Colorado Criminal Defense - Medical Marijuana Business Consultations
Warren and the law books.About Us
"Here at Edson, Maytin & Matz LLP, we believe that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance.
"We are committed to
meeting those needs and providing the most up-to-date
information available. 
"Edson, Maytin & Matz LLP welcomes the opportunity to earn your trust, offering you the best service in the industry."
-- Warren Edson.
* University of Denver Law School Graduate
* One of the organizers of Colorado's Medical Marijuana Law, Amendment 20
* Member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
* Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Warren speaking at the Aspen Norml Conference* Speaker, 2007  Key West NORML Conference
* Speaker, 2008, 2009. 2010. 2011 Aspen NORML Legal Conference
* Moderator, Aspen NORML Legal Conference 2006 & 2007
Warren lecturing about Colorado's
medical marijuana law.
* Two-time winner,  NORML Legal Committee Scholarship
Warren in the News:

* Westword articles about the Denver City Council's changes to local medical marijuana laws.123
* Watch as the Boulder police return stolen marijuana to Warren, on behalf of his client, a medical marijuana dispensary owner:
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Fox 31 News return of Medical Marijuana.mp4
Fox 31 News video of the Boulder Police department returning medical marijuana to New Options Wellness Center.
Warren at the Portland Norml Conference
July 2009 CDPHE hearing.
Warren Edson testifies before the state health board concerning medical marijuana.
(Below:) Warren Edson lecturing at the NORML 2010 Aspen Legal Seminar.
Warren speaking at the Aspen Norml Legal Conference
Lauren Wolpin Maytin on CSNBC."Born and raised in southeastern Virginia, my family started bringing me, as a child, to Colorado in 1975. That exposure began my love affair with the mountains -- and Aspen in particular. I moved to Colorado in 1989 to attend the University of Colorado, Boulder. After undergraduate school, I lived briefly in Crested Butte and enjoyed life as a skier. Later, I attended the University of Denver, College of Law.  From 1999 until 2002, I practiced as a Colorado Deputy State Public Defender, working throughout the state. I moved to New York for a short time, and then Aspen, delving into complex, mass tort litigation, which focused on illnesses caused by asbestos, for a large NY-based law firm, and began taking on criminal cases again for my own boutique firm.  I am a lifetime member of NORML and was the John Flowers Mark NORML Scholarship winner in 2001.  I have committed my life to representing those accused of a crime, people in need of an attorney well versed in the constitution. My practice focuses primarily on criminal defense work and the counseling caregivers, patients, doctors, growers, dispensary owners, and landlords on all facets of Colorado's medical marijuana laws. I am on the Board of Directors for Colorado NORML and am an active member of the NLC, CCDB, CBA and ABOR."


* Aspen Times article and Aspen Daily News article about Pitkin County licensing medical marijuana businesses.

Lauren Wolpin Maytin lecturing at the Portland Norml Conference.
Lauren Matyin speaking at a panel at the 2011 National NORML Conference in Denver, CO.
Lauren Wolpin Maytin on 4/20 in Denver.
Lauren Maytin surveying the 2011 4/20 rally in Denver, CO.

Chris Matz, Esq.Known for his fierce dedication to his clients, Chris Matz has the expertise to handle the cases which do not – or cannot – settle. He succeeds by employing consistent – and dogged – cross-examination of adverse testimony. Matz has over ten years of trial experience, handling all types of criminal cases: felony, misdemeanor, DUI/DUID, domestic violence and drug offenses. He works with medical marijuana dispensaries, helping them start-up their businesses and comply with state laws – employing the same commitment and attention to detail with which he’s assisted noted bars and  liquor licensees in the Denver area. Additionally, Matz consults on business and family law matters: e.g., child custody and divorce.
State Bar of Colorado; Colorado Bar Association; Denver Bar Association; Colorado Criminal Defense Bar; NORML Legal Committee.
Bar Information
United States District Courts of Colorado; Admitted to Colorado Bar 1999.

Dennis L. Blewitt, Of Counsel, brings 40 years of legal experience to the table, having worked with the top trial lawyers in the nation. His Boulder-based practice encompasses corporate, business, and civil rights matters, in addition to criminal matters in several jurisdictions. Blewitt has also worked as an Instructor of Crime and Delinquency at the University of Colorado, and as a writer on criminal justice issues.

 “Edson, Maytin and Matz has been on the cutting edge of fighting the State power in the War on Drugs and have stood for common sense and justice,” says Blewitt. “I felt that my principles best fit with theirs.”

“I respect Dennis’ commitment to, not only his clients, but to the Constitution,” says Warren C. Edson, who co-initiated Amendment 20, the ballot measure which became Colorado’s medical marijuana law.

“My partners, Lauren Maytin and Chris Matz, agree with me that Dennis complements our present work and identity: He brings traditional legal values as well as forward-thinking vision.”

Below are a couple of Dennis’ columns, featuring his gonzo perspective:


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