Tag: Legal Decisions

(141 posts)
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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September 5, 2014
09/05/2014
Legal Pot, Murky Jobs: Marijuana Laws Put Workers in Tough Spot

Legal Pot, Murky Jobs: Marijuana Laws Put Workers in Tough Spot

Federal law still considers marijuana as a dangerous drug, so prosecutors could easily bring drug-trafficking charges against anyone whose salary is paid by taxes collected on legal...
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September 4, 2014
09/04/2014
CNN Report on Kettle Falls 5 Airs Tonight

CNN Report on Kettle Falls 5 Airs Tonight

Tune in tonight at 7pm Eastern/Pacific for a LIVE CNN report devoted to the pending federal trial of five Washington State patients. On “Erin Burnett OutFront,” CNN’s David Mattingly investigates the Kettle...
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September 4, 2014
09/04/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.03)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.03)

Interest in medical marijuana is spreading in the South, New Hampshire inches toward dispensaries, and in California, one farmers’ market gets shut down in LA even as...
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August 19, 2014
08/19/2014
Driving High in the Mile High: Colorado’s Drugged Driving Law

Driving High in the Mile High: Colorado’s Drugged Driving Law

Prior to Amendment 64, Colorado had a decriminalized outlook on marijuana while driving, meaning that getting caught with pot was the equivalent of running a stop sign....
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August 15, 2014
08/15/2014
British Columbia: Medical Pot Cookie Prohibition Ruled Unconstitutional

British Columbia: Medical Pot Cookie Prohibition Ruled Unconstitutional

It’s unconstitutional to forbid licensed medical marijuana users from possessing pot-laced products, such as cookies or body creams, a B.C. Court of Appeal judge rules. Parliament has been...
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August 7, 2014
08/07/2014
Hey, Dude, Where’s My Stock?

Hey, Dude, Where’s My Stock?

The SEC on Tuesday charged four stock promoters with manipulating prices of microcap companies, “including marijuana-related stocks that the agency has warned investors about in recent weeks.”...
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July 30, 2014
07/30/2014
Former Colorado Jail Might Transform Into a Massive Marijuana Grow Facility

Former Colorado Jail Might Transform Into a Massive Marijuana Grow Facility

In March, Colorado native Nicholas Erker purchased the town of Brush’s defunct Correctional Facility. Now, with more than six months of successful legal weed in Colorado’s history...
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July 24, 2014
07/24/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.23)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.23)

Medical marijuana takes another step toward self-regulation, patients and supporters rally for a fired Arizona medical marijuana researcher, Illinois expands its medical marijuana program, and more. Let’s...
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July 24, 2014
07/24/2014
Arizona Law Unclear on Whether Medical Marijuana Users Could Also Sell Drug

Arizona Law Unclear on Whether Medical Marijuana Users Could Also Sell Drug

In Arizona, a Pima County Superior Court judge may have paved the way for the state’s more than 52,000 medical marijuana users to get into business of...
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July 24, 2014
07/24/2014
Dabless in Seattle?

Dabless in Seattle?

I must admit the suspense is killing me. It would appear that bad news is coming, but it’s just how bad that worries me. Legal weed is...
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July 23, 2014
07/23/2014
Germany Allows Seriously Ill Patients to Grow Their Own Cannabis

Germany Allows Seriously Ill Patients to Grow Their Own Cannabis

In Germany, five people who couldn’t afford medical marijuana had their requests to grow originally denied, but three were given the green light on Tuesday. A court spokesperson...
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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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