Marijuana in the Workplace
The legalization under state law of the marijuana business in Colorado through Amendment 20 (medical marijuana) and Amendment 64 (recreational marijuana) (Amendment 20 and Amendment 64 shall be referred to collectively as the...more
A couple who has been active in the effort to have medicinal marijuana use protected in Florida had their crop seized by the sheriff; now the cops are refusing to give it back, so the couple is suing....more
An owner of a medical marijuana collective challenged a county zoning ordinance that restricts the location of medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives to commercial and manufacturing zones. The court of appeals...more
Few issues have sparked so much debate in so many local governments then how to regulate the medical marijuana industry. Proponents have filed numerous challenges to various attempts by cities and counties, but now the legal,...more
Certain issues come up year after year in the Legislature in the form of unsuccessful proposed bills, with the consistency and reliability of perennial blooms. Some come remarkably close to becoming law. Former State...more
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Public Health Council approved, by unanimous vote, final regulations for the implementation of the medical marijuana ballot initiative law that will allow qualifying patients with...more
The California Supreme Court recently resolved the issue of whether a city could enact zoning ordinances prohibiting and banning medical marijuana dispensaries. The Supreme Court held that state medical marijuana laws do not...more
The California Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a local ban on medical marijuana dispensaries, holding that the ban was not preempted by state statutes governing medical marijuana. The decision does not come as a...more
On April 25, 2013, the Colorado Court of Appeals held that the Colorado Lawful Activity statute does not prohibit an employer from terminating the employment of an employee for off-the-job use of medical marijuana. But one...more
In an unanimous opinion, the California Supreme Court has upheld local laws that regulate or prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries....more
In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling allowing cities and counties in the state to pass blanket bans prohibiting medical marijuana dispensaries....more
The Colorado Court of Appeals recently held that an employee can be fired for testing positive for medical marijuana use, even though it occurred off the job, it was legal under state law, and the employee was never under the...more
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill into law today partially legalizing medical use of marijuana.
The bill was previously approved by the state Senate in a 42-4 vote....more
Employees in Colorado can still be fired for testing positive for marijuana, an appeals court ruled last week.
Medical use of marijuana has been legal in Colorado since 2000, and the state legalized the drug outright...more
Folks have been using marijuana as a recreational drug for years and years. It’s a substance that grows “naturally.” And it is perceived by many as a harmless substance-- Or, at least, far less harmful than the other “hard”...more
A cooperative corporation that operates a nonprofit medical marijuana collective challenged city ordinances that ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The court of appeal held that the ordinances are not preempted by the...more
Today, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued proposed regulations regarding the medical use of marijuana. The proposed regulations, formally called Proposed Regulations at 105 CMR 725.000: Implementation of An...more
What Does Not Work: Claiming that the excruciating pain from your inoperable cancer can only be helped by smoking a little marijuana — “This is medical marijuana, man — and if I lose my drivers license, how will I will I get...more
As we have previously reported, despite the growing number of States (18 in total) that have sanctioned the use of marijuana in various forms, the federal government has continued its efforts to crack down on dispensaries....more
oin Attorney Tracey Diamond as she discusses how legalizing marijuana for medical use for individuals suffering from cancer, acquired immune deficiency syndrome and other debilitating life-threatening illnesses. Ms. Diamond...more
Under Arizona law, police officers are vested with authority to immediately seize illegal drugs, including marijuana. Pursuant to A.R.S. §13-3413(C), seized drugs are then “summarily forfeited” which means that they are never...more
A rural county passed an ordinance to regulate the cultivation of medical marijuana. A group of individuals who are “qualified patients” challenged the constitutionality of the ordinance. The court of appeal held that the...more
Two Democratic congressmen introduced bills yesterday that would drastically reform federal policy on marijuana.
Colorado Rep. Jared Polis introduced The Ending Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013, which would allow...more
On January 7, 2013, Aaron Sandusky, operator of three medicinal marijuana dispensaries in Southern California, was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for violating federal drug laws. Sandusky’s conviction highlights the...more
A medical marijuana dispensary owner in California was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison this month for drug dealing, even though he wasn’t breaking any state laws.
Aaron Sandusky, 43, operated three G3 Holistics...more
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