Senate Bill 5052, signed by Governor Inslee in April, makes several changes to the state’s medical cannabis law, including drastically reducing the amount of cannabis patients can possess and cultivate, establishing a patient registry and closing down dispensaries.
In response, a team of attorneys, with the help of the nonprofit organization Sensible Washington, announced last month that they will be filing a series of lawsuits to injunct, and eventually overturn this new law (which takes full effect on July 1st, 2016).
To help fund the immense costs of trying to overturn a law passed by the state, the group setup a GoFundMe campaign seeking donations from those willing to help fund the legal challenge.
In just one months time, the group has already raised $11,456 from 118 people and organizations, with donations still coming in.
The attorneys working on the lawsuits include Sensible Washington Founder and criminal defense attorney Douglass Hiatt, attorney Jeffrey Steinborn who has over 45 years of legal experience, and attorney Arron Pelley of Pelley law LLC.