Tag: Legal Decisions

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July 18, 2014
07/18/2014
Student Gets Death for Trafficking 26.5kg of Cannabis

Student Gets Death for Trafficking 26.5kg of Cannabis

A Nigerian college student gets death for trafficking 26.5kg of cannabis in Malaysia four years ago. High Court judge Datin Amelia Tee Hong Geok Abdullah today sentenced...
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July 17, 2014
07/17/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.16)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.16)

A CBD cannabis oil bill becomes law in Missouri, the District of Columbia expands its medical marijuana program, Michigan prepares to improve its program, Berkeley will provide...
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July 14, 2014
07/14/2014
Florida Men Facing Life in Prison for Colorado Pot Products

Florida Men Facing Life in Prison for Colorado Pot Products

A couple of Florida men busted in Oklahoma City recently for transporting a substantial amount of hash and various other legal cannabis products purchased in Colorado are...
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July 11, 2014
07/11/2014
Massachusetts: Smell of Unburnt Marijuana Cannot Justify Search of Car

Massachusetts: Smell of Unburnt Marijuana Cannot Justify Search of Car

The Supreme Judicial Court Wednesday said that because voters decriminalized small amounts of marijuana in 2008, police officers in Massachusetts can no longer rely on the odor...
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July 11, 2014
07/11/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.09)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.09)

New York becomes the 23rd medical marijuana state, North Carolina becomes a high-CBD cannabis oil state, Utah issues the first permits for high-CBD cannabis oil, Californians prepare...
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July 10, 2014
07/10/2014
Uruguay Marijuana Sales Delayed Until 2015

Uruguay Marijuana Sales Delayed Until 2015

Uruguay President Jose Mujica told AFP Wednesday that sales of marijuana will be delayed until next year because of difficulties in implementing the controversial law legalizing the...
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July 9, 2014
07/09/2014
International Cannabis Update: United Kingdom, Wavering Cannabis Illegality

International Cannabis Update: United Kingdom, Wavering Cannabis Illegality

Cannabis is currently classified as a class B drug in the United Kingdom after being downgraded from class B to class C in 2004, and back again...
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July 3, 2014
07/03/2014
28 Years and Still Here: Nearly Three Decades of Federal Medical Cannabis

28 Years and Still Here: Nearly Three Decades of Federal Medical Cannabis

In 1975 Robert Randall was arrested for possession of a narcotic, cannabis, and of a ‘dangerous drug,’ LSD. Randall’s arrest led to the court case of Randall...
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June 10, 2014
06/10/2014
Arizona Judge Approves Medical Marijuana as Treatment for PTSD

Arizona Judge Approves Medical Marijuana as Treatment for PTSD

An Arizona judge issued a decision Friday claiming that State Health Director Will Humble acted illegally by denying PTSD patients access to medical marijuana, reports the Arizona Daily...
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June 10, 2014
06/10/2014
Fight Over Marijuana Regulation Taken to Colorado Supreme Court

Fight Over Marijuana Regulation Taken to Colorado Supreme Court

Colorado’s attorney general said in an amicus brief to the state supreme court that Coloradans do not have the right to use marijuana off the job if...
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June 5, 2014
06/05/2014
Federal Medical Marijuana Defendant Returns to Washington, D.C. to Lobby Senate Ahead of Imminent Vote

Federal Medical Marijuana Defendant Returns to Washington, D.C. to Lobby Senate Ahead of Imminent Vote

U.S. Senate could vote as early as next week on measure to restrict DOJ funds for medical marijuana enforcement Medical marijuana patient Larry Harvey, 70, has returned...
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June 2, 2014
06/02/2014
Pasadena Police Refuse Court Order to Return Medical Marijuana

Pasadena Police Refuse Court Order to Return Medical Marijuana

Pasadena, California police have refused a judge’s order to return over $8,000 of medical marijuana seized from a local resident, erroneously claiming that he might be prosecuted under federal...
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May 27, 2014
05/27/2014
Tacoma Doctor Sues WA State Over Sanctions Against Cannabis Ads

Tacoma Doctor Sues WA State Over Sanctions Against Cannabis Ads

A Tacoma, Washington osteopath, once known as the city’s top pot doc, has taken the state to court, contending a law that prohibits physicians from advertising their marijuana services...
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May 23, 2014
05/23/2014
Milestone Ruling: Insurance Must Pay for Medical Cannabis

Milestone Ruling: Insurance Must Pay for Medical Cannabis

Many medical cannabis patients dream of a day when they can fill a prescription for their medicine at a pharmacy and have their insurance company pay for...
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May 22, 2014
05/22/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.05.21)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.05.21)

California battles over dispensaries and cultivation rules continue, medical marijuana bills move in Illinois, Minnesota, New York, and South Carolina, and more. Let’s get to it: California...
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May 21, 2014
05/21/2014
Stay Lifted in San Francisco Medical Pot Club Seizure Case

Stay Lifted in San Francisco Medical Pot Club Seizure Case

014 The federal government can move forward with seizure proceedings against a medical-marijuana dispensary that lost its appellate bid. Uncle Sam filed a federal forfeiture complaint more than...
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May 9, 2014
05/09/2014
Officer’s Record May Help Rapper He Arrested

Officer’s Record May Help Rapper He Arrested

A cop accused of falsely arresting rapper Meek Mill over a supposed pot odor cannot exclude evidence of prior unwarranted searches based on similar “smells,” a federal...
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May 7, 2014
05/07/2014
Federal Judge Denies Washington Family’s State Law Defense

Federal Judge Denies Washington Family’s State Law Defense

U.S. District Judge Fred Van Sickle of the Eastern District of Washington rejected the planned medical marijuana defense of Larry Harvey, 70, his wife Rhonda Firestack-Harvey, 55,...
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May 7, 2014
05/07/2014
Nevada High Court Delays Marijuana Advice for Lawyers

Nevada High Court Delays Marijuana Advice for Lawyers

Members of the Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday asked for more time before deciding on a request from the State Bar to provide legal protections for lawyers...
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May 6, 2014
05/06/2014
Federal Medical Marijuana Defendant Larry Harvey Goes to Washington DC to Lobby Congress Ahead of May 12th Trial

Federal Medical Marijuana Defendant Larry Harvey Goes to Washington DC to Lobby Congress Ahead of May 12th Trial

  Medical marijuana patient Larry Harvey, 70, is traveling to Washington, D.C. this week to persuade Congress to stop funding unnecessary federal prosecutions like his. Harvey is...
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