Tag: legal marijuana

Criminal records cleared for some Californians convicted on pot charges

Those convicted of marijuana-related infractions could receive a clean slate in California, based on a trend in some jurisdictions. “Thousands of people with misdemeanor convictions for marijuana possession dating back 40 years will have their criminal records cleared,… Read More

RICO law used to target marijuana businesses

An anti-mobster law, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, has emerged as a tool to fight marijuana-related businesses, including a case in Massachusetts citing “pungent odors” caused by consumption of the substance, among other negative effects. Bloomberg… Read More

Will Pot + RICO Challenge State’s Federalist Trend?

Writing in The Washington Post, legal commentator Jonathan H. Adler outlines both the context and challenges facing “legal” marijuana now that a law targeting gangsters is being used for civil resistance to state pot reforms. We’ve reported before… Read More

New Civil Actions Coming For Marijuana Water Use

You probably saw this coming: The state of California is using civil lawsuits to make environmental cases against legal marijuana growers, especially when it come to water use during the state’s history making drought. Many growers claim this… Read More