• Medical Marijuana In Washington State: Will Seattle Lead Us?

      In the spring of 2011, the Washington State legislature passed Senate Bill 5073 to regulate marijuana for medical use. But based on concerns with how the federal government would respond to that Bill, then Governor Christine Gregoire vetoed those portions of the Bill that would have legalized marijuana for medical use and created a licensed and transparent chain of distribution ...

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    • Cannabis Legalization: Whatever Happened To Democracy?

      Occasionally, the epic battle between marijuana and the repeal of its prohibition shifts from the Federal government to the locals. In How To Handle A Neighbor Who Wants To Shut Down Your Cannabis Business we wrote about how how marijuana businesses should deal with “Not in My Back Yard” neighbors, but what we did not mention in that post is that the worst NIMBYs are cities and counties.

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  • Marijuana Taxes In Washington State And How To Comply

    … This is a guest post by tax lawyer, James Hunt. The Washington Liquor Control Board (“LCB”) issued 67 penalties and warnings between May to Mid-October to cannabis businesses. Of the 67 notices, about two-thirds (66%) were in regard to taxes. Because the LCB is responsible for administering the Marijuana Excise Tax, I assume these warnings were…

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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.

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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.

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  • 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…

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  • Marijuana Bars: Makes Sense to Us

    …).” Though Club Ned is a small a victory for marijuana tourism in Colorado, it can hold only thirty people at a time and it appears to be the only legally sanctioned club of its kind in the entire state. Washington has been even tougher than Colorado with recreational cannabis clubs. Almost immediately after the passage of Initiative 502…

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  • 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…

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