Updated: April 27, 2022

Cannabis Law Section

The Cannabis Law Section works to connect, inform, guide, and support practitioners in this fast-growing and highly technical area of law. The Section is comprised of a network of highly skilled practitioners working together to interpret the rules and regulations in order to further best practices guidelines for this growing industry.

The Section provides benefits to members by providing networking and education opportunities to attorneys who practice in, or are interested in, cannabis law. The Section serves as a repository of information to guide practitioners through this highly technical area of law, provides advice to the Bar, as requested, on proposed legislation, court rules, and other matters, and provides resources and education to legislators and regulators. 

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Shape Your Section for the Future: Apply Today to become a Section Leader

Applications open on March 14, 2022, and close at 5 p.m. April 15, 2022.

The following section executive committee positions are open for applications. All terms begin Oct. 1, 2022.

  • Chair-elect: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.
  • Secretary: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.
  • Treasurer: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.
  • At-Large Member (three positions open): two-year positions beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

To learn more about roles and expectations for serving on the section executive committee, review this volunteer position description, which provides a general overview of section executive committee positions—these may differ for each section.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be a current section member and should be eligible to vote in accordance with the section’s bylaws.

Application Process

Go to the myWSBA portal to complete the online application for open executive committee positions. The Section has requested that each applicant submit a resume and statement of interest with your application. These documents can be uploaded with your online application (pdf format only).Please be advised that application materials may be posted on this website for public viewing.

Note: If you are applying for more than one position on this or multiple sections’ committees, you must complete and submit all applications at the same time, as you will not be allowed back into the portal at a later time. Please make sure you are completing the applications within the application window for all of the relevant sections.

Nomination Process

Nominations and elections for open Executive Committee positions will be held between March and June. The Chair shall appoint a Nominating Committee to nominate one or more persons for each open Executive Committee position. The Nominating Committee shall report its nominees to the Executive Committee for approval prior to the annual meeting.

Alternate Nomination Process

Other nominations for the same positions may be made from the floor at the annual meeting. Individuals may nominate themselves.

Elections Process

All voting members of the section will receive an electronic ballot sent to their email in June 2022. Visit this webpage in early June for election updates and voting instructions.

Questions? 

For more information about the Section, its executive committee roles, and elections process, please review the Section’s bylaws. You may also contact any member of the current Section Executive Committee or email sections@wsba.org.

 


Executive Committee

Chair: Sativa Rasmussen (2020-2022)

Secretary: Emmelyn Hart (2021-2022) 

Treasurer: Anastasia Gilmartin (2020-2022)

Immediate Past Chair: Joshua Ashby (2020-2022)

At-Large Member: Heather Wolf (2020-2022)

At-Large Member: Alexis Hartwell-Gobeske (2020-2022)

At-Large Member: Peter Becker (2020-2022)

Board of Governors Liaison*: Brett Purtzer (2021-2022)

Young Lawyer Liaison*: Christopher Bueter (2021-2022) 

*Nonvoting member

Interested in learning more about the Section? Interested in getting involved? Contact sections@wsba.org.