City of Seattle Buffer Law

Last week the City of Seattle instituted a new policy regarding the 1000 foot buffer rule for marijuana businesses. These changes help, and hurt, those in the industry depending on what type of license is held. Here are the final conditions: For Any 502 business/license: 1000 feet from any elementary school, secondary school, or playground…

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WSLCB Proposed Changes Based on Comments

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“WSLCB”) has released new information about proposed rule changes. These changes are meant to accommodate testimony gathered from the public through a series of public hearings across Washington State. A final public hearing on the proposed rules will take place February 10, 2016 and, if adopted, the rules…

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Number of Stores Increased By the WSLCB

WSLCB Statement On December 16, 2015, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“WSLCB”) released a statement that they will be adding 222 new retail marijuana licenses. This number came as a result of an analysis of the marijuana market throughout Washington State, taking in mind the closure of all medical dispensaries and collective gardens…

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Case Law Update (State v Rose)

Division III Court of Appeals State v. Rose: The Court found that I502, decriminalizing the possession by persons age 21 and older of small amounts of marijuana and marijuana related drug paraphernalia applied to pending prosecutions for possession, notwithstanding Washington’s general criminal prosecution saving statute. The Court found that the statute fairly conveys a legislative…

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Case Law Update, Week Ending 7-31-15

The following criminal cases of note were decided during the last week: Federal Law Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Robinson v Lewis: The panel asked the California Supreme Court to resolve a question of state law that the Ninth Circuit has long struggled to answer, observing that this struggle absorbs appellate and district court resources.…

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City of Kent v. Cobb | Is 5 ng. Arbitrary?

The Washington Supreme Court is sending Kent v Cobb back to Division I to examine Due Process and whether the I-502 statute violates constitutional rights because it fails to ·provide notice that conduct was unlawful when courts applied and interpreted it in an arbitrary manner. “…a person cannot know when his conduct passes from lawful driving after consuming a small…

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Case Law Update

  The following criminal cases of note were decided during the last week: Federal Law Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals United States v. Guzman-Ibarrez: The panel vacated a conviction and sentence for illegal reentry after deportation or removal in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1326 and remanded for the district court to consider whether the…

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Case Law Update, Week ending 7-3-15

The following criminal cases of note were decided during the last week: Federal Law United States Supreme Court Glossip v. Gross: In an opinion authored by Justice Alito and joined by the Chief Justice and Justices Scalia, Kennedy, and Thomas, the Court found that Oklahoma death-row inmates §1983 claim failed to establish a likelihood of…

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