Arkansas judge tosses state’s medical marijuana licensing process

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas judge on Wednesday struck down the state’s decision to issue its first licenses to grow medical marijuana, ruling that the process for awarding the permits and the rankings of applicants were unconstitutional. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen granted a preliminary injunction preventing the…

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Arkansas judge rejects bid to quash medical marijuana license lawsuit

Published: Mar 16, 2018, 1:22 pm • Updated: Mar 16, 2018, 1:22 pm By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas judge who blocked the state from issuing its first licenses to grow medical marijuana has rejected an effort to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s application process…

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Texas judge weighs whether father who treated autistic daughter with marijuana is fit to be her guardian

Published: Mar 6, 2018, 11:12 am • Updated: Mar 6, 2018, 4:17 pm By Naomi Martin, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — Christy Zartler had practiced what to say, yet she was still nervous on the witness stand. She and her husband had always done what they believed was right…

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Lawsuit challenging Sessions and DEA on marijuana’s Schedule I status dismissed by federal judge

Published: Feb 26, 2018, 6:43 pm • Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 6:58 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit pitting a diverse cadre of cannabis advocates against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The complaint filed in the Southern…

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Florida judge dismisses organization in medical marijuana lawsuit

Published: Jan 29, 2018, 11:03 am • Updated: Jan 29, 2018, 11:03 am By The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida judge has ruled that a lawsuit against the state’s decision to ban smokable forms of medical marijuana can proceed but without one of the key parties. Leon County…

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Judge throws out case against corrections officers busted for cannabutter

Published: Nov 22, 2017, 12:42 pm • Updated: Nov 22, 2017, 12:42 pm By The Associated Press GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan judge has thrown out a case against two former corrections officers who lost their jobs after being arrested and charged with possession of marijuana-infused butter. Michael Frederick…

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Second judge agrees Denver can’t ban drug users from parks without hearing

Published: Oct 27, 2017, 10:25 am • Updated: Oct 27, 2017, 10:25 am By Tom McGhee, The Denver Post A second judge ruled this week that the Denver Parks and Recreation’s temporary ban of drug users from parks violates the right to due process. District Court Judge William D. Robbins…

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