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    Biography

    As Team Leader for Steptoe & Johnson’s Cannabis Counsel, Ryan Dunne Ewing represents numerous cannabis organizations through a comprehensive understanding of the cannabis industry, a proactive approach to regulation and corporate compliance, and a demonstrated ability to apply his first-hand cannabis knowledge and experience in furthering his clients’ business.  Ryan regularly represents corporate vertically-integrated cannabis growers, processors, and wholesale dispensaries, and he is the acting General Counsel to numerous wholesale, resale, and retail producers/brokers of hemp and hemp products throughout the eastern United States.

    Ryan regularly counsels his clients on an ever-changing regulatory landscape, including the interstate sale of hemp and hemp products under the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills and the marketing, labeling, and sale of CBD and Delta-8 THC products.  Experienced in all facets of the cannabis industry, Ryan provides thoughtful counsel on everything from making application for a hemp license or medical cannabis permit to guidance on day-to-day operations and compliance obligations for growers, processors, and dispensaries.

    Memberships & Awards

    Professional
    Global Top 200 Cannabis Attorneys, Cannabis Law Report
    Executive Editor, Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law
    Published Contributor, The National Law Review
    CALI Award, Mining Law
    CALI Award, Urban Sprawl and the Law

    Key Experience

    Acting General Counsel to international vertically-integrated medical cannabis organization
    Acting General Counsel to wholesale distributor of Delta-8 THC products in six states
    Represented the largest wholesale distributor of CBD/hemp products throughout Appalachia

    Work Experience

    2016 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2015 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

    Speaking Engagements

    "Cannabis Rockets Ahead," Artisan Spirits Magazine, January, 2020

    “The Regulation of Hemp and CBD,” The Kentucky Symposium on Hemp and CBD, November, 2019

    “Banking Cannabis in West Virginia, Caution Abounds,” Community Bankers of West Virginia, October, 2019