Category: Cannabis in the Courts

Marijuana adjudication, programs for mentally ill focus of new California laws

Juvenile justice reform, sentence reductions or expungement of convictions for marijuana users and expansion of programs that focus on mentally ill defendants all are highlights of new laws in California. The judicial branch of California reports that the… Read More

Courts Monitor publisher thinks that the newly emerging cannabis industry can learn a thing or two from the alcohol industry

Sara Corcoran, the Courts Monitor publisher, thinks that the newly emerging cannabis industry can learn a thing or two from the alcohol industry. For example, as the repeal of alcohol prohibition turns 85 years old, the feuds between… Read More

Judge: Florida’s ban on smokable medical marijuana is unconstitutional

A state-imposed ban on smokable medical marijuana is unconstitutional, a Florida judge has ruled. Leon County circuit court Judge Karen Gievers on June 5 upheld her May 25 ruling, ending a stay in this back-and-forth dispute. “The state’s… Read More

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