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Patenting Cannabis Strains – Good or Bad? – Cannabis News
Law & Crime
While copyright and intellectual property has been debated in the music and movie industries for decades, it’s starting to pick up in the cannabis industry.
‘Jack’s Law’: Medical Marijuana In Schools Bill Signed By Colorado Governor – Cannabis News
Law & Crime
DENVER (CBS4)– Schools in Colorado will be required to allow medical marijuana after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed “Jack’s Law” on Monday.
Obama’s Rare Opportunity to Reschedule Marijuana – Cannabis News
Law & Crime
President Obama has a rare opportunity to make history by rescheduling marijuana.
Marijuana's $40 Billion Dollar Green Rush – Cannabis News
Law & Crime
As the map of legalization gets a bit greener, will the Federal Government finally Netflix and Chill out when it comes to marijuana laws?
Marijuana edibles to be sold legally in Oregon June 2 – Cannabis News
Law & Crime
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Marijuana edibles will be legally available to buy in medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon Thursday, June 2.
Clearing up misconceptions about marijuana rescheduling: What it means for existing state systems – Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Rescheduling will not shut down the thousands of existing medical (or for that matter recreational) grows, processing facilities and dispensaries that serve people in about half of the U.S.
The DEA is getting dragged 'kicking and screaming' into the new world of marijuana – Marijuana News
Law & Crime
Rescheduling marijuana into a different classification wouldn't undo the prohibition on the drug, but it would likely result in increased access to the drug for scientific purposes.
Looming marijuana ruling could limit federal prosecutions – Marijuana News
Law & Crime
A federal appeals court is expected to issue a ruling soon that could pave the way to end or overturn at least six federal marijuana criminal prosecutions and convictions in California and Washington, and limit future prosecutions of medical marijuana users and dispensaries in eight Western states that allow them.
DEA Plans To Decide Whether To Reschedule Marijuana By Mid-Year – Marijuana News
Law & Crime
The agency gave no clue whether it will remove pot from its Schedule 1 category of dangerous drugs.
Kansas marijuana advocate sues state over son’s removal from home – Marijuana News
Law & Crime
The Garden City mother who has become a face of the medicinal marijuana legalization movement in Kansas is suing the state and some of the agencies involved in questioning and removing her 11-year-old son from her home last spring after he spoke up about her cannabis use at school.
Illegal marijuana production has plummeted in Washington State since 2010 – Marijuana News
Law & Crime
Illegal marijuana production has fallen drastically in recent years in Washington State, although law enforcement says public lands here remain a hotbed for cartel activity.
Marijuana advocates praise Supreme Court's refusal to hear lawsuit – Marijuana News
Law & Crime
OKLAHOMA CITY – Marijuana legalization advocates praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to consider a lawsuit initiated by Oklahoma and Nebraska challenging Colorado’s recreational and medical marijuana laws.
U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Referee State Disputes Over Marijuana – Marijuana News
Law & Crime
The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up a lawsuit filed by two of Colorado's neighboring states over its legalization of marijuana.
No arrests for pot possession in New Orleans, council decides – Marijuana News
Law & Crime
New Orleans police will have even more leeway to issue citations for simple marijuana possession after the City Council voted 7-0 Thursday (March 17) to enact new standards aimed at reducing the number of arrests for low-level drug crime.
Legal marijuana is finally doing what the drug war couldn’t – Marijuana News
Law & Crime
Legal marijuana may be doing at least one thing that a decades-long drug war couldn't: taking a bite out of Mexican drug cartels' profits.
Marijuana sales may be tricky for Hawaii – Marijuana News
Law & Crime
With less than five months to go before medical marijuana dispensaries can open in Hawaii, business owners could be facing unique obstacles in a state of islands separated by federal waters.

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