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Lawsuit Takes a Big Swing at Prohibition, but Few Give It a Chance

Although the plaintiffs' claims appeal to common sense, there’s good reason to be skeptical they will succeed in court.

You Can’t Fire Cannabis Patients Just for Using Cannabis, Massachusetts High Court Rules

In what appears to be a first-of-its-kind ruling, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that employees can’t be fired simply for using medical cannabis.

Colorado Court: Cannabis Smell Not Enough to Search Car

Drug-sniffing police dogs in Colorado may need new training if they can detect marijuana, after a Colorado Court of Appeals ruling that sets a new precedent.

John Morgan Sues to Overturn Florida’s Smokeable-Cannabis Ban

Florida attorney John Morgan is taking aim at the Legislature’s recently imposed ban on smokeable forms of medical cannabis.

Nevada’s On-Again, Off-Again Cannabis Sales Back On, Set to Begin July 1

Regulators said Friday they intend to issue licenses for retailers to begin selling cannabis on July 1 despite a court order that threatens to scuttle the plan.

Nevada Cannabis Ruling May Delay July 1 Start Date

A judge in Carson City ruled that the state hasn't followed the rules of its legalization initiative. Stores open July 1? Maybe not.

Court: Neighbors Can Sue Cannabis Grower for Smells

The 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals decision is "a tremendous victory for opponents of the marijuana industry," a Washington lawyer said.

Why Did San Diego Declare War on Med-West?

The odd timing of felony charges against owner James Slatic and his lawyer have raised questions in San Diego of whether the business was unfairly targeted.

ACLU, DPA Sue California City Over Restrictive Homegrow Rules

The groups allege that rules imposed by the city of Fontana make it “virtually impossible” for residents to grow cannabis at home.

Feds Still Jail More People for Cannabis Than Heroin

But there's a silver lining: The number of people sentenced for federal cannabis-related crimes has dropped for the fifth year in a row.

Montana Dispensaries to Re-Open Immediately, Judge Rules

The ruling clears the way for Montana medical dispensaries to re-open by ruling that a drafting error in a ballot initiative should not delay implementation.

Judge Orders Illinois to Add PTSD to Medical Marijuana List

It's the first decision among eight lawsuits filed by patients disappointed with across-the-board rejections by Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration of recommendations from a medical cannabis advisory board.