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California Cannabis Recommendation Is Valid in Arizona, Court Rules

An Arizona appeals court says a man's medical marijuana recommendation obtained under California's medical marijuana law provides the same legal immunity as registry cards in Arizona.

Arkansas Judge Blocks State From Licensing Medical Marijuana Growers

All five companies selected by the state had paid the $100,000 licensing fee and posted the $500,000 performance bond needed to receive the licenses.

Trial Date Set for Florida Case on Smokable Medical Marijuana

There are eight cases against the state, ranging from smoking to how the state awards licenses for medical marijuana treatment centers.

Former Congressional Aide Convicted of Taking Cannabis Bribe

The aide was working in the Compton field office of Rep. Janice Hahn in 2015 when he told an illegal cannabis shop it would be shut down if he couldn't reach a deal with owners, prosecutors say.

Mistrial Declared in Denver ‘Church of Cannabis’ Case

The trial has been rescheduled for July. Before the mistrial, though, prospective jurors questioned why the case was even brought.

Did Jeff Sessions Cause a Washington Cannabis Lab to Lose Its Loan?

Cannabis testing laboratory Confidence Analytics had a good working relationship with Banner Bank, its owners say. Then Jeff Sessions was appointed.

California Scrambles to Speed Sluggish Expungement Process

A year after a law took affect allowing people to erase old cannabis convictions, nearly a million people still have criminal records more tarnished than they deserve.

Meet the Lawyer Suing Jeff Sessions to End Cannabis Prohibition

A blockbuster lawsuit in New York could end cannabis prohibition nationwide. Leafly sat down with David Holland, an attorney for the plaintiffs.

As Seattle Vacates Misdemeanor Convictions, County Mulls Action on Felonies

On the heels of similar moves in California and Colorado, Seattle officials say they will move to vacate hundreds of misdemeanor convictions for cannabis possession.

Colorado Eyes Freeing Inmates With Nonviolent Cannabis Offenses

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is exploring the idea of granting clemency to nearly 40 inmates convicted of nonviolent marijuana offenses.

US Postal Service Employees Plead Guilty to Cannabis Theft

USPS employees Laura Mae Campbell and Derek Miller—aka "Chuck the Sniffer"—have pleaded guilty to stealing cannabis from packages.

Washington AG: We’re ‘Prepared’ for Legal Fight With Jeff Sessions

Washington AG Bob Ferguson confirmed that his office is prepared to take legal action if the Justice Department goes after Washington’s state-legal industry.

San Francisco to Wipe out Thousands of Cannabis Convictions

District Attorney George Gascon said his office will dismiss nearly 3,000 misdemeanor cases and review nearly 5,000 felony cases for possible action.

Lawsuit Aims to Halt Maine’s Medical Marijuana Inspections

The lawsuit in U.S. District Court targets a new rule that allows the state to provide same-day inspections of medical cannabis providers and to inspect a user's home with a day's notice.

Florida Supreme Court Disbars Medical Marijuana Lawyer

The court said Ian Christensen's "Official Legal Certification" certificates were legally meaningless and his incompetence caused his clients serious harm.