Washington

  • Vote Against Marijuana Taxes in Washington

    The proposed vote measure is so silly and so meaningless that until this week it had received virtually no media play. But on one level it matters. On Washington State voting ballots this year, there is an advisory vote — Advisory Vote No. 8 to be exact — on whether Washington State cannabis businesses should receive tax breaks to which they are technically required.

    20 readers - Canna Law Blog™
  • Is Your Condominium Rental Restriction Amendment Enforceable?

    As you may have heard, a recent Washington State Division One appellate court case ruled that at least 90% voter approval is required for new act condominiums to adopt an amendment that imposes leasing restrictions. The case is Filmore LLP v. Unit Owners Association of Centre Pointe Condominium, 333 P.3d 498, Wash. App. Div.

    12 readers - Dean Martin/ Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog
    • Symbolism in the Modern American Courtroom

      This article will address some of the common symbolism found in the modern American courtroom and answers common questions such as, why does a judge wears a black robe? Why is the judge’s bench elevated? This article will address some of the traditions and symbolism present in a typical American courtroom.
      4 readers - Ohio DUI | OVI Blog
    • Marijuana Bars: Makes Sense to Us

      Washington and Colorado both prohibit consuming marijuana in public. In both states, consuming marijuana in most hotels, clubs, and bars is also generally forbidden due to both public consumption and general smoking laws. And don’t even think about using marijuana at the retail storefronts from which you buy it as doing that could jeopardize the dispensary’s license.
      4 readers - Hilary Bricken/ Canna Law Blog™
    • Cannabis Promises to Keep

      For most of our clients in Illinois, Nevada, and Washington, the heady days of applying for state marijuana business licenses are behind them. These states have either reviewed or are still reviewing the application submissions, which included operating plans and financials and criminal histories.
      4 readers - Robert Mcvay/ Canna Law Blog™

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    • Faux Hershey Settles

      … Hershey Company has settled the trademark infringement lawsuit it filed in June against TinctureBelle, LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC, Colorado based marijuana-candy companies. Hershey claimed consumers would be confused by the similarities between marijuana-infused chocolate products and popular Hershey favorites. Other included claims…

      1 readers - JETLaw
    • Two of Every Kind of Tax Giveaway

      … of some state political observers. But religious objections aside, Beshear is not so different from virtually every other governor in the country in being all too eager to throw public money at private companies. Take Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) of Nevada, who recently pledged $1.25 billion in tax cuts to Tesla Motors for a billion-dollar battery factory…

      2 readers - Sebastian Johnson/ Tax Justice Blog
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    • Cannabis Promises to Keep

      … For most of our clients in Illinois, Nevada, and Washington, the heady days of applying for state marijuana business licenses are behind them. These states have either reviewed or are still reviewing the application submissions, which included operating plans and financials and criminal histories. In those applications, especially in competitive…

      4 readers - Robert Mcvay/ Canna Law Blog™
    • Symbolism in the Modern American Courtroom

      … be traced to Thomas Jefferson. She writes, “[a]s an ardent supporter of modest republican citizenship, Jefferson was against “any needless official apparel,” especially “the monstrous wig which makes the English judges look like rats peeping through bunches of oakum.” It is believed that by 1801, when John Marshall became chief justice, the justices were…

      4 readers - Ohio DUI | OVI Blog
    • Lawsuit To Stop Cities From Banning Marijuana

      … Tomorrow our cannabis lawyers will be in Chelan County Superior Court arguing to stop the City of Wenatchee from banning marijuana dispensaries within its city limits. To grossly summarize, our position is that because Washington voters chose to legalize marijuana throughout the entire state, no city should be able to override that vote…

      3 readers - Canna Law Blog™
    • Marijuana Bars: Makes Sense to Us

      … Washington and Colorado both prohibit consuming marijuana in public. In both states, consuming marijuana in most hotels, clubs, and bars is also generally forbidden due to both public consumption and general smoking laws. And don’t even think about using marijuana at the retail storefronts from which you buy it as doing that could jeopardize…

      4 readers - Hilary Bricken/ Canna Law Blog™
    • On The Separation of Church and Pot

      …, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, and Oregon, in addition to Washington. If churches are added to Washington’s “1,000-foot-list,” cannabis businesses would almost never be permitted to open based on available space. If legalized cannabis is to have any chance of defeating black and gray market cannabis, we need more cannabis…

      3 readers - Hilary Bricken/ Canna Law Blog™
    • High Times in Trade Secrets

      … their pets. There are doggie day spas, specialty cat foods, and pet therapists. Legalization of marijuana is a highly controversial political issue. Twenty-three states have already passed some form of marijuana decriminalization law. Colorado and Washington have essentially made cannabis as legal as alcohol for people over twenty-one. At least…

      2 readers - Anthony Orler/ Trading Secrets
    • Illinois MMJ: Some Cities Comply with State Law, Others Defy It

      … With such a hodgepodge of marijuana laws and policies among states, cities, and towns, it’s hard to resist juxtaposing a few from time to time. Such recent posts include “Oregon and Washington: A Tale of Two Recreational Marijuana Laws” and “Our Nation’s Capital: Marijuana Microcosm.” Today we focus on two Illinois municipalities: East Peoria…

      3 readers - Rebecca Millican/ Canna Law Blog™
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