Lawsuits Announced to Place Injunction on and Overturn Washington State’s Senate Bill 5052

From the Joint Blog:  “Lawsuits Announced to Place Injunction on and Overturn Washington State’s Senate Bill 5052

A team of attorneys will soon file a series of lawsuits to place an injunction on, and overturn Washington State’s Senate Bill 5052, a recently signed law that will drastically reduce the rights of medical cannabis patients in the state while closing dispensaries and establishing an illegal patient registry.

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 nearly every medical cannabis dispensary in the state, and will establish an illegal patient registry that is in clear violation of federal HIPAA laws.

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 who will be 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.

Hiatt tells us that the group will be filing two to three separate lawsuits that will seek to fully dismantle the new law, in order to protect the rights that patients currently have, and to prevent the state from establishing the patient database.

They group plans to make a formal announcement in the coming days.

– TheJointBlog
 

Source: “Lawsuits Announced to Place Injunction on and Overturn Washington State’s Senate Bill 5052

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2 responses to “Lawsuits Announced to Place Injunction on and Overturn Washington State’s Senate Bill 5052

  1. SUPPORT Sensible Washington’s efforts to overturn SB5052! DONATE TODAY!!!! ‪#‎SAVEWAMMJ‬

    From TheJointBlog.com – Fundraising Drive Begins for Lawsuits to Save Medical Cannabis in Washington State: A team of renowned attorneys will soon be filing a set of lawsuits to place an injunction on, and overturn Washington State’s Senate Bill 5052, a regressive medical cannabis proposal recently signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee. The new law, which goes into effect July 1st of next year, and partially into effect THIS JULY – will make felons out of patients possessing currently allowable limits, will establish a patient registry and will shutdown a majority of dispensaries in the state.

    Now, in an effort to help fund the immense legal costs associated with challenging a law passed by the state, those behind the lawsuit have setup a GoFundMe page for those wanting to donate to the cause.
    All funding goes directly towards the legal costs of filing and following through with 3-4 lawsuits designed to dismantle Senate Bill 5052.

    The attorneys behind the effort are Douglas Hiatt, Jeffrey Steinborn and Aaron Pelley, who combined have over 80 years of legal experience.

    Those interested in making a donation can do so by clicking here: http://www.gofundme.com/saveaccesswa

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