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Ammon John Ford

Ammon John Ford

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  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Intellectual Property, Business Law ...
  • Washington
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Biography

As a cannabis lawyer at Gleam Law, Ammon helps businesses navigate complex transactions in the highly regulated hemp, CBD, and legal marijuana industry. He has extensive experience helping cannabis businesses secure, protect, and fully utilize their copyrights and trademarks.

Ammon holds a joint J.D. and MBA degree from Seattle University’s School of Law and Albers School of Business and Economics, with a focus in entrepreneurial business law. Ammon currently sits on the board of the Cannabis Alliance.

When he is not working, you can find Ammon camping, reading poetry, and spending time with his wife and their dog Stubby Charlie.

Education
Seattle University School of Law
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Professional Experience
Senior Associate
Gleam Law, PLLC
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
IP Licensing: A Pathway For International Cannabis Branding, MG Magazine, June 2018
MG Magazine, June 2018
Likely Outcomes of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Siding with the DEA, Ganjapreneur, May 2018
Ganjapreneur, May 2018
Speaking Engagements
“The Importance of Trademarks in a Budding Industry,”, Cannabis Collaborative Conference
“Hemp-Derived CBD in Washington State and Across the Country,” Cannabis Law Section – Washington State Bar Association, Cannabis Law Section
Washington State Bar Association
Certifications
TESOL Certificate from Peking University in Beijing, China.
Peking University in Beijing, China.
Professional Associations
Washington State Bar Association  # 52626
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
Washington State Bar Association
ID Number: 52626
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free 30 Minute Initial Consultation
Practice Areas
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
    Intellectual Property
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Now that Arizona has marijuana legal, can people on federal probation smoke with a marijuana card?
A: State law changed but federal law did not. Federal courts and federal law enforcement are required to continue treating cannabis as a Schedule 1 controlled substance prohibited under federal law--nothing your state does. Your probation will not allow you to smoke cannabis, even with a medical card, because smoking cannabis is illegal under federal law and any illegal acts are a violation of your probation.
Q. How much trouble will I get caught in lax with one .05 gram thc cartridge over 18 but under 21
A: Over or under 21, transporting cannabis products across state borders is illegal under federal law, and under the laws of most states...including legalized states like Washington and California. This small amount would likely only be seen as simple possession and not carry particularly stiff penalties but other statutes might apply that could increase the risk of fines or criminal charges. In short, don't fly with your vape.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Gleam Law, PLLC
605 1st Avenue
STE 330
Seattle, WA 98104
Toll-Free: (206) 693-2900