February 2016

By: Stephanie Maniscalco stephanie.maniscalco@molawyersmedia.com February 9, 2016 U.S. v. Ramos (MLW No. 68773/Case No. 15-1592 – 23 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Gruender, J.) …read more at http://molawyersmedia.com/2016/02/09/criminal-law-synthetic-cannabinoid-drugs-sufficiency-of-evidence-sentencing/

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Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana after holding voter referendums. Vermont is among almost 20 states that have decriminalized marijuana possession. Shumlin said a pot measure should include a legal market to keep marijuana and other drugs out of the hands of minors, a tax law enough to destroy […]

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By Matt Volz, Associated Press HELENA, Mont. — Marijuana dispensaries will have at least two weeks to prepare for severe rollbacks to Montana’s medical marijuana law, though most will likely have to shut down, the head of an advocacy group that tried to block the restrictions said Friday. On Thursday, the Montana Supreme Court upheld […]

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SAN DIEGO – U.S. Marine Sergeant Sean Major is making a national push for approval to be the first active duty service member to use medical marijuana. Major has received a physicians recommendation for medical cannabis use in October. He currently is prescribed more than 20 different pill variations. The 25-year old wounded warrior has […]

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HELENA, Mont. – The Montana State Supreme Court ruled Thursday to limit sales of medical marijuana. In 2004 Montana voters approved medical marijuana sales. But in 2011 state lawmakers changed the law and claimed there had been too many abuses of it. It was one…read more at http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/Montana-Supreme-Court-severely-limits-sales-of-medical-marijuana-in-state/38194606

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The Australian Parliament passed a measure Wednesday legalizing medical marijuana. The amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act will allow cannabis to be legally grown for medical and scientific purposes for the first time in Australia. So How Will Australia’s New Medical Marijuana System Work? Up until this point, The Commonwealth had laws in place that permitted the importation of […]

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Canada’s new Liberal government has repeated its pledge to legalize marijuana in a speech outlining its agenda as parliament resumes after the 19 October election. A speech delivered by governor general David Johnston reiterated new prime minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to legalize and regulate the recreational use of marijuana. It is a position Trudeau has […]

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BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Revised marijuana ordinances were set to go into effect in Butte County on Thursday, but thousands of petitions against the new rules forced the county to put the ordinances on hold. The Inland Cannabis Farmer’s Association brought in petitions, signed by 14,000 people, which suspended the county supervisor approved amendments to […]

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Photo Credit: sarra22/ Shutterstock.com The state Senate today voted 17-12 today to approve a bill that would end pot prohibition in the state and replace it with a system of taxation and regulation. The vote today was the second Senate vote this week to approve the bill, which will now go to the House for […]

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