Lauren Vazquez, Esq
Professor: Legal Business Structures, Legal 101, Civics 102
Lauren Vazquez is the lawyer that legalized cannabis in California. She is a pioneering cannabis business attorney and civil rights activist who has worked for over a decade to end cannabis prohibition and advance alternatives to the failed war on drugs. She has advised numerous cannabis companies and organizations. Lauren graduated Santa Clara University School of Law in 2009 and entered private practice in 2011. Lauren has been a Professor at Oaksterdam University since 2011 and previously served as the National Deputy Director of Communications for the Marijuana Policy Project. In 2016, Lauren was a Senior Advisor and statewide leader of the successful Prop 64 Campaign that legalized cannabis in California. She now assists cannabis businesses with licensing and regulatory compliance and enjoys helping people achieve their cannabis dreams.