Updated: July 20, 2020

Cannabis Law Section

The formation of a Cannabis Law Section was approved by the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors on Nov. 16, 2017.

Currently, the stated primary purpose of the Section is to connect practitioners in the State of Washington who are interested in learning more about the area of Cannabis Law. The Cannabis Law Section would not only be a repository of information to guide practitioners through this highly technical area of law, but also a network of highly skilled practitioners working together to interpret the rules and regulations in order to further best practices guidelines for this growing industry.

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New August Meeting Date: Aug.11 at 10 am

Please note that the date for the August Executive Committee meeting has been moved from August 4 to August 11. Mark your calendars!

Congratulations, Incoming Executive Committee Members!


Below are the results of the Creditor Debtor Rights Section Executive Committee election. Thank you for voting! 

For more information about the Section and its executive committee roles, please read the Section's bylaws. Candidates listed in alphabetical order by position.

Chair: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2022 

Sativa Rasmussen 

Treasurer: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2022

Anastasia Gilmartin 

Secretary: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2022 

Justin Walsh 

At-Large Member (three positions open): two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2022  

Alexis Hartwell-Gobeske 

Neil Juneja  

Heather Wolf 


Contact sections@wsba.org.

Executive Committee

Chair: Joshua Ashby (2018-2020)

Interim Secretary: Ryan Espegard (2020)

Treasurer: Anastasia Gilmartin (2018-2020)

At-Large Member: Dominique Scalia (2018-2020)

At-Large Member: Daniel Shortt (2018-2020)

At-Large Member: Alexis Hartwell-Gobeske (2018-2020)

Young Lawyer Liaison*: Christopher Lynch (2018-2020)

Board of Governors Liaison*: Paul Swegle 

*Non-voting member

Interested in learning more about the Section? Interested in getting involved? Contact sections@wsba.org.