University of Denver marijuana law professor Sam Kamin and Cannabist writer Ry Prichard, a concentrates expert, talk with marijuana editor Ricardo Baca. Hot topics: Denver proposal to allow more places for pot use, employer policies for marijuana testing and the mysterious world of concentrates. [podcast]
Law professor Sam Kamin takes on another prof’s opinion that legal American marijuana’s days are numbered: “Federal marijuana prohibition will disappear.”
On this week’s Cannabist Show, we catch up with the University of Denver’s marijuana law professor Sam Kamin and pot concentrates expert Ry Prichard.
Schools are starting to help prep students on pot policy, including the University of Denver, Harvard, Hofstra and other prestigious universities. “From the conflicts of state and federal law, to securities law, to ethics, it’s all in play,” says DU law professor Sam Kamin.
“I’m confident, after this discussion, that we have the protections that we were looking for” Gardner said.
Little-known federal law makes it possible to execute people who grow more than 60,000 marijuana plants.
Let’s take a moment to mark strides for marijuana and key cannabis lifestyle trends that defined the past year, in the past twelve months. Here, in no particular order.
Lawyers taking clients from the burgeoning cannabis industry could face prosecution for conspiracy, money laundering or aiding and abetting drug dealers.
Some states are trying to make up for the toll drug enforcement took on minorities by giving them a better shot at joining the growing cannabis industry.
Hours before the clock expired last week, state lawmakers reached a bipartisan agreement about where it is legal to consume marijuana in Colorado.
A working group for the National District Attorneys Association decreed the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause should reign supreme in a time of rapidly shifting state marijuana laws, but stopped short of stating explicitly what enforcement should look like.
Two Colorado communities, Aurora and Thornton, use a points-based systems of awarding recreational marijuana licenses that is running into legal hot water.
The Denver FBI honored a youth dropout prevention group Thursday, apparently without realizing it is partially funded with taxes from the marijuana industry.
A convoluted dispute is forming around AG Jeff Sessions laying down the law on marijuana and state legalization. We ask experts to break down the role of the Supremacy Clause and states’ rights.
Marijuana in the age of Trump, Part 2: The Cannabist talked with several law and drug policy experts, industry observers and state officials about what changes in federal enforcement could look like — from the threat of raids on cannabis businesses and seizure of state-collected pot taxes to court issues and the ways Colorado regulations have developed.
Federal appeals court judges on Tuesday reviewed the reach of racketeering laws, chewed over case law and opined over olfactory issues in a case that threatens to stamp out Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is leading an effort to help the federal marijuana banking woes – and trying to protect legal businesses. What she’s done so far.
Denver city officials have a lot of questions to sort through as they prepare to issue new social marijuana use permits mandated by the passage of Initiative 300.
New report by prominent human-rights groups notes marijuana arrests outnumber those for violent crimes, highlights the human toll of America’s arrest-first drug policy and urges decriminalization of drug use.
Even with half the nation having legalized medical marijuana, motorists from legalized states are still facing extra police scrutiny in traffic stops.
The sons of a woman shot to death in 2014 have filed what appears to be the country’s first wrongful death lawsuit against the recreational marijuana industry.
A federal appeals court is expected to issue a ruling soon on the scope of the law that could pave the way to end or overturn at least six federal marijuana criminal prosecutions and convictions in California and Washington and limit future prosecutions of medical marijuana users and dispensaries in eight Western states that allow them.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied Nebraska and Oklahoma’s proposed lawsuit against Colorado’s legal marijuana laws. The decision means the nation’s highest court will not rule on the interstate dispute, and Colorado’s legal cannabis market is safe — for now.
The U.S. Supreme Court did not make a decision Monday on whether to hear a lawsuit brought against Colorado over marijuana legalization.
A federal judge this week removed the governor and other state and Pueblo County officials as defendants in a high-profile racketeering lawsuit that is attempting to stop legal marijuana in Colorado.