Pot Brothers at Law
He began his college career at Cerritos Junior College and transferred to UCLA where he graduated with a degree in Political Science. Once he graduated he made the decision to go to Law School and enrolled at Western State University in Fullerton, CA where he successfully passed the California State Bar Exam on his 1stattempt.
Over the next 5 years Craig worked at several different law firms practicing litigation. He worked long hours preparing successful cases for his bosses with little recognition in return. Fed up for not reaping the fruits of his labor, Craig decided to open his own Law Firm. He continued on to practice business litigation, workers compensation law, and personal injury cases. Through word of mouth he became very successful.
In the year 2000, Craig and his little brother Marc began to work in the same office but separately operated their own law firms. Craig, having more experience than his brother, mentored Marc for several years before they decided to join forces, becoming The Pot Brothers at Law. It was Craig’s son Jarrett who influenced him to concentrate on cannabis law. Jarrett wanted to start a business in the marijuana industry leaving Craig and his brother Marc determined to learn all they could to prepare him, ensuring he stayed compliant with the law.
When Craig is not working or spending time with his children, he and his wife, spend their free time with his motorcycle club, The Horsemen; riding, hanging out or giving back to the community through toy drives or donations to children organizations. Another hobby close to Craig’s heart is shooting his favorite gun, the 9mm Browning Semi Automatic, one of the safest guns available.
With over 30 years of legal experience and extensive knowledge regarding cannabis laws, Craig continues to utilize the platforms he’s helped develop to educate and advocate for others who wish to professionally and legally work in the cannabis industry.
Instead of returning to UC Irvine, he chose to attend 4 different community colleges, cramming 3 years of schooling into just 1 ½ years. Realizing his full potential, Marc’s focus shifted from The Arts to Law. He made the decision to take the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) and enrolled at Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, CA. Marc had completed several college courses in the past, but his strength in academics was not apparent until Law School. It was the fear of failure that pushed him to excel, spending countless hours studying in the Law Library. Resulting from his commitment to succeed, he became an honor student, won an American Jurisprudence Award for legal writing, and completed Law School in just 2 ½ years. Marc’s next step was to take The California State Bar exam, which was more of a challenge; passing the test on his third attempt. His experience is documented in his semi autobiographical film, Triple Latte. Marc was sworn in June, 1996 and became an attorney; while that same year, Prop 215 passed in California.
Rather than work for a big law firm, Marc opened his own law office and began practicing criminal defense. Aligning his legal achievements with the passing of Prop 215, the majority of cases were related to those wrongly accused of marijuana crimes under the new law.
Over the next 20 years, Marc divided his time between his law practice, making movies, and starting a family. In 1996 he and his best friend David Cohen established Res Ipsa Production and produced his play ‘Terminal’ which Marc had written years earlier. It ran at the McCadden Theater in Hollywood for an entire month before premiering on the big screen at the Bare Bones International Film Festival in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Marc continued producing, writing, and acting for several projects; all of which are noted on his IMDB page: Marc Wasserman.
Today, Marc is one ½ of the business Pot Brothers at Law, which was co-founded with his brother Craig, and he is 1 of 4 that make up the Cannabis Talk 101 team. Marc is married and currently has 3 children. His background in the arts combined with his legal expertise has contributed to the successful development of various platforms utilized for advocacy and education regarding the laws surrounding cannabis. Through these platforms, Marc continues to help spread awareness while showing the public that you can be a professional and work in the cannabis industry.