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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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Washington’s Joints for Jabs Program Proves Challenging for Marijuana Retailers

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) recently garnered national attention for rolling out its “Joints for Jabs” promotion.…

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What is the Timeline for Adult-use Cannabis Sales in New York?

New York Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes estimates that the first legal sales will begin between 18 months and two…

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How To Apply for an On-Site Consumption License in New York

One of the more unique wrinkles in New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Tax Act (MRTA) is the creation of cannabis…

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The New Destination for Cannabis Tourism: New York, Where You Can Legally Consume in Public

New York just cemented its status as the cannabis tourism capital of the world. New York City has always been…