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Drug Czar: California Pot Law Could Spark Lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Federal officials haven't ruled out taking legal action if California voters approve a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state, President Barack Obama's drug czar said Wednesday. In a phone interview with The Associated Press, Director...

Raided Pot Providers Sue Feds

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) Two medical marijuana providers have accused the U.S. government of civil rights violations in what may be the first lawsuit of its kind in response to a federal crackdown on pot operations across the nation. The owners of Montana Caregivers Association and MCM Caregivers claim federal...

Arizona Sues Justice Department Over Medical Marijuana

PHOENIX - (AP) Arizona officials are taking the state's own medical marijuana law to court. Attorney General Tom Horne late Friday sued the U.S. Justice Department and other defendants on behalf of the state and Gov. Jan Brewer. The suit asks a federal judge to rule on whether strict compliance with...

Washington Court: Workers Can Be Fired Over Medical Marijuana

OLYMPIA, Wash. - (AP) Medical marijuana patients can be fired from their jobs in Washington state even if they only use the drug outside the workplace, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Justices said in their 8-1 decision that state law does not provide any employment protections for medical...