LAW & POLITICS

  • Feds Hammer San Francisco Brewer for Making Beer with CBD
    by Associated Press on May 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. officials have ordered a San Francisco brewery to stop producing beers containing cannabidiol, the hemp-derived compound known as CBD. The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is allowing Black Hammer Brewing to sell off the rest of the beer it has produced with CBD, including one called Toke [... […]

  • The Latest: Ruling Topples Law Restricting Medical Marijuana
    by Associated Press on May 24, 2018 at 1:00 AM

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Supreme Court decision Wednesday overturns a 2012 state law that made possession or use of medical marijuana on university and college campuses a crime. The justices said the Legislature didn’t have legal authority to enact the 2012 prohibition because it effectively changed Arizona’s medical marijuana law in violation of state [... […]

  • Arizona High Court to Rule on Whether Colleges Can Ban Medical Marijuana
    by Associated Press on May 23, 2018 at 6:00 PM

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled to rule Wednesday on the legality of medical cannabis on higher education campuses. The decision scheduled for release Wednesday follows one in which a lower court ruled that colleges and universities can prohibit medical cannabis on campuses but the state Legislature can’t make it a crime. [... […]

  • Pennsylvania Judge Puts Hold on State’s Plan for Medical Pot Research
    by Associated Press on May 23, 2018 at 3:00 PM

    By Mark Scolforo HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge put a hold on plans to implement the research provision of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law Tuesday, siding with dispensaries and growers who challenged the Health Department’s approach. Commonwealth Court Judge Patricia McCullough issued a preliminary injunction that halted the agency’s regulations pertaining to handing out additional [... […]

  • Pennsylvania Becomes First State to Approve Medical Marijuana to Treat Opioid Addiction
    by Maureen Meehan on May 23, 2018 at 1:46 AM

    By Maureen Meehan Pennsylvania added four new illnesses to its Medical Marijuana Program’s list of qualifying conditions on Monday, May 14, 2018. One is opioid-use disorder. The inclusion of opioid addiction on its list of qualifying conditions, bringing it up to 21, makes the Keystone state the first in the country to accept addiction as [... […]

  • Rams’ Kelly Pleads Guilty, Charge Could be Dropped in a Year
    by Associated Press on May 22, 2018 at 8:30 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams sixth-round draft pick John Kelly has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay court costs but will have his misdemeanor drug charge dismissed if he avoids trouble for a year. Kelly was cited for possession of Schedule VI and University of Tennessee linebacker Will Ignont was cited for possession [... […]

  • Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Will Is Heading to Court
    by Associated Press on May 22, 2018 at 7:10 PM

    By Lindsay Whitehurst and Julian Hattem SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Supporters and opponents of medical cannabis in Utah are preparing to square off in court over a proposed ballot initiative, opening a new front for what has been a contentious public battle. The Utah Patients Coalition, which drove medical marijuana initiatives, filed a challenge [... […]

  • California Bill May Stop Local Bans of Marijuana Delivery Services
    by Don Jergler on May 21, 2018 at 11:20 PM

    Josh LaCroix was used to hard work, completing landscaping projects, and saving to eventually start his own computer repair business. In his spare time, he coached soccer, baseball, and basketball. He also raised two children with his wife. Then in 2012, he nearly died. A massive amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) built up in his [... […]

  • Weekly Legislative Schedule: CA Looks at CBD Reform and Banks; OH May Mandate Debit Cards for MMJ
    by Monterey Bud on May 21, 2018 at 10:00 PM

    California and Ohio are the only two states with noteworthy marijuana legislation scheduled to be heard during the week of May 21, 2018. On Tuesday, two California bills will go before the Senate Appropriations Committee. One proposal seeks to reschedule cannabidiol (CDB) while the other looks to create a network of state banks to handle [... […]

  • Hawaii Approves Kauai’s First Marijuana Dispensary
    by Associated Press on May 21, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    HONOLULU (AP) — Kauai’s first medical marijuana dispensary has received approval to begin sales on the island. Have a Heart opened for business Monday, May 21, 2018, after receiving approval from the state Department of Health the week before. The retail facility has completed laboratory testing requirements and passed the final onsite inspection. It is [... […]