Letters obtained by Law360 reveal Nine ex-DEA administrators and 18 GOP attorneys general have separately requested that current DEA chief Anne Milgram hold administrative hearings on the plan to move cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule III

Header Image: South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson Green Market Report The DEA’s response to the hearing requests could impact the timeline. Former Drug Enforcement Administration leaders and Republican state attorneys general are pushing for public hearings on the Biden administration’s proposal to loosen federal marijuana restrictions, possibly complicating the rescheduling process. Nine ex-DEA administrators […]

Article: Federally Subsidized Tenants Are Being Evicted for Cannabis Even Where It’s Legal

Thanks To Lex Pelger for the tip Truth Out Legalizing marijuana statewide while upholding a federal ban for low-income tenants only reinforces historic inequities. While 24 states have passed laws to legalize recreational marijuana, federal law continues to prohibit the plant. This disparity between state and federal laws has grave consequences, not just in terms of the […]

mcglinchey’s Heidi Urness wins 2024 Green Market Report Women in Cannabis Award

A big set of congratulations from us. Here’s the press release SEATTLE (June 21, 2024) – McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that Heidi Urness, co-chair of McGlinchey’s Cannabis Industry Group, has been honored with the prestigious 2024 Green Market Report Women in Cannabis Award for Legal. This award recognizes her exceptional achievements and contributions to the cannabis industry, […]

Chinese cannabis vape tech maker accused of illegal monopoly tactics says MJ Biz report

Illegal monopoly tactics and “abusive litigation” are how a Chinese company became the world’s largest maker of vaporizer devices in the cannabis industry, according to federal court filings. In a counterclaim filed June 14 in federal court in California, Seattle-based marijuana vape maker Next Level Ventures claims Shenzhen Smoore Technology Co. has been waging a “years-long battle […]

Fargo woman facing 30 years in prison and $US1 million fine for bong water

Thankyou to the Lex Pelger Newsletter for this tip. Fargo too! You can’t make this stuff up Minnesota Reformer reports Last year the Legislature decriminalized drug paraphernalia, even if it contains drug residue. The change represented a step back from the drug war tactics of previous decades, with an eye toward treating substance abuse as a […]

Texas judges nixes AG Paxton’s attempt to nullify voter-approved local cannabis decriminalization ordinances in Austin, Denton, Elgin, Killeen, and San Marcos.

Ganjapreneur A Texas judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Attorney General Ken Paxton that sought to nullify voter-approved local cannabis decriminalization ordinances in Austin, Denton, Elgin, Killeen, and San Marcos. A Texas district court judge last week dismissed a lawsuit brought by state Attorney General Ken Paxton that sought to nullify voter-approved cannabis decriminalization ordinances in five […]