Husch Blackwell

Husch Blackwell has a long track record in counseling those engaged in research and commercialization of novel—and controversial—therapies. We were one of the first large national law firms to establish a practice group devoted to cannabis, and as the utility and acceptance of psychedelic therapies have gained a foothold across the medical community, our firm is once again at the forefront in developing a multidisciplinary team to represent clients in this growing area of treatment.

Similar to the early days of the medical cannabis movement, psychedelic drugs such as MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, ketamine, and DMT are emerging in a complex and difficult legal and regulatory environment that can frustrate efforts to develop new therapies. Our team guides researchers, manufacturers, investors, clinicians, and other participants around and through the myriad obstacles that result from the patchwork of state and federal laws regulating Schedule I controlled substances, including the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), Money Laundering Control Act (MLCA), various criminal statutes that cover the sale and consumption of psychedelics, and various state legal and regulatory regimes.

Our People

Karen Luong  - Husch Blackwell

Karen Luong  – Husch Blackwell

Karen is a founding member of the psychedelic law practice group at Husch Blackwell.  With over sixteen years of experience …

Natasha V. Sumner - Husch Blackwell

Natasha V. Sumner – Husch Blackwell

A co-founder and co-leader of the firm’s Psychedelics and Emerging Therapies Practice Group, Natasha advises clients on the regulatory matters …

Curt J. Chase - Husch Blackwell

Curt J. Chase – Husch Blackwell

Curt has developed a national healthcare practice providing transactional, regulatory and compliance guidance for hospitals, physicians and other types of …

Hilary Bricken  - Husch Blackwell

Hilary Bricken – Husch Blackwell

With a passion for organizational growth, Hilary advises clients in the cannabis, healthcare, and life sciences spaces on transactions, regulatory …

Kimberly I. Chew - Husch Blackwell

Kimberly I. Chew – Husch Blackwell

Kimberly is a leading member of the psychedelic law practice group at Husch Blackwell. As a former research scientist for …

Address & Contacts


300 S. Grand Ave., Suite 1500 Los Angeles, CA 90071