Detroit to Challenge Voter-Approved MMJ Industry Reforms in Court

Detroit, Michigan officials intend to file a lawsuit against the voter-approved medical cannabis dispensary rules that relaxed restrictions on businesses, such as reducing the buffer area from religious institutions and requiring public hearings and comments before obtaining approval to open a shop, the Detroit Free Press reports. The legal action comes less than a week […]

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Federal Case Challenging Constitutionality of Cannabis Prohibition Heads Back to Court on Valentine’s Day

In case you missed it, there is a lawsuit against the Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions – the text of which reveals the history of the 12,000-year relationship between humans and cannabis and how prohibition not only negatively affects the plaintiffs but potentially all humankind. The suit is […]

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California Growers Association Sues California Over Large-Scale Cannabis Cultivation Concerns

The California Growers Association is suing the state, contending that the Department of Food and Agriculture defied the will of the voters by permitting large-scale commercial cannabis farms, the Sacramento Bee reports. According to the report, the suit states that Prop. 64 was intended to “ensure the non-medical marijuana industry in California will be built […]

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Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Won’t Rule Out Federal Charges Against Canna-Businesses

Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling, who was appointed by President Donald Trump and assumed office in December, told reporters yesterday that while opioid crimes are his top drug enforcement priority, he could not rule out bringing cases against canna-business operators and employees, the State House News Service reports. The comments come less than a month […]

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West Virginia Attorneys Seek Amendment to MMJ Law Allowing them to Serve Canna-Businesses

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is seeking public comment on a proposed amendment to the Rules of Professional Conduct which would explicitly allow attorneys to work with medical cannabis businesses in the state. The proposed new section to the rules reads: “A lawyer may counsel or assist a client regarding conduct expressly permitted under […]

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U.S. Attorney in Oregon Shares Cannabis Industry Concerns in Op-Ed

In an op-ed in the Oregonian, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon Billy J. Williams said that while “national policy has changed” – referring to the rescinding of the Cole Memo protections by Attorney General Jeff Sessions – federal attorneys’ “commitment to exercising good judgment in charging decisions has not.” “We will continue to […]

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Federal Judge Rules Illinois Student Can Use & Store MMJ on School Grounds

Federal U.S. District Court Judge John Blakely on Friday ruled that an 11-year-old medical cannabis patient in Illinois can be administered cannabis oil in school, according to an NPR report. The Illinois attorney general’s office told the court they would not challenge the ruling and would work with state officials to address the issue in […]

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Parents of 11yo Illinois MMJ Patient Sue to Allow Use of Meds at School

The parents of a Schaumburg, Illinois elementary school’s student are suing the district and the state after officials denied their 11-year-old daughter the right to use medical cannabis on school grounds, the Chicago Tribune reports. The plaintiffs argue that the denial is unconstitutional and violates due-process, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Americans […]

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Detroit MMJ Licensing on Hold After Lawsuit Filed Against City

Detroit, Michigan’s medical cannabis licensing process is on hold after a business group filed suit against the state claiming they were denied a business license under the new regime because they violated Detroit’s old ordinance, the Detroit Free Press reports. If the suit drags on until Feb. 15, all current operators licensed under the city’s […]

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How to Use (or Lose) a Cannabis Trademark

In a nascent industry like cannabis, becoming familiar to customers is essential to sales growth. Marketing experts will tell you that capturing market share begins with awareness. If customers don’t know who you are or what you make, if they don’t notice your products on the shelf or what shops you distribute to, then there […]

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Consultant Linked to Tribe’s Cannabis Resort Has Drug Case Dismissed

Jonathan Hunt, one of the cannabis consultants prosecuted in South Dakota for their role in the Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe’s cannabis resort plan, will have his drug cases dismissed, the Associated Press reports. Hunt, former vice-president and cultivation expert for Colorado-based Monarch America, was charged with conspiracy to possess between a half-pound and pound of […]

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Indiana Prosecutors Pen Letter Opposing All Forms of Cannabis Legalization

The Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys sent a letter to the chairman of the state Commission to Combat Drug Abuse asking the body to “formally oppose the legalization of marijuana in any form, for any purpose” claiming cannabis is “not medicine,” that its use increases opioid abuse risk, and legalization has had “devastating effects in […]

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Hoban Law Group Planning International Expansion

