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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...

Would-Be Pot Shops Sue Arizona For Right To Open

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 to begin accepting the applications June 1, but...

Admission of Pot Use, Ever, May Bar Entry Into U.S.A.

"Ever try pot? Answer yes to a border agent, and foreigners could face permanent consequences even if they haven't used marijuana in years. More and more Canadians are learning the hard way that admitting to U.S. border agents that you smoked pot can bar you from entering the country forever...

Politics & Leadership: Feds Give Go-Ahead To State Pot Laws

FEDS GIVE GO-AHEAD TO STATE POT LAWS: Well before voters in Colorado and Washington authorized the recreational use of marijuana in those states last November, concerns were raised that the federal government would squash any such efforts because they would be in conflict with the federal ban on the...

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State Net Capitol Journal Spotlight: Pot Taxes, Gambling & GMOs Bound for November Ballots

MARIJUANA BURNING ISSUE IN STATES So far, Colorado and Washington are the only states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. But 21 states and the District of Columbia have legalized its use for medical purposes, according to Governing. Most recently, a very limited law went into effect...

State Net Criminal Law Update: Medical Marijuana Up In Smoke In Florida and New Jersey?

FL GOP TRYING TO BLOCK MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT: For the past three years Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature has repeatedly blocked medical marijuana legislation, not even allowing it to come up for a vote. Now the state's political establishment, led by Republican Attorney General...

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Doug Banfelder of Premier Dispensary Insurance – Getting Into the Weeds On Insuring the Marijuana Industry

A few months back there was an article in The Wall Street Journal called “The Pot Industry Puts On A Tie.” The story was about how, with marijuana now being legalized in more places, those involved (including some that were previously operating in the black market) need to confront a variety...

State Net Capitol Journal: Ohio Attorney General Sues Toledo Over Pot Law

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has filed a lawsuit challenging parts of a new voter-approved marijuana ordinance in the city of Toledo because he says they contradict with state law and will encourage crime. The city’s “Sensible Marihuana Ordinance,” which was approved last month...