Florida Court Rules Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban is Unconstitutional

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TALLAHASSEE, FL — A Florida Circuit Court judge has ruled that a legislatively enacted ban on the smoking of medical cannabis by qualified patients is unconstitutional. State lawmakers in 2017 passed Senate Bill 8A – which sought to amend provisions in Amendment 2, a voter initiated constitutional amendment permitting the use and distribution of marijuana for medical purposes. […]

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Court: Marijuana’s Schedule I Status Does Not Justify Workplace Discrimination Against State-Qualified Patients

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HARTFORD, CT — A federal district court judge has determined that marijuana’s illicit status under federal law does not preempt statewide protections explicitly prohibiting qualified medical cannabis patients from facing discrimination in the workplace. The defendant in the case, Bride Brook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, argued that marijuana’s classification as a Schedule I drug under the US Controlled […]

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Massachusetts High Court: Patient Fired for Medical Marijuana Use Can Sue for Discrimination

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Massachusetts High Court: Patient Fired for Medical Marijuana Use Can Sue for Discrimination | Scott Gacek

BOSTON, MA — Massachusetts’ highest court ruled on Monday that a medical marijuana patient could sue her former employer for discrimination after being fired for testing positive for the substance in a drug test. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rejected the argument made by Advantage Sales and Marketing that the patient, Christina Barbuto, could not sue for […]

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Court: Budgetary Amendment Bars Federal Prosecution of State-Compliant Medical Marijuana Providers

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Federal officials are not permitted to engage in the criminal prosecution of those who are engaged in activity related to medical marijuana absent evidence that the defendants are in clear violation of state law, according to a unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The […]

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License Plate from a Marijuana State? That’s No Reason to Stop and Search, Fed Court Says

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License Plate from a Marijuana State? That’s No Reason to Stop and Search, Fed Court Says | Phillip Smith

DENVER, CO — Drivers from pot-friendly West Coast states have long complained of “license plate profiling,” claiming state troopers more interested in drug interdiction than traffic safety perch like vultures along the nation’s east-west interstate highways pull them over on pretextual traffic stops—going 71 in a 70 mph zone, failing to wait two full seconds […]

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Federal Court of Appeals Upholds Ban on Prosecuting State-Compliant Medical Marijuana Businesses

Federal Court of Appeals Upholds Ban on Prosecuting State-Compliant Medical Marijuana Businesses | Keith Stroup

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, covering nine western states, earlier this week ruled unanimously that the Department of Justice is barred by federal law from prosecuting medical marijuana businesses if those businesses are operating in compliance with state law. This decision came in […]

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Supreme Court Denies Case Against Colorado's Marijuana Legalization

Supreme Court Denies Case Against Colorado's Marijuana Legalization
In 2012, Colorado voters amended the state's constitution to allow the legalization recreational marijuana to be legal. Colorado's neighboring states of Nebraska and Oklahoma claimed marijuana-related crime increased after this occurred. The two states …
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Marijuana Legalization: Did The Supreme Court Make Weed Legal Across America?
Marijuana legalization at the federal level has been the dream of many in the cannabis industry, but some say that the Supreme Court's neutral decision about the Oklahoma/Nebraska versus Colorado case on March 21 is not final. Instead, while they may …
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Vermont Marijuana Legalization 2016: Bernie Sanders' State Legislature May
Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders' home state of Vermont may become the first state to use legislation to legalize marijuana recreationally without voter initiative if state legislators pass the bill, according to Reuters. In February, the state Senate …
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Montana Court Limits Commercial Sales of Medical Marijuana

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Montana Court Limits Commercial Sales of Medical Marijuana
The Montana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that medical marijuana providers should be paid for their services, but it clamped down on commercial sales of the drug by limiting providers to no more than three patients each. The court's decision upheld …
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New Colorado bill would create guidelines for organic marijuana
“This is going to be the Whole Foods version of cannabis,” said Jonathan Singer, a Democratic state representative sponsoring legislation to establish state-approved organic pot. “This is just the next natural step in making sure marijuana is treated …
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School funding issue heads for high court

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School funding issue heads for high court
Marty Flynn, D-113, Scranton, has teamed up with a Republican lawmaker to introduce legislation to allow Pennsylvania farmers to cultivate hemp for industrial use through academic research programs. The bill would bring Pennsylvania in line with …
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GOP governor hopefuls stump in Louisville
“I can pass right to work legislation – even in a Democratic House,” said Comer, the agriculture commissioner who previously served in the House. Comer cited as an example of hemp legislation which passed the General Assembly over bi-partisan …
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The marijuana industry's newest customers are sick and elderly dogs
Unlike its edibles for humans, Treatibles products, which are sold in dispensaries, aren't made from marijuana but from hemp—the stem of the cannabis plant that's low in the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which produces that …
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