Tag: Legal Decisions

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October 31, 2014
10/31/2014
“Medicine” on Trial in Cannabis Scheduling Hearing

“Medicine” on Trial in Cannabis Scheduling Hearing

Competing definitions of the word ‘medicine’ clashed in the fourth day of hearings over the federal scheduling of cannabis, a day which witnessed fiery exchanges between NORML...
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October 29, 2014
10/29/2014
Federal Prosecutors Appear to Concede Cannabis’ Medical Benefits

Federal Prosecutors Appear to Concede Cannabis’ Medical Benefits

Assistant US Attorney Gregory Broderick stumbled badly in his cross-examination of Dr. Carl Hart in federal evidentiary hearings to determine the constitutional basis of the federal Schedule...
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October 28, 2014
10/28/2014
Why Today Is a Historic Day for Cannabis Policy

Why Today Is a Historic Day for Cannabis Policy

Today’s hearing on cannabis policy is a very big deal. By finally taking updated testimony from eminent experts – including Dr. Carl Hart, Dr. Phillip Denny, and the...
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October 23, 2014
10/23/2014
War on Marijuana Unconstitutional, Doctors Testify in Federal Court Monday

War on Marijuana Unconstitutional, Doctors Testify in Federal Court Monday

The U.S. government claims marijuana is a dangerous, addictive drug with no medical benefits. But that claim will be up for debate Monday in California when a...
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October 17, 2014
10/17/2014
Family Law & Cannabis Alliance Announces Groundbreaking Legal Network

Family Law & Cannabis Alliance Announces Groundbreaking Legal Network

Family Law & Cannabis Alliance (FLCA), a national nonprofit organization providing information on Child Protective Services (CPS), family court, and marijuana is proud to officially launch its...
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October 10, 2014
10/10/2014
NFL Star Adrian Peterson Ordered Arrested for Pot Admission

NFL Star Adrian Peterson Ordered Arrested for Pot Admission

Prosecutors in Montgomery County, Texas, have filed paperwork to have Adrian Peterson’s bail revoked and the Minnesota Vikings running back re-arrested after he told a drug tester...
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October 2, 2014
10/02/2014
Eric Holder’s Drug Policy Record Is Much Weaker Than Many Believe

Eric Holder’s Drug Policy Record Is Much Weaker Than Many Believe

The job of attorney general is unbelievably hard, and it is easy to be critical. Yet on the day after Eric Holder’s announced resignation, the outlines of...
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October 1, 2014
10/01/2014
To Toke or Not to Toke in Colorado?

To Toke or Not to Toke in Colorado?

DENVER (CN) – Colorado’s Supreme Court is considering whether its is lawful to fire someone who uses medical marijuana off the job when medicinal pot use is...
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October 1, 2014
10/01/2014
How Marijuana Legislation Will Affect Drug Testing in the Workplace

How Marijuana Legislation Will Affect Drug Testing in the Workplace

Can you fire an employee for testing positive for marijuana? That question becomes more difficult to answer with every passing election. So far, 23 U.S. states have...
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September 26, 2014
09/26/2014
Veterinarians Say Partner Stole Their Pot-for-Pets Trade Secret

Veterinarians Say Partner Stole Their Pot-for-Pets Trade Secret

SEATTLE (CN) – A former business partner stole secret formulas for “cannabis-based health products” for pets, two veterinarians claim in court. The defendants’ website promises: “Your pet...
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September 25, 2014
09/25/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.24)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.24)

California’s medical marijuana battles continue, the Florida initiative is polling strong (according to its own poll), the Pennsylvania Senate is about to vote on a medical marijuana...
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September 23, 2014
09/23/2014
D.C. Committee Votes to Seal Marijuana Possession Records

D.C. Committee Votes to Seal Marijuana Possession Records

Last week, the D.C. Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety voted unanimously to support B20-467, legislation that would allow individuals to file a motion to seal records relating to offenses...
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September 19, 2014
09/19/2014
Man Throws Drug-Filled Football Over State Prison Fence

Man Throws Drug-Filled Football Over State Prison Fence

Christen Deon-Sterling Moore’s decision to throw a drug-filled football over a state prison fence resulted in a prison sentence of 17 to 60 months on two counts...
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September 12, 2014
09/12/2014
Hawaii Lawmakers May Ease Access to Medical Marijuana

Hawaii Lawmakers May Ease Access to Medical Marijuana

Hawaii residents will have a chance to voice their opinion on establishing a statewide system to dispense medical marijuana during a public hearing before the Hawaii Medical...
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September 12, 2014
09/12/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.10)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.10)

The Florida initiative is in a close fight, hearings are coming in Hawaii, draft regulations are coming in Maryland, Illinois begins taking medical marijuana business applications, and...
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September 11, 2014
09/11/2014
Marijuana Case vs. 1980s Subway Shooter Bernie Goetz Dismissed

Marijuana Case vs. 1980s Subway Shooter Bernie Goetz Dismissed

A low-level marijuana case against 1980s subway shooter Bernie Goetz has been dismissed after a judge concluded the clock ran out for trying it. Goetz was busted...
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September 10, 2014
09/10/2014
Oregon Health Authority Orders 9 Illegal Dispensaries to Shut Down

Oregon Health Authority Orders 9 Illegal Dispensaries to Shut Down

The Oregon Health Authority has ordered nine unlicensed medical marijuana dispensaries, six of them in Portland, to shut down since the state launched its dispensary program in...
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September 10, 2014
09/10/2014
HHS: Federal Law Allows Marijuana Purchases With Welfare

HHS: Federal Law Allows Marijuana Purchases With Welfare

The federal government maintains the authority to curb funding to states that allow welfare recipients to use their EBT cards in liquor stores, casinos and strip clubs,...
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September 10, 2014
09/10/2014
Cancer Patient Avoids Prison for Growing Marijuana

Cancer Patient Avoids Prison for Growing Marijuana

A judge Tuesday gave probation rather than a prison sentence to a dying Iowa man convicted of growing marijuana and using it to treat his terminal cancer....
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September 8, 2014
09/08/2014
New Mexico Worker’s Comp Must Cover Medical Marijuana

New Mexico Worker’s Comp Must Cover Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana a doctor recommended for an injured worker’s pain must be paid for by the workers’ employer and insurer, the New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled....
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