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Edmonds CC offers a class on marijuana business license and law


Moe Spencer

Moe Spencer

Edmonds College will be offering an eight-hour class on marijuana business license and law. The class will be the first of its kind, in that it will be offered to the public for credit at the undergraduate level.

Marijuana Business License and Law will take a legal look inside Washington’s emerging marijuana business industry, which includes the licensing process, contract law issues, medicinal versus recreational, state versus federal, packaging, taxation, edibles, oils, limits on advertising, and child protection and the history as to why this plant became illegal.

The class will be led by attorney Merwin Moe Spencer who is the principal attorney of Spencer Palace Law Office in Everett. Spencer has completed more than 40 trial to verdict in both federal and state courts and now focuses on representing marijuana growers and processors.

“The purpose for the class is to let the masses know, other than just lawyers and law students, that they have access to this information,” said Spencer. “There is so much interest from people wanting to know what they can and cannot do in Washington with regards to marijuana, whether it be a recreational user, growing a business, or for medicinal uses, this seminar addresses all three of those as well as a brief overview as to how and why this plant became illegal.”

In addition to marijuana law and licensing, Spencer takes on select cases dealing with civil rights, protest law, criminal law, defending termination of parental rights, juvenile, and restorative justice laws.

Spencer earned his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law, where he was president of the Black Law Student Association, a member in Street Law, and a clerk at the U.S. Federal District Court in Oregon for the chief presiding judge Ancer Haggerty. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University and studied Public Policy at Oxford University in England.

The class will be offered for one credit and will be held Aug. 1, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Edmonds CC.

Enroll now to register for this class at: www.edmonds.edu/es/apply.