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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)


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

MJ Packaging and Labeling SM WIDE

New York Proposes Adult-Use Cannabis Packaging and Labeling Rules

New York’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) recently proposed Adult-Use Packaging and Labeling Rules. The proposed rules will be published…

Federal Court Ruled Delta 8 THC wide

Federal Court Rules Hemp-Derived Delta-8 THC is Lawful

On May 19, 2022, the United State Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (9th Circuit) ruled in a landmark…

Delta 8 FULL

The FDA Sets Targets on Delta-8

On May 4, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent out warning letters to five companies distributing Delta-8 THC…

Electronic money FULL LOW RES

WSLCB and DFI Want to Help Washington Cannabis Businesses Become Cash Free

On April 19, 2022, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) and the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions…