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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 - 2022)

Professional Recognitions
SuperLawyers Rising Star Honoree (2022)


Daniel Shortt

Speaking Engagements

Selling Hemp Derived CBD Products in Your Retail Shop, Why Now ASD Market Week, June 9, 2020.

Media Appearances

Daniel's Blog Posts

Woman vision wide

Washington Cannabis: Social Equity Licensing Application Window Opening Soon

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) has announced that it will open the social equity retail license application…

Top Ten

Top 10 National Cannabis Stories of 2022

As we approach the end of 2022, we are looking at the top ten national cannabis stories of the year.…

Mj Delivery

New York to Allow Adult-Use Cannabis Delivery

On December 9, 2022, the New York Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) released Cannabis Delivery Guidance allowing retail dispensaries, including…


LCB Interpretive Statement Bans Hemp-Derivatives Besides CBD

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) recently adopted an Interpretive Statement on the use of Additives in Authorized…