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Marijuana At Airports And In The Air: Legal Or Not?

Thinking about flying with cannabis on your next vacation? In most cases, you better find an alternative because you may face serious criminal penalties for boarding an airplane with cannabis. However, at a few airports, law enforcement allows passengers to fly with cannabis when certain very limited conditions have been met. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is the federal

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Marijuana Advertising: You Can’t Do That On TV

The first television commercial for a cannabis product was scheduled to air on Denver-based ABC affiliate KMGH this month but the network’s owner, E.W. Scripps Company, pulled it at the last-minute, citing “concerns about the lack of clarity around federal regulations that govern broadcast involving such ads.” If marijuana is legal in Colorado, why can’t its television

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Cannabis Bars and Dram Shop Liability

The City of Denver recently approved final language for an initiative to allow cannabis consumption in certain public places. The Limited Social Marijuana Consumption Initiative would carve a narrow exemption from Colorado’s ban on public consumption. Colorado law currently does not “permit consumption that is conducted openly and publicly,” but this proposed city ordinance would allow (but not require)

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Marijuana Delivery Services: It’s Complicated

So, you want to start a marijuana delivery service? Not so fast. What you want to do may or may not be legal in your state. State law varies significantly on the issue of cannabis delivery. Lawmakers have made cannabis delivery businesses illegal in some states, usually to avoid coming up against federal enforcement priorities

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Firing Employees For Medical Cannabis: Colorado Supreme Court Says That’s Okay

A year ago we published a post about the Coats v. Dish Network case titled, “Fired For Using Marijuana? It May Be Too Damn Bad.” This week the Colorado Supreme Court got the last word on the issue, and its answer was basically, yes, it is too damn bad. In short, the Coats case questioned whether Dish Network properly fired Coats for

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Is Your Pot Safe? Don’t Be So Sure

Noelle Crombie of the Oregonian blows the lid off Oregon’s lack of any real testing or standards for its medical marijuana products. In her series, “A Tainted High,” Ms. Crombie calls into question the safety of cannabis in Oregon. This is the kind of story that will lead to major realizations and to significant changes and I

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Marijuana Lounges: All Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go

What comes to mind when you think of Amsterdam? Typically, Van Gogh, historic churches, beautiful canals, and marijuana. Amsterdam is famous for its “coffee shops,” where patrons can purchase and consume marijuana on-site. In light of the success of recent legalization efforts on this side of the Atlantic, we have to ask: where are America’s

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Oregon and Washington Back Colorado Marijuana Regime at the Supreme Court

Last week, the Attorneys General from Oregon and Washington filed a joint brief in support of Colorado, which is facing a Supreme Court law suit brought by Nebraska and Oklahoma (I will refer to them as the NO states) seeking to shut down Colorado’s recreational marijuana program. Their brief attacks the merits of the NO states’ complaint by

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Desperate Times Call for Desperate (Marijuana) Lawsuits

Two lawsuits were filed against the State of Colorado this week by two sets of plaintiffs in a twin effort to end Colorado’s recreational marijuana program. The first set of plaintiffs, Hope and Michael P. Reilly, and the second set, New Vision Hotels Two, LLC (both of which are joined by co-plaintiff, Colorado-based Safe Streets

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First Marijuana Tribal Conference: Tulalip Reservation on February 27

On October 28, 2014, the United States Department of Justice issued a “Policy Statement Regarding Marijuana Issues in Indian Country.” In this memo, the DOJ stated that its eight enforcement priorities will apply “in the event that sovereign Indian Nations seek to legalize the cultivation or use of marijuana in Indian Country.” At least one