Firms File Multiple Complaints Against Seattle Mayor to Protect Cannabis Patient’s Rights

seattleFour attorneys representing three different law firms have filed suit to stop Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s crackdown on patients and purveyors in medical cannabis. They will be holding a joint press conference on September 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm at 119 1st Ave S Suite 260, Seattle, WA 98104.

Mayor Murray recently forced an Ordinance through the city council. Nick Lacata, who is not seeking reelection, introduced the Ordinance; the brain child of David Mendoza, the mayor’s cannabis czar. The Ordinance is the Mayor’s attempt to shutter at least 58 businesses within a month, without regard to patient access, or dispensary owners’ ability to properly conclude their business affairs.

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Over $11,000 Raised in a Month to Overturn WA’s Senate Bill 5052

mmjplantA campaign to place an injunction on, and overturn Washington State’s Senate Bill 5052 has raised over $11,000 from 118 people in just one month.

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.

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Fundraising Drive Begins for Lawsuits to Save Medical Cannabis in Washington State

As we previously reported, a team of renowned attorneys will soon be filing a set of lawsuits to place an injunction on, and overturn Washington State’smed Senate Bill 5052, a regressive medical cannabis proposal recently signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee. The new law, which goes into effect July 1st of next year, will make felons out of patients possessing currently allowable limits, will establish a patient registry and will shutdown a majority of dispensaries in the state.

Now, in an effort to help fund the immense legal costs associated with challenging a law passed by the state, those behind the lawsuit have setup a GoFundMe page for those wanting to donate to the cause.

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Lawsuits Announced to Place Injunction on and Overturn Washington State’s Senate Bill 5052

medical-marijuana2-630A team of attorneys will soon file a series of lawsuits to place an injunction on, and overturn Washington State’s Senate Bill 5052, a recently signed law that will drastically reduce the rights of medical cannabis patients in the state while closing dispensaries and establishing an illegal patient registry.

Signed by Governor Jay Inslee in April, Senate Bill 5052 – which takes full effect in July, 2016 – will drastically reduce the amount of cannabis patients can possess and cultivate, making felons out of those who possess currently allowable limits. The measure will also lead to the closure of nearly every medical cannabis dispensary in the state, and will establish an illegal patient registry that is in clear violation of federal HIPAA laws.

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Ten Rules of Consuming Illegal Cannabis

By Jeffrey Steinborn, Board of Directors and Legal Committee member for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)

1. One law at a time.

If you’re holding or using that’s one. Don’t break any others.

Particularly in your car, all laws must be religiously obeyed. Police are now trained to use every encomarijuanacarunter as an excuse to invade your privacy. Signal for every turn, don’t speed, make all persons wear seat belts, have all your lights in order, your tabs current, your signage up to date if your vehicle looks commercial, etc.. It seems petty, but there is no traffic violation too petty to support a stop. And once you’re stopped if the car smells of dope, if the cop sees a pipe, or if you just don’t look right, you’re going to be searched.

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