Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to marijuana’s Schedule I status

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California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, medical marijuana champion, facing tough GOP primary challenge

SANTA ANA, Calif.–Rep. Dana Rohrabacher was already having a tough election year. The Orange County Republican has drawn more than a half-dozen Democratic challengers, some of whom have raised more money than the 15-term congressman. Election handicappers declared his race a toss-up, protesters have shown up at his home and…

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States move to ban fake urine, a new challenge for drug testing in age of opioid epidemic, legal marijuana

As part of a routine drug test, Adam Randall handed a vial of yellow liquid to a probation officer. Although it looked like a urine sample from the 31-year-old – who was required to submit to testing after a previous conviction – authorities in Queensbury, New York, say it was…

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Challenge to Florida ban on smokable medical marijuana gets May trial date

Published: Mar 5, 2018, 1:37 pm • Updated: Mar 5, 2018, 1:37 pm By The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A hearing on Florida banning smokable forms of medical marijuana will be heard by a circuit court judge in May. Leon County Judge Karen Gievers will hold a non-jury trial…

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City of Detroit expected to challenge voter-approved marijuana initiatives

Published: Feb 16, 2018, 3:20 pm • Updated: Feb 19, 2018, 12:03 pm By Katrease Stafford, Detroit Free Press DETROIT — The City of Detroit said Friday it plans to file a lawsuit challenging two voter-approved marijuana initiatives that would have relaxed local control this year. The move comes after…

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Legal challenge filed against DEA’s new marijuana extract rule

Published: Jan 13, 2017, 6:03 pm • Updated: Jan 13, 2017, 6:12 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The hemp industry has taken the DEA to court in the wake of a controversial new rule on marijuana extracts. Denver’s Hoban Law Group, representing the Hemp Industries Association, Centuria Natural…

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22 heavily armed men post mannequin challenge online. What happens next should be obvious

Published: Dec 7, 2016, 8:02 am • Updated: Dec 7, 2016, 8:02 am By Travis M. Andrews, The Washington Post In the video, they were all clutching firearms of various caliber. Pistols and shotguns hung frozen in the air, their blunt ends aimed at various persons, who remained as still…

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One down, two to go: Court rejects challenge to Arkansas medical marijuana plan

Published: Sep 22, 2016, 11:22 am • Updated: Sep 22, 2016, 11:22 am By Andrew Demillo, The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an attempt to block votes from being counted on an effort to legalize medical marijuana in the state, but two…

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