Since 2008, Ariel has guided her cannabis clients through the ever-changing and complex labyrinth of rules, laws and regulations governing medical and adult-use cannabis. These clients include licensed dispensaries, growers and manufacturers in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois and Michigan. Ariel founded and became the chair of the Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force. Dedicated to finding a workable alternative to Prop D, the task force’s mission included establishing fair regulations for each of the cannabis industry’s various components, protecting and promoting diversity of the cannabis industry and creating an economic climate in which everyone, from the government to the citizenry, benefits. Ariel earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is an active member of the National Cannabis Bar Association, California State Bar and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. She serves on the board of California NORML, the policy committee of the California Grower’s Association and is a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association and the California Cannabis Industry Association.