Robert Jappie is Head of Cannabis Law at Mackrell Turner Garrett. Since the launch of the UK’s first dedicated Cannabis Law department last year, Robert has become a leading and well-respected legal expert within the UK’s fast-growing cannabis industries.
He is currently advising a number of established CBD businesses in the UK and Europe. He has also been appointed as European counsel to a number of international CBD and Medicinal Cannabis corporations.
In addition to advising business, Robert is also heavily involved in shaping the UK’s cannabis regulatory regime. He was recently in Brussels presenting to the European Commission’s working group on Novel Foods on behalf of the Cannabis Trades Association. He is also instructed to mount a challenge under the Human Rights Act on behalf of medicinal cannabis patients in respect of the limited access to medicinal cannabis in the UK.
In recent months, Robert has toured Nevada and Colorado to investigate the cannabis industry in the US, been quoted in numerous national newspapers and appeared on a number of national radio stations to discuss cannabis regulation in the UK.
From his previous work at Release and his Mackrell International connections in the US and Canada, Robert has a unique insight into the complexities of global drug policy and law.