Oaksterdam University, helping students stay compliant, understand their constitutional rights, and learn to have successful encounters with law enforcement.

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