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Daniel Shortt

Corporate & Regulatory Attorney

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Daniel is a corporate and regulatory attorney based in Seattle, Washington who works extensively with entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. He advises clients on matters related to both hemp and marijuana, and frequently speaks on legal issues relating to cannabis across the country and abroad. Daniel is quoted as an authority on cannabis law in dozens of publications including Marijuana Moment, Hemp Industry Daily, the Washington Post, and Bloomberg, to name a few. Before joining Green Light Law Group, Daniel spent five years at Harris Bricken and wrote for the Canna Law Blog.

Daniel graduated from the University of Washington School of Law, where he worked extensively with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board to fund and establish the Cannabis Law and Policy Project (CLPP). He then served as the editor of the CLPP blog and as a Hazelton Fellow researching cannabis law. Daniel also interned for Justice Richard Baldwin of the Oregon Supreme Court and for the Seattle City Attorney.

As an undergrad, Daniel studied music at Gonzaga University, focusing on jazz guitar. After college, he worked and volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys playing guitar, taking boxing classes, and exploring Seattle with his wife Ciera and their two dogs Dexter and Oliver.

Professional Activities
Washington State Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Section – Executive Board Member (2018 - 2020)


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Daniel's Blog Posts

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Cannabis Case in Washington Upholds Residency Requirement

On July 23, 2021, the Thurston County Superior Court granted an order for summary judgment to the Washington State Liquor…

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Federal Court Dismisses Case to Reschedule Marijuana but Provides a Glimmer of Hope

As first reported in Marijuana Moment, on August 30, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit dismissed…

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What is Preventing Cannabis Legalization in the US?

Cannabis legalization in some form or another is legal nearly everywhere in the US. As of August 2021: Medical marijuana…

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Exploring THC-O's Legality

For years, the only cannabinoid that anyone seemed to care about was delta-9 THC. Cannabinoids are compounds found in or…