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DOES WORKERS’ COMPENSATION HAVE TO PAY FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA?
Posted on 29 Jun 2018 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Gaetan H. Bourgoin worked as a paper machine laborer when he sustained a work-related back injury that resulted in his total disability. As a result of the injury, Bourgoin suffered from severe chronic pain syndrome and consulted with a number of pain... Read More

Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Employers’ Rights To Fire Employees For Medical Marijuana Use
Posted on 19 Jun 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

2015 CO 44; 2015 Colo. LEXIS 520 An employee of DISH Network was discharged after he testified positive for THC during a random drug test. The employee was a quadriplegic confined to a wheelchair and obtained a state-issued license to use medical marijuana... Read More

Oregon Court Rules Medical Marijuana Users Can Have Guns
Posted on 20 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - (AP) The Oregon Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that a retired school bus driver can have her medical marijuana and a concealed handgun, too. The ruling upheld previous decisions by the Oregon Court of Appeals and circuit... Read More

Raided Pot Providers Sue Feds
Posted on 12 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Washington Court: Workers Can Be Fired Over Medical Marijuana
Posted on 10 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

California Judge Tosses Lawsuit To Prevent Pot Clinic Closure
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DANA POINT Calif. - (AP) An Orange County judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by a blind woman with cerebral palsy who claimed the city of Dana Point violated her right to medical marijuana by trying to close down dispensaries. A Superior Court Judge... Read More

Would-Be Pot Shops Sue Arizona For Right To Open
Posted on 14 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Arizona attorneys have filed a lawsuit seeking to force the agency that regulates the state's medical marijuana program to accept applications to operate from would-be pot shops. The Arizona Department of Health Services was supposed... Read More

Los Angeles Sued Over New Law Targeting Medical Pot Shops
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES – (AP) A crackdown by Los Angeles on medical marijuana is drawing its first legal challenge. The lawsuit filed Tuesday by pot dispensaries and an advocacy group claims a new city ordinance capping the number of shops and limiting... Read More

Arizona Sues Justice Department Over Medical Marijuana
Posted on 31 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More