LAW & POLITICS

  • Q & A: Activist Leo Bridgewater Guides People of Color Within the Cannabis Community
    by Lulu Cohen on September 19, 2018 at 12:28 AM

    The advocacy group Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana (M4MM) is one of many non-profit organizations that is promoting social equity for communities of color in America’s burgeoning legal cannabis industry. Established by Roz McCarthy in 2016, M4MM has 18 chapters in the United States and Jamaica. The hope for M4MM is to move away from cannabis [... […]

  • Revelations of Marijuana Found in Home of Dallas Man Slain by Officer Fuel Outrage
    by Maureen Meehan on September 18, 2018 at 11:28 PM

    One week after off-duty Dallas police officer Amber Guyger entered the apartment of 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean on Sept. 6, 2018, and shot two bullets into his torso, allegedly because she thought she was in her own home and that he was a burglar, the Dallas Fox affiliate tweeted: “DEVELOPING: Search warrant: Marijuana found in [... […]

  • Louisiana Drops 100-Patient Cap on Marijuana Dispensaries
    by Associated Press on September 18, 2018 at 12:30 AM

    By, Melinda Deslatte NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amid concerns about bottlenecks to access, Louisiana regulators agreed Monday to loosen limits on how many patients doctors authorized to dispense medical cannabis can treat. Louisiana’s State Board of Medical Examiners voted 8-1 to remove a cap established in 2016 that limited physicians to 100 medical marijuana patients. [... […]

  • Mormon Church Urges Utah Legislature to Pass Medical Marijuana Law
    by Associated Press on September 17, 2018 at 6:28 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church leaders are calling for Utah lawmakers to pass medical cannabis legislation by the end of 2018 even as they urge people to vote against a ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. Church leaders say they oppose the ballot measure, Proposition 2, because they believe [... […]

  • RICO Act Being Used by Attorneys to Hinder Legal Marijuana Businesses
    by Maureen Meehan on September 15, 2018 at 1:20 AM

    As the 2018 outdoor cannabis harvest heads into its final phase across most of the country — including swaths of illegal cultivations spotted in California and Oregon by Fish and Wildlife officers hanging from helicopters — an ominous legal game is afoot. A small group of lawyers in several states is attempting to sue hundreds [... […]

  • NY Democrats Favor Experience Over Star Power, Picking Gov. Cuomo over Cynthia Nixon
    by Associated Press on September 14, 2018 at 9:36 PM

    By, David Klepper NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily beat back a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, thwarting her attempt to become the latest insurgent liberal to knock off an establishment Democrat. Cuomo, who always led in the polls and outspent his rival more than 8 [... […]

  • Michigan Judge Halts Shutdown of Marijuana Businesses
    by Associated Press on September 14, 2018 at 8:06 PM

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge has halted plans by state regulators that would have shuttered nearly 100 medical marijuana businesses as part of a newly approved set of licensing rules. Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello granted an injunction Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, that was requested by a lawyer for a medical marijuana [... […]

  • Ohio Auditor Faults State’s Medical Marijuana Process
    by Associated Press on September 14, 2018 at 12:30 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s state auditor said the process for selecting medical cannabis grower applicants suffered from numerous errors and inconsistencies. Republican Auditor David Yost said the Department of Commerce exceeded its legal authority when it awarded two additional licenses to cultivators and found weaknesses in how the agency protected passwords, system folders, and [... […]

  • North Dakota Pegs Legalized Marijuana Would Cost State $2M
    by Associated Press on September 13, 2018 at 11:44 PM

    By James MacPherson BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A measure to legalize cannabis in North Dakota would cost more than $2 million annually for the first three years if it’s approved, though tax revenue and other fees generated from the sales are not yet known, according to agency estimates provided to lawmakers Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. [... […]

  • BLUNT TRUTHS Chapter 2: What Stoners Know That Harry Anslinger Didn’t Care to Know
    by Marijuana.com Staff on September 13, 2018 at 9:52 PM

    By, Alan Katz At a time when the U.S. grapples with the question ‘What Is Truth?’, the story of cannabis prohibition should be an object lesson in what happens when a culture doesn’t care what the truth is. The object lesson: one day, it will. We need only to look to the story of Harry [... […]