Category Archives: Labor Law

Working in Weed: Labor and Employment Issues in the Cannabis Industry

This post by Daniel Shortt originally appeared on Canna Law Blog. 

Working in Weed - SLEJ PosterOn April 26, 2016, I moderated a panel discussion at the University of Washington School of Law called “Working in Weed.” The discussion focused on employment and labor issues in the cannabis industry. The panelists were as follows:

  • Robert McVay of the Canna Law Group
  • Lea Vaughn, Professor of Law at UW, with an expertise in labor and employment
  • Ronald Hooks, Regional Director for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
  • Sam Mendez, Director of the UW Cannabis Law and Policy Project.

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The People Have Spoken: Washington’s Public Cannabis Hearings

MJ WASHThe Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) is currently creating rules for implementing Senate Bill 5052 (SB 5052) and House Bill 2136 (HB 2136), which unify Washington’s medical and recreational cannabis markets.  The LCB is holding hearings throughout the state where members of the public have the opportunity to present oral testimony to the Board.  The final hearing will take place this evening, November 19, 2015, in Everett.  This post will summarize the hearing that took place on November 16 in Seattle.

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