Damian J. Nassiri is the founding partner of NASSIRI LAW, INC., a law firm headquartered in Orange, California. NASSIRI LAW, INC. does business as "CANNABIS LAW GROUP. Mr. Nassiri serves as general legal counsel to over 100 medical marijuana collectives in Southern California. He consults with qualified patients who are looking for legal advice on how to start and run a collective in compliance with state law. Mr. Nassiri heads up the law firm's medical marijuana advocacy and litigation group. The goal of CANNABIS LAW GROUP is to fight to ensure that seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes."
Mr. Nassiri's practice focuses on a wide range of medical marijuana issues, including medical marijuana incorporation, which services collectives, growers, mobile dispensaries and doctors. In addition, Mr. Nassiri consults with and represents medical marijuana collectives in civil litigation against cities and municipalities, with respect to their medical marijuana ordinances. This area of civil litigation necessarily involves cutting edge constitutional law, zoning and land use issues.
Mr. Nassiri has helped several collectives set up shop and run their dispensary in compliance with the Compassionate Use Act (Proposition 215), the Medical Marijuana Program Act ("MMPA" also known as SB420), the Attorney General's Guidelines, as well as the California case law interpreting these statutes. He is a tireless champion for the patients' fight to have safe access to medical marijuana.
Mr. Nassiri has represented medical marijuana collectives in civil litigation, including clients involved in the landmark medical marijuana case against the City of Lake Forest, in which the Court of Appeal ruled that cities and counties cannot ban collectives. Mr. Nassiri has represented other medical marijuana dispensaries in lawsuits against other cities in Southern California, including lawsuits against the cities of Los Angeles, Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, Westminster and Hesperia. Mr. Nassiri has also had success stopping evictions filed by landlords against medical marijuana collective tenants.
Mr. Nassiri is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice in all Courts in the State of California. He is also an active member of the American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, National Association of Consumer Attorneys and the Robert Banyard Inn of Court.
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), 1992-1996
USC School of Pharmacy, 1999-2000
Western State College of Law, 2000-2003