Tag: Legal Decisions

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March 24, 2015
03/24/2015
Schedule I Ruling Delayed Again – What Does It Mean?

Schedule I Ruling Delayed Again – What Does It Mean?

Judge Kimberly Mueller, the federal magistrate who made history by granting defense requests for a five-day hearing on the constitutionality of the continued inclusion of cannabis in...
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March 20, 2015
03/20/2015
Smelling Like Marijuana Is Not Illegal

Smelling Like Marijuana Is Not Illegal

While there are still many marijuana-related ways a person can get sent to the slammer in the United States, smelling as if you reside in an eternal...
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March 19, 2015
03/19/2015
Preppy State Proposes Amnesty for Potheads

Preppy State Proposes Amnesty for Potheads

What happens to the millions of Americans with existing marijuana convictions once it’s legal? This week, with a groundbreaking case in Connecticut, the U.S. may be one...
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March 12, 2015
03/12/2015
Wasserman Schultz: Cannabis Two-Face

Wasserman Schultz: Cannabis Two-Face

Florida Congresswoman and Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has found herself in a bit of political discomfort after she allegedly offered her support...
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March 11, 2015
03/11/2015
Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in US Congress

Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in US Congress

The bill is a serious step in the right direction that would reclassify cannabis from a schedule I (no medical benefits, high rate of addition) to a...
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March 2, 2015
03/02/2015
Girl Scouts of America Go After the ‘Girl Scout Cookies’ Strain for Infringement

Girl Scouts of America Go After the ‘Girl Scout Cookies’ Strain for Infringement

Earlier this week I was talking with one of my close budtenders when she mentioned that a representative of the Girl Scouts of the USA chapter, Girl...
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February 23, 2015
02/23/2015
Congress’ New Federal Legalization Bills May Be Doomed to Fail

Congress’ New Federal Legalization Bills May Be Doomed to Fail

Friday, February 20th marked the introduction of two separate pieces of legislation in the US House that would put a regulatory framework into place for states that...
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February 20, 2015
02/20/2015
Marijuana Charges Dropped Against Cancer Patient Who Faced Years in Prison

Marijuana Charges Dropped Against Cancer Patient Who Faced Years in Prison

The federal government has dropped all charges against a Washington medical marijuana patient who was recently diagnosed with late-stage cancer, in a high-profile case that involves the...
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February 13, 2015
02/13/2015
Judge Weighs Whether U.S. Marijuana Law Is Unconstitutional

Judge Weighs Whether U.S. Marijuana Law Is Unconstitutional

A federal judge hearing a case of nine men charged with illegally growing marijuana on federal land in California said Wednesday she was considering arguments that the...
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February 3, 2015
02/03/2015
Jurors Can’t Know Pot Growers Are Patients

Jurors Can’t Know Pot Growers Are Patients

Imagine you are a juror in the federal trial of five people charged with growing and distributing marijuana in northeastern Washington. The prosecution cannot present any direct...
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January 6, 2015
01/06/2015
Schedule I Hearing Briefs Filed, Next Hearing in February

Schedule I Hearing Briefs Filed, Next Hearing in February

On the final day of a calendar year filled with historic cannabis policy reforms, the parties of an equally historic federal hearing filed their first written arguments...
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December 1, 2014
12/01/2014
Ferguson and the Racist Drug War

Ferguson and the Racist Drug War

Ferguson, Missouri has become a bedrock of racial tension since the shooting death of unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, by police officer Darren Wilson. In light of the...
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November 3, 2014
11/03/2014
Schedule I Hearing Concludes; Judge’s Ruling Expected in December

Schedule I Hearing Concludes; Judge’s Ruling Expected in December

Judge Kimberly Mueller announced an end to five days of federal evidentiary hearings on the constitutionality of cannabis’ Schedule I status, requesting extensive briefings from the parties...
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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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