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U.S. Court Upholds Gun Buying Ban for Medical-Marijuana Users
September 1, 2016
Gun purchases are off limits in the U.S. to anyone who uses medical marijuana or holds a state-approved medicinal marijuana card, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
DEA Says "No" to Loosening Marijuana Restrictions
August 11, 2016
The gap between permissive state laws and a restrictive federal policy has become increasingly untenable in the minds of many doctors, patients, researchers, business owners, and legislators.
Former Officers Protecting Medical Marijuana Industry in Illinois
April 7, 2015
As police officers, part of their jobs was to put away drug sellers and users. Now, former law enforcement officials are doing private security work for Illinois' now-legal medical marijuana industry.
Police Impostors Rob Medical Marijuana Patient
September 30, 2014
Police say they have several leads to follow after posting images of three men impersonating law enforcement officers wanted for robbing a local medical marijuana patient in Maine.
Pot Growers Suing Police for Seizing Marijuana Plants
June 26, 2014
From Colorado and Washington state to California and Hawaii, police in medical marijuana states are being sued by people who want their marijuana back after prosecutors chose not to charge them or they were acquitted.
Florida to Vote on Medical Marijuana in November
January 28, 2014
Monday's Florida Supreme Court ruling puts medical marijuana on the November general election ballot. If the proposed constitutional amendment passes by at least 60 percent of the vote, some details will have to be sorted out by state health officials before patients can legally obtain pot.
N.Y. May Legalize Medical Marijuana
January 6, 2014
Joining a growing group of states that have loosened restrictions on marijuana, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York plans this week to announce an executive action that would allow limited use of the drug by those with serious illnesses.
September 30, 2013
Federal, state and local police as well as other government officials have succumbed to the money involved in the cannabis cancer. Whether it's the legal medical marijuana trade or illegal drug-trafficking gangs, it originates from the same criminal sources.
N.H. Medical Marijuana Law Bans Home Grow
July 25, 2013
New Hampshire became the nineteenth state in the nation to approve the use of medical marijuana for the terminally and chronically ill when Gov. Maggie Hassan signed House Bill 573 into law on Tuesday.
Vermont Decriminalizes Marijuana
June 7, 2013
Vermont became the 17th state in the nation Thursday to eliminate criminal penalties for the possession of a small amount of marijuana, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced.
Calif. High Court Upholds Local Pot Dispensary Bans
May 7, 2013
The California Supreme Court gave local governments the power Monday to zone medical marijuana dispensaries out of existence, a decision that upholds bans in about 200 cities but does little to solve Los Angeles' years-long struggle to regulate hundreds of storefront pot outlets.
Stoned Drivers Tested In Wash.
February 20, 2013
Stoned drivers tested their skills to reveal the impact of marijuana on motor-vehicle handling at a course set up by the Thurston County (Wash.) Sheriff's Office. Media outlet KIRO filmed the exercise.
Marijuana and the Fall of Civilization
November 9, 2012
From a law enforcement standpoint, the paranoia problems caused by marijuana concern me the most.
Colorado, Washington Legalize Marijuana
November 7, 2012
Voters in Colorado and Washington legalized recreational marijuana, setting up a showdown with the Department of Justice. Also, Massachusetts became the 18th state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.
3 States Vote On Full Marijuana Legalization
October 15, 2012
Voters in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington will consider fully legalizing marijuana for recreational use next month when they go to the polls. Passage of the measures would set up a potential showdown between the states and federal authorities.
L.A. Bans Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
July 25, 2012
In the latest attempt to regulate what many say is an out-of-control proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles, the City Council voted 14-0 Tuesday to ban pot shops.
Video: Excessive Force Claimed In Calif. Pot Raid
July 6, 2012
Video footage of a raid on a marijuana dispensary in Long Beach showed officers smashing surveillance cameras and stepping on a suspect, prompting the dispensary's proprietors to accuse the officers of using excessive force.
Excessive Force Claimed In Calif. Pot Raid
July 6, 2012
The owners of a marijuana dispensary in Long Beach, Calif., claim officers used excessive force during a raid of the establishment. Read the full story here.
Medical Marijuana Passes In Conn.
May 7, 2012
Connecticut became the 17th state in the nation to legalize marijuana for various medical ailments, when the state legislature passed a bill early Saturday authorizing its use.
Feds Raid Calif. Marijuana University
April 3, 2012
Dozens of federal agents on Monday raided the Oakland businesses and apartment of Richard Lee, the state's most prominent advocate for the legalization and regulation of marijuana, carting away loads of pot and belongings but not revealing the purpose of their investigation.
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