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Lane Powell


2018 Washington State Comfort Legislation for the Financial Industry and Accountants Dealing With Licensed Marijuana Businesses

On June 7, 2018, a supermajority of the Washington Legislature blessed financial institutions and accountants providing services for the licensed marijuana industry.[1] The new law is comfort legislation for a special class in Washington. It is also a protest against impressions about the threat of federal prosecution. But what comfort is the legislation for persons falling outside the protected group?

MG Miller


New Game Compliance


The Definitive Word on Weed

Rod Kight


What Does 420 Mean To You?

For the cannabis industry, 420 means profits. According to a recent report in USA Today, “marijuana stores across the country could sell more than $1 billion worth of cannabis” on April 20.

William F. McDevitt


Margolin and Lawrence


Ninth Circuit Hears Medical Cannabis Case

last week, on March 29th, a three-judge panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held a special setting at the University of Idaho College of Law. Judges Richard Tallman, N. Randy Smith, and Morgan Christen considered the case of Michael Assenberg v. Whitman County

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