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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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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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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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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Hemp industry lawsuit challenging DEA’s position on CBD picks up support of 28 U.S. legislators

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 4:29 pm • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 4:29 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan congressional coalition pushed back on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s assertion that cannabidiol and extracts derived from hemp are Schedule I substances. Twenty-eight legislators including Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,…

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Ohio lawsuit challenges “racial quota” in marijuana program

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 2:00 pm • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 2:00 pm By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — A company that wasn’t chosen for Ohio’s new medical marijuana program filed a lawsuit against the state claiming it was bumped because of “an unconstitutional racial quota.” There were 12…

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With Isaac Dietrich back at helm, MassRoots dismisses lawsuit against him

Published: Dec 22, 2017, 1:02 pm • Updated: Dec 22, 2017, 1:37 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Marijuana social network operator MassRoots Inc. has dismissed a lawsuit against its founder Isaac Dietrich. The dismissal comes a week after the company’s board of directors and interim chief executive resigned,…

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Oregon marijuana growers face lawsuit from vineyard owner over crop’s smell

Published: Nov 24, 2017, 11:26 am • Updated: Nov 24, 2017, 11:26 am By The Associated Press MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — A Yamhill County judge has denied a motion to dismiss a complaint filed by a vineyard owner against aspiring marijuana growers. The vineyard owner, Momtazi Family LLC, claims marijuana odors…

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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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