Vince Sliwoski
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Today was a stellar day for marijuana advocates around the country. Not only did a handful of states authorize legalization of medical and recreational marijuana at the polls, but the Democratic Party took control of the House of Representatives, and one very problematic Congressman, Pete Sessions, was sent packing down in Texas. Below is a […]

Canna Law Blog
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Today’s Cannabis Case Summary looks at a novel example of the intersection between state-legal  cannabis and employment law. The plaintiff, Bobbie Henry, worked at an Outback Steakhouse in Flint, Michigan, from 1997 to 2014 when she was fired along with four other employees because of drug-related activities. Henry, a registered medical marijuana caregiver under Michigan law, […]

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There is a lot happening with Michigan cannabis right now beyond just the two ballot initiatives that may go to voters next November. In addition to various groups collecting signatures on behalf of ballot initiatives, there are also bills in the State Legislature that would create regulations and a licensing board for the State’s medical marijuana industry. The aptly […]

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We are always watching for new lawsuits involving state-legal marijuana. Even to the casual observer these cases can be compelling: the issues are often novel, the plaintiffs can be quite sympathetic, and even a highly local dispute can have implications across the country as judges grapple with fast-changing and often inconsistent or conflicting laws and look for […]

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Michigan was the first Midwestern state to legalize medical cannabis in 2008, and it has a good chance to be the first to legalize recreational cannabis in 2016. Right now there are two separate legalization campaigns underway in Michigan—the Michigan Cannabis Coalition (“MCC”) and the Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Committee (or “MILegalize”). How are […]

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