Connecticut court: Landlord’s permission not needed for marijuana search

Published: Jul 18, 2017, 8:36 am • Updated: Jul 18, 2017, 8:50 am By The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut’s Supreme Court says police didn’t need a homeowner’s permission for a warrantless search that led to the discovery of a marijuana crop in a greenhouse on his Canterbury property.…

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Massachusetts’ top court says workers can’t be fired for using medical marijuana

Published: Jul 17, 2017, 4:47 pm • Updated: Jul 17, 2017, 7:02 pm By The Associated Press BOSTON — Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled that a woman who says she was fired for using marijuana legally obtained to treat Crohn’s Disease can sue her former employer. The state Supreme Judicial…

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Federal appeals court gives Colorado marijuana credit union another chance

Published: Jun 28, 2017, 7:37 pm • Updated: Jun 28, 2017, 7:51 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A federal appeals court has breathed life into a plan hatched in Colorado to open a credit union for the marijuana industry. A three-judge panel for the 10th U.S. Circuit Court…

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Colorado Supreme Court: Man who caused explosion while making hash oil not covered by legalization

Published: Jun 22, 2017, 12:59 pm • Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 2:51 pm By Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post A 21-year-old Colorado Springs man who blew up his home’s laundry room after brewing hash oil with a butane burner still needed a license to “manufacture” the oil after Colorado legalized…

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Colorado Supreme Court won’t hear appeal in fight over doubled-up pot taxes

Published: Jun 20, 2017, 12:39 pm • Updated: Jun 20, 2017, 3:05 pm By John Aguilar, The Denver Post The Colorado Supreme Court this week declined to hear an appeal by Adams County over the validity of its recreational marijuana tax in three of its cities, raising questions about the…

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Fed appeals court quashes bids to unravel Colorado marijuana laws, but door still open for RICO suits

Published: Jun 7, 2017, 4:09 pm • Updated: Jun 7, 2017, 5:46 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A three-judge panel for the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Wednesday largely upheld lower courts’ dismissals of several cases seeking to overturn major parts of Colorado’s marijuana…

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Supreme Court limits government seizure of assets in drug conspiracy cases

Published: Jun 5, 2017, 1:44 pm • Updated: Jun 5, 2017, 1:57 pm By Sam Hananel, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is placing new limits on the government’s ability to seize assets from people who are convicted of drug crimes but receive little of the illegal proceeds.…

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Maryland high court steps in but medical cannabis licensing still on hold

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 2:06 pm • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 2:06 pm By Fenit Nirappil, The Washington Post BALTIMORE — Maryland’s highest court on Friday intervened in a lawsuit that threatened to upend the state’s long-awaited medical marijuana program, but whether the state can move forward remains in question.…

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Ohio Supreme Court justice, considering running for governor, backs legalizing marijuana

Published: May 22, 2017, 8:50 am • Updated: May 22, 2017, 8:50 am By John Seewer, The Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio — An Ohio Supreme Court justice who’s mulling a run for governor thinks it’s time for the state to decriminalize marijuana. Justice William O’Neill, the lone Democrat holding an…

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