Davis Wright Nets Partial Win Over CBP Cannabis Docs

By Sarah Jarvis (June 17, 2020, 6:46 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge has partially granted Davis Wright Tremaine LLP's summary judgment motion in its FOIA suit against U.S. Customs and Border Protection, ordering the agency to turn over documents related to workers in the legal cannabis industry.

Chief U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez said in Tuesday's order that CBP must conduct a more thorough records search and provide the Seattle law firm with non-classified documents concerning a purported policy change in which the agency began classifying foreign nationals who work in the legal cannabis industry as drug traffickers.

The firm, concerned the approach may affect its clients, made...

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