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Pot decriminalization proposed for New Mexico’s biggest city - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Two Albuquerque city councilors are pushing to decriminalize marijuana possession in cases where a person is caught with an ounce (28 grams) or less, saying their proposal will free up police time and resources to focus on more serious crimes.
Ruling: Marijuana conventions can continue on Nevada casino properties - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
After a unanimous decision, Nevada's Gaming Policy Committee has officially approved casino properties to continue hosting marijuana conventions, but buying, selling and consuming products on those properties are still not allowed.
Louisiana: Baton Rouge Is About To Decriminalize Marijuana - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Councilmember would 'rather see police spend their time on other crimes.'
Medical Marijuana Treatment Slowly Gains Traction in Workers’ Comp - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Though states and the federal government remain at odds on marijuana legalization, the drug is gaining traction as a viable treatment in workers’ comp claims.
Michigan: Medical Marijuana Label Unveiled - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
The state of Michigan has unveiled a universal symbol for labeling medical marijuana products sold in the state.
Employers blocked from discriminating against staff using marijuana in Maine - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Workers in Maine no longer have to worry about getting in trouble at work for smoking marijuana in their off time.
Seattle to Annul Misdemeanor Marijuana Convictions - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Seattle will move to repeal misdemeanor marijuana charges that were prosecuted before Washington legalized pot in 2012, City Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced during a press conference Thursday.
Kansas: Medical marijuana advocate Banda sentenced to 12 months probation - Cannabis News
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.
A sign of the times: Napa law firm launches cannabis practice - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
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 Massachusetts Court Ruling Might End Up Changing How Some Employers View Medical Marijuana - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
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.
US Patent Office Issuing Cannabis Patents To A Growing Market - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
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.
Should Alcohol and Cannabis Have Separate DUI Laws? - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
When it comes to the perils of cannabis and driving, there’s a lot to take into consideration.
Dallas To Vote On Proposal Reducing Marijuana Penalty - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
DALLAS (1080 KRLD) – In Dallas, being caught with some marijuana may not mean a trip to jail anymore.
Kansas City, Mo. voters approve lower penalty for pot possession: $25 fine and no jail - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Kansas City voters on Tuesday decided to lower penalties in city court for people caught with small amounts of marijuana.
Texas Teacher Shouldn’t Be Punished for Marijuana Use in Colorado, Judge Says – Cannabis News
Law & Crime
A Texas high school teacher can use marijuana in Colorado, where it is legal, and should not get into trouble for it in her home state, where it is illegal, an administrative law judge ruled.
Weed Legal Firm Goes Global
Law & Crime
Recreational marijuana is becoming legal in more jurisdictions throughout the US and is being used medically at an even greater rate.

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