Canyon Professional Building

595 Canyon Boulevard

Boulder, CO 80302


About the Law Office of Craig Small


Mr. Small is a Past President of the Boulder County Bar Association and is an active member of the Colorado Bar Association and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.


Mr. Small was appointed by the Governor of Colorado to participate in the Amendment 64 Marijuana Task force. The members of the A64 Marijuana Task Force were charged with finding practical and pragmatic solutions to the challenges of implementing Amendment 64 while at all times respecting the diverse perspectives that each member brought to the work of the Task Force. The Task Force's job was to respect the will of the voters of Colorado in implementing Colorado retail marijuana law.



Areas of Practice:



Bar Admissions:

  • Colorado, 2009
  • California, 2007



Classes / Seminars / Panels:

Here are some of the different events where Craig shares his knowledge.


"Recreational Marijuana Business Law in Colorado" Seminar with the National Business Institute - October 24, 2016. Details here


"Business Licensing Difficulties, Lending Pitfalls, Taxation Hurdles, and More" by the National Business Institute - May 1, 2015.


"Learn the Ins and Outs of the New Colorado Recreational Cannabis Law" by the National Business Institute - May 8, 2014.


"Legal and Risk Management Issues in the Marijuana Industry" by the Cannabis Summit - March 19 & March 20, 2015.


"Medical Marijuana Legal Issues" by the National Business Institute - September 18, 2014.


“Marijuana Business Regulation” by the Boulder County Bar Association: Business Law Section - November 19, 2013.


“From Medical Marijuana To Recreational Marijuana….What does this entail?” by the Clover Leaf Cannabis Business Symposium - May, 2013


“A64 Business Symposium: Task Force Recommendations.” by the Clover Leaf Cannabis Business Symposium - March, 2013


“Legal Marijuana – What Does This Mean For Colorado?” by The Da Vinci Institute “Night With a Futurist” series - January, 2013


“Medical Marijuana - Legislative Update Spring 2011” by the Colorado Bar Association -June 2011


“Medical Marijuana Attorney Panel Discussion, Legislative Wrap-Up” by the Cannabis Therapy Institute - May 2011


“How Patients, Caregivers and Dispensaries Can Protect Themselves” by the Cannabis Therapy Institute - April 2011


“Attorney Panel Discussion on Medical Marijuana” by the Cannabis Therapy Institute - May 2010


Various medical marijuana compliance seminars with the Cannabis Therapy Institute - 2009-2010


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Professional Associations and Memberships:


Boulder County Bar Association, Board of Director / Past President


Colorado Bar Association, Member


National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Member, 2009 - Present


NORML Legal Committee, Member, 2009-Present


Colorado NORML, Board of Director



Pro Bono Activities:


Klein Legal Assistance Clinic for the Homeless (KLACH): 2011 - Present


Boulder County Legal Services, Pro Se Clinic: 2009 - Present


Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley: 2009 - Present


Metro Volunteer Lawyers: 2009 - 2011





Mr. Small attended Syracuse University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. Upon graduation, Mr. Small relocated to the Roaring Fork Valley, working as an information technology consultant for several years. Wanting to combine his expertise in technology and interest in law, Mr. Small pursued his Juris Doctorate at Golden Gate University in San Francisco and continued his law education with a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Law. During that period, he interned with several law firms including the Thai Intellectual Property Law and International Trade Court in Bangkok, Thailand.


As a longtime resident of the Roaring Fork Valley before embarking on his law education, Mr. Small was happy to return to the state that he loves. He started the Law Office of Craig Small to offer his legal services to the local and state communities that share the same values he holds; honesty, integrity and commitment to excellence.


In his free time, Mr. Small enjoys telemark skiing, reading science fiction/fantasy and hockey (as a player and a fan).



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