Updated: Feb. 27, 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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Apply to Serve on the Section Executive Committe


The nominations period is March 231, 2020.

View the Volunteer Position Description, which provides a general overview of section executive committee officer positions and may differ for some sections. For more information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section’s bylaws. Voting will begin in May 2020.

The following positions are open for applications. All terms begin Oct. 1, 2020. 

  • Chair: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.
  • Secretary: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.
  • Treasurer: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.
  • At-Large Member: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.
  • At-Large Member (two positions open): three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2023. 

Apply online through your myWSBA profile. The Section has requested that each applicant submit a statement of interest to be included with your application. These documents can be uploaded with your online application (PDF format only). 

 

Questions? 

Feel free to contact any member of the current Section Executive Committee or email sections@wsba.org.


Executive Committee

Chair: Joshua Ashby (2018-2020)

Secretary: Sam Mendez (2018-2020)

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.