Hoban Law Group, a full-time, full-service cannabis industry law firm based in Colorado, is planning to expand internationally with multiple offices in the European Union and two offices in Latin America. The European offices are expected by late fall while the Latin America offices are expected by spring 2018. The firm has already been working […]

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Italian Court Acquits Rastafarian of Cannabis Possession

An Italian court has acquitted a 30-year-old man of cannabis possession, determining that the defendant used cannabis to practice his Rastafarian religion, according to a report by the Independent. The individual had been arrested after police found 8 grams on his person and another 50 grams at his home. He faced up to four months […]

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Lawsuit Filed Against Arkansas MMJ Commission Over Initial Application Rejections

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission is being sued by a group of industry applicants who claim that the regulators were incorrect in rejecting their applications during its initial assessment last month, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports. The names of the plaintiffs were left out of the complaints to protect the anonymity of the process. The lawsuits […]

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Montel Williams Sues CBD Scammers Over False Endorsement Claims

Montel Williams and Montel Williams Enterprises Inc. are suing three Arizona-based CBD-marketing entities and one Scottsdale resident, Timothy K. Isaac, over their claims that the former talk show host endorsed their CBD products. The lawsuit claims that the defendants repurposed contents of a Forbes article on websites and social media, misappropriating Williams’ name and likeness, […]

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California Hot Sauce Maker Sues MMJ Company Over Trademarks

Tapatio Foods LLC., a California-based hot sauce and salsa manufacturer, has filed a lawsuit against California medical cannabis company Payoso Grow claiming that the company has violated Tapatio trademarks. The lawsuit claims that the cannabis company’s Trapatio cannabis-infused chile sauce infringes on their “Charro” mark – a man in a sombrero, yellow shirt, and red […]

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Arizona Judge Rules Extracts Fall Outside MMJ Law, Appeal Expected

A ruling by Navajo County Superior Court Judge Dale Nielson could force Arizona dispensaries to stop selling vape cartridges, cannabis oils, and edibles, according to a Phoenix New Times report. Nielson’s ruling comes in the case of a 26-year-old registered medical cannabis patient who was arrested for cannabis possession after officers discovered the processed products. […]

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MMJ Companies’ Lawsuit Against Maryland Allowed to Proceed

The lawsuit against the state of Maryland by two would-be medical cannabis companies will be allowed to proceed and the result could halt the state’s yet-to-launch regime, the Baltimore Sun reports. The plaintiffs, Maryland Cultivation and Processing and GTI Maryland, accuse the state of acting arbitrarily in denying them cultivation licenses. The lawsuit argues that the […]

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‘Gorilla Glue’ Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Settled

The makers of the adhesive Gorilla Glue have settled with GG Strains LLC, the cannabis company with strains called Gorilla Glue #1, Gorilla Glue #4, and Gorilla Glue #5, in a trademark infringement case, according to a Cannabist report. The agreement does not involve any monetary penalties or transactions. The agreement forces Las Vegas, Nevada-based […]

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Florida MMJ Regulators Will Not Meet Today’s Deadline for New License Approvals

Medical cannabis regulators in Florida will not meet today’s legislatively-mandated deadline to approve five new licenses for the state’s expanded regime, the News Service of Florida reports. Christian Bax, the Office of Medical Marijuana Use executive director, blamed the delay on Hurricane Irma and lawsuits against the expansion plans. In a letter to legislative leaders […]

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Son of WWE Founder and SBA Administrator Sues Cannabis Grow-Box Maker

World Wrestling Entertainment performer Shane McMahon is suing Connecticut-based EnviroGrow, a company that manufactures cannabis-growing modules, the New York Daily News reports. McMahon, is the son of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and U.S. Small Businesses Administration Administrator Linda McMahon. The lawsuit claims that Shane McMahon invested $500,000 for a stake in the company, but when […]

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Massachusetts Supreme Court Rules Field Sobriety Tests Not Valid to Test Cannabis Impairment

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that field tests currently used to test for alcohol impairment cannot be used to determine if a driver is impaired by cannabis. In the ruling, Justice Frank Gaziano, pointed out that “there is no scientific agreement on whether, and if so, to what extent” the current field sobriety […]

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Lawsuit Threatens to Delay MMJ Rollout in Pennsylvania

A lawsuit by one of the Pennsylvania companies not chosen for a medical cannabis license could shut down the program before it’s implemented, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Keystone ReLeaf LLC is seeking an injunction against the state Department of Health, alleging that the licensing awards process was “arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable.” The company applied for […]

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