After being delayed in the beginning of October, the Dallas cite-and-release program was finally approved in Dallas County on Oct. 17, 2017.
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PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Arizona’s constitution gives voters the right to initiate and decide ballot initiatives. Unfortunately, the ballot initiative process is under attack from politicians.
Companies in the final running for licenses to grow medical marijuana should be able to defend their multimillion-dollar investments against a legal challenge over how those finalists were picked, an attorney argued Thursday in court.
On June 15, 2017, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission called hemp oil fraud on a public company, filing a complaint in federal court that claims CV Sciences (OTCQB:CVSI) , formerly known as CannaVEST, and its CEO, Michael Mona, Jr., intentionally overstated the company’s total assets.
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has denied attempts by Arizona medical marijuana users to lower mandatory patient and caregiver fees. Though Judge Jo Lynn Gentry did not challenge patients’ claims that the Department of Health Services collects more money than is needed to keep the program running, she maintained that the courts are unable to alter the fees for Arizona medical marijuana users.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) has adopted a formal opinion advising judges that maintaining any interest in an enterprise that involves medical or recreational marijuana is incompatible with the obligation to follow the law under California Code of Judicial Ethics.
n appellate court ruled Thursday that Arizona colleges and universities can prohibit medical marijuana on campuses but lawmakers can’t make it a crime.
A federal court in Boston last week entered judgments against a publicly traded company purportedly serving medical marijuana businesses over allegations that it defrauded investors by lying about the company’s true owner.
What that means is each and every case where prosecutors charge a medical marijuana user with breaking the law requires expert testimony to show that particular individual was impaired at that particular level of THC.
On Nov. 28, 2016, the United States Supreme Court refused to take up an appeal filed by a Native American church in Hawaii that was seeking exemption from federal marijuana laws, upholding a previous decision made by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
A St. Louis man had no legal right under a Missouri pro-farming law to grow a crop of marijuana plants in his Carondelet neighborhood home, a judge has ruled.
On Aug. 29, 2016, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona over the ballot summary of Proposition 205, a measure that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.
MI Legalize, the organizer behind an effort to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Michigan, has suffered another setback in court.
On Aug. 23, 2016, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that law enforcement officers cannot stop and search motorists based solely on the fact that they live in a legal cannabis state, with the decision applying to motorists in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming.
The fight over medicinal marijuana in Missouri is heading to court.
Federal securities regulators have filed a complaint against Bruce Perlowin that charges the CEO of publicly-traded Hemp Inc of committing a long-running fraud by evading securities registration provisions and selling hundreds of millions of unregistered shares.
Federal law does not protect the right of two ministers of the Hawaii Cannabis Ministry to distribute large amounts of marijuana for their religious practices.
On Monday, March 21, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado that asked the Supreme Court to enforce the supremacy of federal law as a means of halting the legal marijuana market in Colorado.
On Feb. 24, 2016, the Federal Court of Canada ruled in Allard v. Canada that medical marijuana patients have the right to cultivate their own medicine, striking down a previous ban on at-home cultivation.
On Dec. 28, 2015, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado heard oral arguments in Fourth Corner Credit Union v. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
A federal court will begin hearing arguments in a marijuana banking case involving Fourth Corner Credit Union and the Federal Reserve.
For the ninth time in as little as seven years, the Michigan Supreme Court has passed down yet another ruling on medical marijuana in the state. In an interesting twist, the court issued one decision for two cases that shared similar circumstances; however, a definitive resolution was not reached.
Nullification is getting new attention due to the continuing conflict between states and the federal government over these laws.
Although the marijuana industry has made considerable gains in the last several years, marijuana advertising remains more or less an untapped market.
On December 2, 2014, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking to shut down Nestdrop, a smartphone application that allows customers to order medical marijuana via touch screen and have it delivered.
According to Americans for Safe Access, a new judge has been assigned to the high profile medical marijuana case of the Kettle Falls Five.