AG Ferguson Sues One Of The Nation’s Largest Opioid Manufacturers Over Washington’s Opioid Epidemic

City of Seattle, Ferguson jointly announce separate suits against OxyContin maker

WASHINGTON: Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma of fueling the opioid epidemic in Washington state, embarking on a massive deceptive marketing campaign and convincing doctors and the public that their drugs are effective for treating chronic pain and have a low risk of addiction, contrary to overwhelming evidence. This deceptive marketing Read the full article…

Washington State Attorney General Defends Voter-Enacted Medical Marijuana

The plaintiffs argued that while the state medical marijuana law preserves local authority to regulate collective gardens, it does not allow for complete bans, and only applies to commercial activities. The court rejected these arguments.

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Supreme Court this week agreed with an Attorney General’s Office “friend of the court” brief that local jurisdictions have the right to regulate or ban collective gardens. The office filed an amicus curiae brief in Cannabis Action Coalition v. City of Kent, where a medical marijuana advocacy group challenged the city’s ban on Read the full article…

Fife Case Could Destroy Marijuana Legalization Effort In Washington, says AG

Washington AG Bob Ferguson said that in the case of MMC, LC v. Fife – where two pot retailers have challenged the city's marijuana retail ban – he has filed a brief opposing Fife's efforts to prevent a marijuana shop from opening in the city.

WASHINGTON: The city of Fife’s legal efforts to restrict marijuana sales could destroy marijuana legalization efforts in Washington state. That’s according to the Washington state Attorney General’s office, which is battling the city in court and siding with state voters who approved Initiative 502, legalizing marijuana sales in the state. Washington AG Bob Ferguson said that in Read the full article…