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About Us

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Rice, Luxon & Bolster-Grant, LLP (RLBG Law) was established in 2018 when three of the preeminent cannabis experts in Santa Cruz, California brought together their unique skillsets to form a law firm focused on the cannabis industry. RLBG Law provides services in the following practice areas:

  • cannabis licensing and regulation
  • land use
  • environmental law
  • real estate
  • criminal defense
  • intellectual property
  • mediation

Have cannabis law questions in California?
We are the experts.

Ben Rice is one of Santa Cruz County’s most well known criminal defense attorneys and also represents numerous cannabis businesses and organizations. He is one of the first attorneys to argue and win a medical cannabis case in court.

Trevor Luxon has practiced law in Santa Cruz County since 2011, with an emphasis on cannabis compliance and regulation at both the State and local level. He also offers general business services such as contracts, IP, business formations, and leases.

Robin Bolster-Grant is the former Santa Cruz County Cannabis Licensing Officer, and essentially “wrote the book” on cannabis licensing in Santa Cruz County. As a former County Planner, she is extremely well versed in all County building codes and environmental regulations. As a result of this experience, she can help clients navigate this extremely complex process.

Ben Rice Cannabis Lawyer Santa Cruz California
Ben Rice
Trevor Luxon Cannabis Lawyer Santa Cruz California
Trevor Luxon


  • Ben has been a guardian angel to some of our students that faced legal challenges and financial barriers. He has been an ethical and trustworthy partner to our students and a staunch advocate on their behalf. I am grateful for his service and successful outcomes for our students

    Pablo G. Retuerin
    Executive Director, Retention Services and Educational Opportunities Program (EOP), UC Santa Cruz
  • Ben Rice is one of the most experienced medical marijuana attorneys in the country. His depth of knowledge and expertise concerning California’s medical marijuana laws, and his ability to navigate the complex legal and political landscape surrounding the issue are unsurpassed. Ben is a fiercely committed advocate for medical marijuana patients and those who care for them. Ben has litigated cases as co-counsel with the National ACLU, and we regularly refer clients with medical marijuana questions to him, for the simple reason that he is the very best at what he does.

    Allen Hopper, Esq.
    Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Director ACLU Northern California
  • Having seen him in court and doing the preparation work for hearings and trials, I have recommended Ben Rice to several friends, family members, and just people in need of representation — some innocent; some guilty. In every instance, Ben‘s representation has resulted in better outcomes than I would have expected knowing the local court scene.

    Mike Rotkin
    Five-time Santa Cruz Mayor