Tag: Legal Decisions

(99 posts)
April 18, 2014
04/18/2014
Update: Victory for Defendants in Two Medical Marijuana Cases – Americans for Safe Access

Update: Victory for Defendants in Two Medical Marijuana Cases – Americans for Safe Access

Over a handful of weeks three state legal medical cannabis patient defendants have had charges dropped against them in two different courts. Congratulations to Andrew Turner and...
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April 11, 2014
04/11/2014
Feds Seize San Francisco Medical Marijuana Club

Feds Seize San Francisco Medical Marijuana Club

A medical marijuana dispensary told a federal judge that the U.S. government may have bamboozled it in a forfeiture order against its landlord. Uncle Sam filed a...
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April 7, 2014
04/07/2014
City Ban on Pot Gardens Upheld in Wash. State

City Ban on Pot Gardens Upheld in Wash. State

Medical marijuana is still illegal in Washington state, an appeals court ruled as it upheld the City of Kent’s ban on medical marijuana collective gardens. The Cannabis...
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March 31, 2014
03/31/2014
Maral v. Live Oak – Local Politics Matter

Maral v. Live Oak – Local Politics Matter

A local ban on all medical cannabis cultivation stands, after the California Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal on Wednesday in Maral v. Live Oak, an appellate...
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March 25, 2014
03/25/2014
5-Year-Old Arizonan Gets His Medical Pot

5-Year-Old Arizonan Gets His Medical Pot

A 5-year-old Arizonan boy with severe seizures may use medical marijuana extracts, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled Friday. Zander Welton’s parents, Jacob and Jennifer Welton, sued...
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February 7, 2014
02/07/2014
Michigan High Court Rules for Medical Marijuana

Michigan High Court Rules for Medical Marijuana

In a bellwether case, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that cities and counties cannot pass ordinances that violate the state’s five-year-old Medical Marihuana Act. The ruling...
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January 13, 2014
01/13/2014
Hawaiian Teacher Owed Back Pay After Pot-Fueled Firing

Hawaiian Teacher Owed Back Pay After Pot-Fueled Firing

  A teacher who was fired and then reinstated amid accusations that she drank wine and smoked marijuana is entitled to back pay with interest, a Hawaiian...
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October 28, 2013
10/28/2013
Michigan Medical Marijuana Couple Gets Their Daughter Back

Michigan Medical Marijuana Couple Gets Their Daughter Back

I feel like we often talk about how the justice system fails in regards to cannabis. To be fair, quite often, the justice system is a lit...
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October 9, 2013
10/09/2013
USA v. Gutierrez: Oaksterdam University Protestor Beaten by Federal Officers Found Guilty of Assault

USA v. Gutierrez: Oaksterdam University Protestor Beaten by Federal Officers Found Guilty of Assault

“My children are going to grow up without a father! Over what?!” shouted Sarah Schrader, longtime girlfriend of Jose Gutierrez and the mother of his two young...
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October 3, 2013
10/03/2013
Pot Bust by Traffic Cops Picked Up by Justices

Pot Bust by Traffic Cops Picked Up by Justices

The Supreme Court said it will take up whether an anonymous 911 call reporting a reckless driver justified a search that led to a pot bust. In...
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September 16, 2013
09/16/2013
Forced Drug Tests for College Students a No-No, Judge Rules

Forced Drug Tests for College Students a No-No, Judge Rules

A US district court judge in Missouri ruled Friday that a technical college violated the Fourth Amendment’s protections against unreasonable searches and seizures when it ordered all students...
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September 6, 2013
09/06/2013
25 Years Ago: Judge Ruled Cannabis Should Be Reclassified

25 Years Ago: Judge Ruled Cannabis Should Be Reclassified

Friday, September 6, 2013 marks the 25-year anniversary of an administrative ruling which determined that cannabis possesses accepted medical utility and ought to be reclassified accordingly under...
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August 26, 2013
08/26/2013
DEA Must Pay $3 Million in 2010 Killing of LA Teen

DEA Must Pay $3 Million in 2010 Killing of LA Teen

A federal judge Tuesday awarded $3 million to the family of an 18-year-old Los Angeles honors student who was gunned down by undercover DEA agents in a parking garage...
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August 13, 2013
08/13/2013
NYPD Hammered for Targeting Minorities With Stop and Frisk

NYPD Hammered for Targeting Minorities With Stop and Frisk

The New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk tactics that target minorities are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday. The ongoing practice of stopping innocent minority youth –...
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August 1, 2013
08/01/2013
Judge Threatens to Arrest Observers for Advocacy in Hearing

Judge Threatens to Arrest Observers for Advocacy in Hearing

In a weird and wholly-inappropriate display of rage today in the downtown courthouse, Judge Peter Gallagher ranted at defendant Victor Marion for choosing to have medical cannabis...
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July 26, 2013
07/26/2013
Florida Bong Ban – House Bill 49 – Dazed and Confused

Florida Bong Ban – House Bill 49 – Dazed and Confused

House Bill 49, known as the ‘Florida Bong Law’ has literally gone up in smoke. News agencies continue to tirelessly spin the story as they deem appropriate, and...
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July 23, 2013
07/23/2013
San Diego Superior Court Judge Denies Collective’s Defense

San Diego Superior Court Judge Denies Collective’s Defense

013 In a grueling week-long trial, a superior court Judge prohibited defense counsel from bringing evidence to support that cannabis patients may lawfully, collectively cultivate medical cannabis...
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July 16, 2013
07/16/2013
Advocates Appeal Marijuana’s Federal Status to Supreme Court

Advocates Appeal Marijuana’s Federal Status to Supreme Court

Patient advocacy group argues that over 200 peer-reviewed studies are more than adequate to show medical efficacy. Medical marijuana patient advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA)...
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July 10, 2013
07/10/2013
Judge Allows Marijuana Use Evidence in Trayvon Martin Case

Judge Allows Marijuana Use Evidence in Trayvon Martin Case

Judge Debra Nelson, the Florida judge presiding over the Trayvon Martin case, has ruled to allow jurors to hear evidence of marijuana in Trayvon Martin’s system. The...
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June 18, 2013
06/18/2013
Judge Torches Colorado’s Marijuana Magazine Rule

Judge Torches Colorado’s Marijuana Magazine Rule

A federal judge in Colorado struck down a law that would require magazines about marijuana to be sold behind counters like pornographic magazines, following findings by state...
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