Law & Crime


Medical marijuana advocate Shona Banda was sentenced on Friday to 12 months of mail-in probation after being convicted in August of possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture, a level-five drug felony, following approval of a plea agreement.

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Napa’s largest law firm, Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty, has made a name for itself serving the legal needs of the wine industry. Now it plans to do the same with another controlled substance – cannabis.


A court ruling last month in the Massachusetts Supreme Court might end up having a major impact in the nation’s workplaces, regarding the issue of employees using medical marijuana.


Among the host of uncertainties they face, cannabis industry entrepreneurs might wonder if they can patent marijuana products -- after all, they are still illegal at the federal level.


Passengers told to bring paperwork and be prepared to talk to the police.

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When it comes to the perils of cannabis and driving, there’s a lot to take into consideration.


Arizona’s cannabis-legalization measure, Proposition 205, has faced outspoken opposition from a number of forces.


Recreational marijuana is becoming legal in more jurisdictions throughout the US and is being used medically at an even greater rate.