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Seattle Hempfest Files Lawsuit Against Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

Seattle Hempfest Files Lawsuit Against Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

Vivian McPeak

Lawyers for Seattle Events a Non-Profit Corporation, producer of Seattle Hempfest, have filed a lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court to challenge the constitutionality of Washington State’s restrictions free speech rights of businesses licensed under the state’s 502 legal Cannabis program.

The Legislature and the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) have enacted new ad restrictions and interpretations that prevent licensed businesses from having signs or booths at Hempfest that identify the businesses’ support for Hempfest or for any legal reform or public education.  Hempfest and two licensed businesses are challenging the overbroad free speech restrictions that prevent those businesses from simply identifying themselves and sharing information entirely unrelated to advertising.

Seattle Hempfest Files Lawsuit Against Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board






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