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  1. Ron Strider

    Arizona Supreme Court: No Blocking Marijuana Sales

    The Arizona Supreme Court won’t allow state and local officials to hide behind federal drug laws to throw roadblocks in the path of those who want to sell marijuana. Without comment, the justices have refused to review, much less overturn, a Court of Appeals ruling rejecting arguments that...
  2. Ron Strider

    Did Indiana Legalize Cannabis? Yes. Kind Of. Maybe

    A new Indiana law intended to legalize the use of a cannabis extract to treat epilepsy instead resulted in a massive crackdown on the product across the state, making it more challenging for those with severe medical issues to obtain it. An IndyStar investigation has found that after the law...
  3. Ron Strider

    Maine High Court To Decide If Medical Marijuana Covered By Workers' Comp

    The Maine Supreme Judicial Court will decide if state law requires Workers' Compensation Insurance to pay for a millworker's medical marijuana or if the insurer could be charged as an accessory in a drug deal under federal law. Justices are set to hear arguments in the case Wednesday at the...
  4. Ron Strider

    CO: First National TV Spot To Use 'Cannabis' Airing On MSNBC, VICE, CNN, Fox

    Hoban Law Group, the nation's largest, full-service cannabis and hemp law firm, has received approvals and is now airing the first national TV spot for the cannabis industry. The advertisement marks the first time that a national TV spot has used the word 'cannabis.' Bob Hoban, leading legal...
  5. Ron Strider

    PA: In New Field Of Medical Marijuana Law, Firm Sees Plenty Of Potential Work

    The shingle went up just a few weeks ago: a three-attorney Downtown firm, Cannabis Legal Solutions, LLC, has formed the first local practice specializing in medical marijuana law – but it likely won't be the last. With Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program preparing for launch next year...
  6. Ron Strider

    IA: Governor Appoints Eight Members To New State Medical Cannabis Board

    Gov. Kim Reynolds named eight Iowans Wednesday to serve on a state board that will oversee the state's expanded medical cannabis law. The governor appointed these people to serve on the Medical Cannabidiol Board effective Friday: Dr. Ken Cheyne, a Clive pediatrician; Dr. Jill Liesveld, a...
  7. Ron Strider

    PA: Here's The Latest On What's Happening With Medical Marijuana

    One of my proudest accomplishments in the Pennsylvania Senate was passage of Act 16 of 2016, which brought medical cannabis to Pennsylvania. My goal in this endeavor has been - and continues to be - giving patients and their families one more arrow in their quivers to battle diseases and...
  8. Ron Strider

    NV: Can You Smoke Pot At Burning Man Legally? It's Complicated

    A lot of Burners are wondering if they can burn one thing in particular this year at Burning Man: weed. In January, recreational marijuana became legal in Nevada, meaning anyone aged 21 and over is allowed to possess up to one ounce of recreational marijuana and an eighth-ounce of marijuana...
  9. Ron Strider

    Nevada Gaming Commission To Hash Over Weed And Casinos

    Nevada's legalization of recreational marijuana has made life easier for users but more difficult for gaming companies, something the Nevada Gaming Commission hopes to address in a special meeting on Thursday. Legalized weed presents a number of problems for the gaming industry: Using and...
  10. Ron Strider

    WA: WSU Researchers Pursue Methods To Detect Marijuana DUI

    Recreational marijuana was legalized in Washington state four years ago and lawmakers and law enforcement are still in search for the best ways to detect and deter drivers under the influence of the drug. Marijuana DUI enforcement is tricky because chemically, THC is much different than...
  11. Ron Strider

    IL: As Marijuana Gains Acceptance, Law Firms Cultivate New Pot-Specific Practices

    Monica Gutierrez wants to be an intellectual property lawyer. But here she is, sitting in a law class on marijuana. The gray area between state and federal law intrigues Gutierrez – she needs to learn how to help cannabis businesses get their names federally registered, she said – and she's...
  12. Ron Strider

    Will Marijuana Make Federalism Go Up In Smoke

    During the campaign, Donald Trump endorsed medical marijuana and said pot legalization “should be a state issue, state-by-state.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on the other hand, is a fierce opponent of marijuana and has opposed measures that would limit the federal government’s ability to...
  13. Ron Strider

    IN: Excise Police Will Follow Industrial Hemp Products Law

    The Indiana State Excise Police will follow the law when it comes to industrial hemp products. On Friday, public information officer Corporal Heather Lynch provided the following statement from the law enforcement arm of the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission: “After a review of the situation...
  14. Ron Strider

    Florida Issues License To 12th Medical Marijuana Firm

    A longtime Jacksonville nursery has received approval for a coveted medical-marijuana license, as state health officials continue carrying out a new law that resolved key issues about the rapidly emerging cannabis industry. Loop's Nursery & Greenhouses Inc. and the Florida Department of...
  15. Ron Strider

    MI: Foster Speaks About Medical Marijuana

    Changes adopted last year by the Michigan legislature to the state's 2008 Medical Marijuana law were detailed at Thursday's meeting of the Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary Club. Branch County Sheriff's Department Deputy Steve Foster said amendments to the law have created major headaches for...
  16. Ron Strider

    IA: Medical Marijuana Law Remains Confusing

    An expanded version of Iowa's medical cannabis law received the signature of then-Gov. Terry Branstad three months ago, but legal questions and implementation issues could delay its enactment. At least 50 potential cannabis business operators have contacted the Iowa Department of Public...
  17. Ron Strider

    Nevada Marijuana Law Puts Tourists In A Tough Spot

    Anything goes in Las Vegas, right? Wrong. On the Strip, buying marijuana legally is one thing, smoking it is another. Last month Nevada became the eighth state to allow the sale of recreational pot to adults 21 and over. The law mandates that legally bought marijuana be consumed in a...
  18. Ron Strider

    Future Of Iowa's Medical Cannabis Business Fraught With Uncertainty

    An expanded version of Iowa's medical cannabis law received the signature of then-Gov. Terry Branstad three months ago, but legal questions and implementation issues could delay its enactment. At least 50 potential cannabis business operators have contacted the Iowa Department of Public...
  19. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Use Muddies Nevada, Federal Gun Laws

    The interplay of guns and marijuana, particularly medicinal, has raised a variety of issues for everyone from gun dealers and law enforcement to marijuana users. Since those questions involve not only federal but state law and local ordinances, it’s complicated. The first thing hunters...
  20. Ron Strider

    ME: Committee Recommends Against Adding Marijuana Blood-Level Limit To OUI Laws

    A committee convened by the Maine Department of Public Safety says it doesn't believe that Maine needs to set a limit for determining whether a motorist is impaired by marijuana. The recommendation is likely to stir debate among law enforcement officials and legislators as implementation of the...
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