Cannabis extracts remain classified as dangerous drugs after federal court ruling siding with DEA

A federal appeals court dealt a blow this week to makers of CBD-rich cannabis extracts who were trying to stop the DEA from classifying their products as dangerous drugs. A panel of judges for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals shot down the hemp industry’s challenge of a U.S.…

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Warrant needed for urine sample, South Dakota Supreme Court rules

Published: Feb 24, 2018, 10:59 am • Updated: Feb 24, 2018, 10:59 am By The Associated Press PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Supreme Court ruled that police need a search warrant to obtain a urine sample from someone under arrest. The high court issued the ruling Thursday that said…

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Federal appeals court hears hemp industry lawsuit challenging DEA’s position on CBD

Published: Feb 15, 2018, 5:24 pm • Updated: Feb 15, 2018, 5:33 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The fate of a federal rule viewed by hemp advocates as an existential threat to their emerging industry is now in the hands of a three-judge panel. The 9th U.S. Circuit…

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Girl can use medical marijuana at school, Illinois attorney general tells federal court

Published: Jan 15, 2018, 10:59 am • Updated: Jan 15, 2018, 10:59 am By The Associated Press CHICAGO — The Illinois attorney general’s office on Friday told a federal court it will allow a suburban Chicago school district to administer medical marijuana to an 11-year-old leukemia patient to treat her…

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How the Supreme Court case on sports betting is related to marijuana legalization

Published: Dec 4, 2017, 5:53 pm • Updated: Dec 4, 2017, 5:53 pm By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appeared poised Monday to legalize sports betting nationwide by freeing states from a federal anti-gaming law. The justices gave a friendly hearing to New Jersey’s…

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SWAT-style search for marijuana over tea leaves and gardening heads to court

Published: Dec 4, 2017, 8:37 am • Updated: Dec 4, 2017, 8:55 am By Roxana Hegeman, The Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. — A federal trial that begins Monday will focus on whether police lied about the results of tests on discarded tea leaves found in a Kansas couple’s trash to…

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NJ court orders state to review marijuana’s Schedule I status, given “abundant” medical benefits

Published: Nov 1, 2017, 7:54 am • Updated: Nov 1, 2017, 1:04 pm By The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — An appeals court has ruled that New Jersey must reconsider marijuana’s legal classification because of its health benefits. NJ.com reports an appellate court ruled on Tuesday the Division of Consumer…

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Colorado woman accused of marijuana grow felonies with husband appears in court

Published: Oct 27, 2017, 12:09 pm • Updated: Oct 27, 2017, 12:27 pm By Tommy Simmons, Greeley Tribune A woman accused of running a massive marijuana grow with her husband in Keenesburg and laundering money to help pay for it could enter a plea in the case in January. The…

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