The Arizona Supreme Court is set to hear arguments for a case challenging the legality of a 2012 law that enacted a medical marijuana ban on college campuses.
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Mexico’s Lower House of Congress passed a bill on Friday to legalize the use of marijuana and cannabis for medical and scientific needs.
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.
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.
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.
On Nov. 8, 2016, voters in Arkansas approved Issue 6, legalizing medical marijuana in the state.
The passing of the initiative would reverse provisions of a bill passed by the Montana Legislature in 2011
Voters in the Nov. 8 election in Arkansas will still be able to vote on a separate measure that would allow for the regulated use of marijuana for certain medical conditions, where a state commission oversees plant growth and marijuana distribution.
On Oct. 13, 2016, the Arkansas Supreme Court denied a petition to remove Issue 6, a constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in the state, from the November ballot.
While most states have relaxed restrictions on marijuana in recent years, Montana has gone backward. A relatively early adopter of medical marijuana in 2004, the state — which has a population of roughly 1 million people — once had 4,900 providers servicing nearly 30,000 patients.
It is unlikely that recreational marijuana will appear on the ballot in Michigan this November. According to The Detroit Free Press, the Michigan Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal filed by the group MI Legalize to put a initiative legalizing recreational marijuana on the November ballot.
A group in Arkansas has filed a lawsuit to block ballot access for a measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. Claiming that the proposal is misleading, Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana has asked the state Supreme Court to prevent election officials from counting or certifying any votes for the measure. According to the Associated…
On Aug. 22, 2016, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that a man who has fired for smoking marijuana on the job should be able to return to his job.
Organizers behind New Approach South Dakota, a campaign to legalize medical marijuana, has suffered a serious setback. On August 9, 2016, Circuit Judge Mark Barnett denied the group’s lawsuit to place a voter initiative legalizing medical marijuana on the November ballot.
On May 6, 2016, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that the legal protection afforded to physicians under the state’s medical marijuana laws only applies to the recommendation itself.
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.
The Supreme Court of the United States has again delayed any decision regarding the future of legal marijuana in the United States. According to the Denver Post’s John Ingold this morning, the SCOTUS has yet to decide whether to hear or reject a lawsuit brought by two of Colorado’s neighboring states, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Read…
Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Saturday has sent ripples through America’s political system, and those ripples will likely extend to a major Supreme Court marijuana case this Friday.
In what has been seen, depending on one’s perspective, as an obvious legal stance or an administration taking an overdue stand on federal intent, the Obama administration has again spoken publicly about its stance on marijuana reform.
Progress toward legal medical marijuana use in Florida took another step on Dec. 17, 2015, when the state’s supreme court issued an advisory opinion on the initiative petition on the subject.
The Obama administration has urged the Supreme Court not to take up a lawsuit filed against the state of Colorado over marijuana legalization.
On Nov. 4, 2015, Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation approved personal use of marijuana, including growing, harvesting, preparing and possessing the plant, for the four plaintiffs addressed in the court’s ruling.
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.
The medical marijuana advocacy group United for Care has just passed a significant milestone in its pursuit to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Florida.
As Ohioans are starting to gear up for the 2015 state election, the marijuana advocacy organization ResponsibleOhio is scrambling to collect enough signatures to qualify to be put on the ballot. Although the Ohio Secretary of State’s office calculated that the organization submitted approximately 660,190 signatures, more than twice the required amount, only 42 percent of those signatures were considered valid.
In a 6-0 decision, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that patients can be fired by employers for using medical marijuana, despite the fact that both medical and recreational marijuana are legal within the state.
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has asked the Supreme Court to throw out a lawsuit filed against Colorado by neighboring states Nebraska and Oklahoma. The suit challenges Colorado’s recreational marijuana market, stating that it has increased the amount of marijuana coming across the border.
We can’t help but notice the parallels between legalizing marijuana and gay marriage as they progress in our society.
Colorado’s attorneys, who promise to resist the lawsuit, will surely argue that their neighbors are demanding that the CSA be construed as a commandeering statute.
Nebrahoma is suing Colorado, or for those who see the middle of the U.S. as more than a grasshopper-laden wasteland, that is Nebraska and Oklahoma.
A common misconception about marijuana legalization, both medical and recreational, is that you won’t be fired by your employer for smoking marijuana. As un-American as it sounds, you can indeed be fired for smoking marijuana legally.
America is two nations when it comes to marijuana: in one it’s legal, in the other it’s not. The result is that people like B.J. Patel are going to jail.
If there are still any cannabis naysayers left in the state of Colorado, then no one can hear them over the ridiculous amount of money being made there. According to the Denver Post, Colorado made $22 million in recreational sales in April 2014, netting the state $3.5 million in tax revenue. Sales were likely boosted by the cannabis holiday 4/20, which attracted thousands of out-of-state visitors this year.