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 medical cannabis dispensaries throughout the state, and will establish an illegal patient registry that is in clear violation of federal HIPAA laws.
In response, a team of attorneys are working on a series of lawsuits to place an injunction on, and overturn Senate Bill 5052. The lawsuits will seek to place an immediate injunction on the new law, preventing it from taking effect while the group works to overturn it permanently.
The group of renowned attorneys working on the lawsuits include Sensible Washington co-founders and longtime criminal defense attorneys Douglas Hiatt and Jeffrey Steinborn (who have 70 years combined legal experience), and attorney Aaron Pelley of Pelley Law LLC, among others.
Given the immense costs of challenging a law passed by the state, a GoFundMe page has been established. All donations will go directly towards the legal costs associated with combating Senate Bill 5052. Please consider making a contribution; everything helps and is greatly appreciated!
We’ll have more information in the near future.