DOJ is secretly using IRS to investigate Colorado marijuana businesses, lawsuit says

Published: Sep 1, 2017, 3:44 pm • Updated: Sep 1, 2017, 7:58 pm By David Migoya, The Denver Post The U.S. Department of Justice is secretly using the Internal Revenue Service to conduct criminal investigations into otherwise legitimate marijuana businesses in Colorado under the guise of tax audits, lawyers for…

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Gorilla Glue lawsuit: Cannabis biz stuck in the middle of branding battle over strain name

Published: Aug 10, 2017, 8:43 am • Updated: Aug 10, 2017, 8:48 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff This origin story is the stuff of legend in the cannabis world. Back in 2012, A Nevada medical marijuana cultivator working under the under the uniquely spelled pseudonym “Joesy Whales” was…

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Federal lawsuit against Sessions and DEA says marijuana’s Schedule I status unconstitutional

Published: Jul 25, 2017, 7:10 am • Updated: Jul 25, 2017, 8:31 am By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A diverse cadre of cannabis advocates filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging the constitutionality of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as it pertains to marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Drug…

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Jeff Sessions Sued in Lawsuit Challenging the Constitutionality of the Controlled Substances Act

“Beleaguered” Attorney General Jeff Sessions was named a defendant today in a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Controlled Substances Act as it pertains to Cannabis/Marijuana. This comes on the heels of our post about Sessions and his secret weapon against weed.  In a 90-page Complaint (which can be…

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Kentucky gov and AG ask judge to dismiss lawsuit to legalize medical marijuana

Published: Jul 14, 2017, 9:15 am • Updated: Jul 14, 2017, 9:15 am By John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear want a Frankfort judge to dismiss a lawsuit calling for the legalization of medical marijuana in Kentucky. In a motion filed Monday in…

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DEA seeks dismissal of hemp industry lawsuit fighting drug code for “marihuana extracts”

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 6:38 pm • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 7:10 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff The legal distinctions between marijuana and hemp are at the center of a debate in a federal lawsuit. The Drug Enforcement Administration stands firm on its drug code for “marihuana extracts”…

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Edibles company implicated in Colorado murder lawsuit isn’t covered, insurer says

Published: May 9, 2017, 2:17 pm • Updated: May 9, 2017, 3:41 pm By Emma Gannon, Courthouse News DENVER — An insurer refuses to cover a Colorado-based marijuana candy company for selling the “Karma Kandy Orange Ginger” under whose influence a man supposedly became psychotic and murdered his wife. Hours…

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Hemp lawsuit in federal court alleges DEA overstepped on “extracts” rule

Published: Apr 5, 2017, 12:49 pm • Updated: Apr 5, 2017, 1:18 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A federal lawsuit involving hemp is heating up. Lawyers representing the Hemp Industries Association and hemp businesses have filed an opening brief in a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals case…

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Vermont medical marijuana lawsuit says not recognizing PTSD as a condition is discriminatory

Published: Feb 20, 2017, 1:39 pm • Updated: Feb 20, 2017, 1:57 pm By The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. — A report by Vermont’s Human Rights Commission alleges that the state discriminated against a man when they denied him medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. The report found that…

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City of Santa Ana will pay $100K to settle lawsuit over infamous dispensary raid

Published: Oct 26, 2016, 9:29 am • Updated: Oct 26, 2016, 10:37 am By Scott Schwebke, Orange County Register SANTA ANA – The city will pay a Santa Ana marijuana dispensary $ 100,000 to settle a federal lawsuit in connection with a controversial raid last year where police officers were…

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