Garrett Davey | Associate | Marijuana lawyer

Garrett Davey


Garrett Davey is an Associate in the Cannabis Law practice group at Greenspoon Marder LLP.  Mr. Davey has experience advising American Indian tribes on cannabis issues, including drafting tribal resolutions, ordinances, and regulatory programs for hemp and medical marijuana. He has successfully negotiated on behalf of tribal entity with the state regulatory agency, state university, and tribal government to plant the first major tribal hemp research crop in the southwestern United States.

Mr. Davey has operated as general counsel for American Indian tribal governments advising council members on a variety of litigation, transactional, and compliance issues and for economic arms of American Indian tribes, including tribal energy development entities, tribal housing authorities, on a variety of issues including personnel policies, employment matters, enrollment matters, and tribal departments’ scope of authority under tribal law.

Court Admissions

  • Federal District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Federal District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Yankton Sioux Tribal Court
  • Federal District Court for the District of Arizona (pro hac vice)

Bar Admissions

  • Denver
  • New Mexico *Pending Admission


  • J.D., University of Denver – Sturm College of Law, 2016
  • M.A., European History, University of Kansas, 2012
  • M.S., Secondary Education and Teaching, PACE University, 2007
  • B.A., English, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2004

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers, Denver Indian Law Clinic

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Cultivation Challenges & Solutions for Tribes,” Hemp Industries Association Annual Conference, November 2018
  • Speaker, “Wisconsin Tribe Reaches Historic Settlement,” Medical Marijuana Radio, July 2018
  • Speaker, “Marijuana’s Controversial Cousin: Hemp.” Native America Calling, February 2018
  • Speaker, “Cannabis and Business on Notice,” Native America Calling, January 2018
  • Guest Lecture, “Nature and the State in the Third Reich,” University of Kansas, 2013
  • Guest Lecture, “Benito Mussolini and the Fascist Power Grab,” University of Kansas, 2010


  • Co-Author, “Tribes & Cannabis: Seeking Parity with States and Consultation and Agreement From the U.S. Government,” Federal Lawyer Magazine, April 2017
  • Author, Court Report, Rock-Koshkonong Lake Dist. v. State Dep’t of Natural Res., University of Denver Water Law Review, Spring 2014
  • Co-Author, Book Review, “The Columbia River Treaty Revisited: Transboundary River Governance in the Face of Uncertainty,” University of Denver Water Law Review, Spring 2014

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