Ryan Ewing – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Team Leader

As Team Leader for Steptoe & Johnson’s Cannabis Counsel, Ryan Dunne Ewing represents numerous cannabis organizations through a comprehensive understanding of the cannabis industry, a proactive approach to regulation and corporate compliance, and a demonstrated ability to apply his first-hand cannabis knowledge and experience in furthering his clients’ business.  Ryan regularly represents corporate vertically-integrated cannabis growers, processors, and wholesale dispensaries, and he is the acting General Counsel to numerous wholesale, resale, and retail producers/brokers of hemp and hemp products throughout the eastern United States.

Ryan regularly counsels his clients on an ever-changing regulatory landscape, including the interstate sale of hemp and hemp products under the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills and the marketing, labeling, and sale of CBD and Delta-8 THC products.  Experienced in all facets of the cannabis industry, Ryan provides thoughtful counsel on everything from making application for a hemp license or medical cannabis permit to guidance on day-to-day operations and compliance obligations for growers, processors, and dispensaries.

Related Matters

  • Acting General Counsel to international vertically-integrated medical cannabis organization.
  • Acting General Counsel to wholesale distributor of Delta-8 THC products in six states.
  • Represented the largest wholesale distributor of CBD/hemp products throughout Appalachia.


Address & Contacts


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