Tag: marijuana

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

Unintended Consequences As Virginia Court Excuses Pot, But Ensnares Immigrants

The Washington Post has a story illustrating how shifting legal landscapes can impact immigration practices. The paper reports that “… the Arlington General District Court this month imposed the new policy for handling many misdemeanor marijuana possession cases,… Read More

First Court-Sanctioned Case of Interstate Medical Cannabis Commerce

A potentially precedent-setting cannabis case comes out of the Northeast this week. Linda Horan, a lifelong Labor activist, said her last fight would be to pave the way for medical cannabis to be used in New Hampshire. While… Read More

Court-Referred MJ Treatment: Court and Treatment Backlog

Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) has long cited increases in people seeking treatment for marijuana as a core reason to keep prohibition. However, the WaPost reports this week that DHHS has come out with some context for… Read More