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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Ban of Medical Cannabis in Kentucky

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Ban of Medical Cannabis in Kentucky

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Ban of Medical Cannabis in Kentucky

Residents of the Bluegrass State won’t be smoking grass anytime soon. On Sept. 20, 2017, a judge dismissed a lawsuit fighting for the legalization of medical cannabis in Kentucky.

Nevada Judge Lifts Restraining Order on Recreational Marijuana Distribution Licenses

Nevada Judge Lifts Restraining Order on Recreational Marijuana Distribution Licenses

On Aug. 17, 2017, Nevada District Judge James Todd Russell lifted a temporary restraining order against the Nevada Department of Taxation that prevented the department from issuing recreational marijuana distribution licenses to businesses other than licensed alcohol distributors.

Nevada Judge Issues Injunction to Halt Issuance of Marijuana Distribution Licenses

Nevada Judge Issues Injunction to Halt Issuance of Marijuana Distribution Licenses

In the state of Nevada, the issue of recreational marijuana distribution licenses is once again back in court. On Aug. 11, 2017, Nevada District Judge James Todd Russell issued an injunction against the Department of Taxation to prevent the issuance of distribution licenses to businesses other than alcohol distributors.

Nevada Judge Denies Request to Block Emergency Marijuana Regulations

Nevada Judge Denies Request to Block Emergency Marijuana Regulations

A Nevada judge has denied a request by the Independent Alcohol Distributors of Nevada to block emergency regulations allowing the state to temporarily issue recreational marijuana distribution licenses.

Nevada Court Ruling Threatens to Delay the Early Sale of Recreational Marijuana

Nevada Court Ruling Threatens to Delay the Early Sale of Recreational Marijuana

The early sale of recreational marijuana in the state of Nevada is in danger of being delayed. On May 30, 2017, a Nevada district court judge issued a temporary restraining order that prevents the Department of Taxation from issuing marijuana distribution licenses.

Rhode Island Woman Wins Medical Marijuana Discrimination Case

Rhode Island Woman Wins Medical Marijuana Discrimination Case

On April 23, 2017, a Rhode Island Superior Court judge ruled that Darlington Fabrics Corp. broke the law when it rescinded an employment offer to Christine Callaghan, a University of Rhode Island graduate student, based solely on her status as a medical marijuana patient.

Judge: San Diego DA Must Return MedWest Family's Personal Savings

Judge: San Diego DA Must Return MedWest Family’s Personal Savings

On May 5, 2017, San Diego County Superior Court Judge Tamila E. Ipema ordered local District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis to return the $100,693.85 in personal savings seized from James Slatic, former owner of MedWest Distribution, and his family. The money was originally seized on Feb. 2, 2016, following a raid on Slatic’s medical marijuana business on Jan. 28.

Delaware Judge: Possessing Marijuana With Firearm Still a Felony

Delaware Judge: Possessing Marijuana With Firearm Still a Felony

According to a recent ruling by Superior Court Judge Paul R. Wallace, although the state of Delaware decriminalized marijuana possession in 2015, the state legislature failed to remove a law that made it a felony to simultaneously possess a firearm and a controlled substance.

Should Marijuana Stocks Fear Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch?

Should Cannabis Stocks Fear Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch?

While there are a number of big issues and industries that could be impacted by the Gorsuch nomination (should he be confirmed), the marijuana industry and marijuana stocks have to be wondering how this nomination could impact them.

Montana Judge Rules Dispensaries Can Reopen Immediately

Montana Judge Rules Dispensaries Can Reopen Immediately

On Dec. 7, 2016, District Judge James Reynolds ruled that a drafting error in Montana’s recently passed Initiative 182 cannot delay the medical marijuana initiative’s implementation, immediately striking down a three-patient limit that previously went into effect on Aug. 31, as reported by the Associated Press.

Anti-pot Initiative Sponsor Gives Up Montana Ballot Effort

Anti-pot Initiative Sponsor Gives Up Montana Ballot Effort

The sponsor of a proposed initiative to repeal Montana’s medical marijuana law said Wednesday he won’t appeal a judge’s refusal to place the measure on November’s ballot, but instead will focus on defeating a separate initiative to expand medical pot distribution.

Court: Legal Cannabis State Residency Doesn't Justify Police Search

Court: Legal Cannabis State Residency Doesn’t Justify Police Search

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.

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Judge Charles Breyer Gives Teeth to Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment

On Oct. 19, 2015, Charles R. Breyer, a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, narrowed the scope of an injunction against the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana, effectively allowing the MAMM to get back into the business of dispensing pot.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Medical Marijuana Lawsuit

A judge has denied a petition to dismiss a lawsuit filed against a fabric company accused of violating a Rhode Island woman’s civil rights by denying her a paid internship based upon her use of medical marijuana.

Schweder

Big Disappointment in Schweder

On April 15, 2015, U.S. District Judge Kimberley Mueller denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss the case against them on the basis that their equal protection rights under the 14th Amendment had been violated because there is no rational basis for treating marijuana as a Schedule I substance.

Rhode Islander

Rhode Island Woman Sues Over MMJ Discrimination

Do you have a right to smoke marijuana? What about if you have a medical condition? Is medical marijuana a right or is it just another treatment option? Although medical marijuana is legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia, few states have laws in place to protect patients.

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MMJ Farmers Market Loses Court Battle

Over the Fourth of July weekend this past summer, owners of the Los Angeles dispensary West Coast Collective hosted California’s first ever medical marijuana farmers market. Thousands of medical marijuana patients flocked to California Heritage Market, where they were met by growers, budtenders and bushels of high quality cannabis at reasonable prices.


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