Slinde Nelson Stanford
Toll Free: 866 601 9440 Portland: 866 280 7562 Seattle: 206 237 0020

Posts tagged "Marijuana Law"

I 502 Marijuana Law Update: Taxation Legality Challenged

One of the most widely used arguments for recreational marijuana legalization is now being challenged as violation of federal law. A lawsuit recently filed in Washington asks whether Washington State can legally tax an activity that is illegal under federal law.

Marijuana Law: Oregon Court to Weigh State vs. Federal Law

A few weeks ago we wrote about local moratoriums on medical marijuana sales in Oregon. As with Washington's recreational marijuana regulations, cities in Oregon were given the choice to enact local one-year bans on medical marijuana dispensaries. As the deadline to enact the bans passed yesterday, Oregon's resistance to medical marijuana became clear. More than 150 cities and counties decided to enact the bans. Though some chose to ban the dispensaries reluctantly, others were firm in their opposition, even claiming the moratoriums do not go far enough.

Oregon Marijuana Law Experiencing Familiar Resistance

It turns out Oregon and Washington have a lot in common when it comes to marijuana law. While our neighbors to the north have been making headlines with recreational marijuana legalization, Oregon too is becoming a bit more welcoming to marijuana in certain respects. Though we are a long way from effectively legalizing marijuana, the Oregon Legislature recently sanctioned retail medical marijuana dispensaries. Unfortunately, as Washington has already learned, this leniency rarely comes without complication.

I 502 Marijuana Law Update: Lottery Process for Retail Licensing

The extremely limiting zoning requirements surrounding Washington's recreational marijuana law have been well documented here and elsewhere. To summarize, these zoning provisions are so restrictive that there are very few places in Washington that recreational marijuana sales will be allowed. Recently, it seems as if this problem has come to a head.

Marijuana Law Update: Industry booming in Denver

We've spent a great deal of time discussing the limitations of Washington's I-502 regulations, but it wouldn't be worth talking about if the recreational marijuana industry weren't extremely promising. Washington businesses looking to enter the market need look no further than Colorado to see that promise coming to fruition.

I 502 Marijuana Law Update: Producer Regulations Change

As promised in our previous I-502 Marijuana Law coverage, the recreational marijuana regulations in Washington continue to change.  This time, what's changed is the limits on the area Producer licensees may grow marijuana.

I 502 Marijuana Law Series: Tax Benefit for Double Licensees

For this entry in our I-502 Marijuana Law Series we'd like to highlight the potential tax benefits for entrants into the marijuana production and processing market.

I 502 Marijuana Law Series: Medical Marijuana

For the second entry in our I-502 Marijuana Law series we wanted to touch on the differences between medical marijuana sales and recreational sales in Washington, and the negative effect I-502 may have on medical marijuana businesses. If you missed it, check out our first entry on zoning for recreational sales here.

I 502 Marijuana Law Series: Zoning

Location, location, location. If you're thinking of opening any business, you'll likely begin by asking yourself "where?" For the first entry in our I-502 series, we'd like to shed a light on some of the zoning challenges the I-502 marijuana law poses for new businesses in Washington.

Washington Marijuana Law (I-502) blog series

Marijuana will undoubtedly become a great new frontier for entrepreneurs if it continues to trend toward legalization in the United States. In Colorado, marijuana sales topped $5 Million in the first week sales became legal. 

SNS

Slinde Nelson Stanford
111 Southwest 5th Avenue Suite 1940
Portland, OR 97204

Portland Law Office Map | E-mail
Phone: 866 280 7562

Slinde Nelson Stanford
601 Union Street, Suite 2600
Seattle, WA 98101
Seattle Law Office Map | E-mail
Phone: 206 237 0020

Blog
What's New at SNS
Go