Marijuana Law 101: College weed classes a hot trend

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.

The top 10 cannabis lifestyle trends of 2017

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.

An unidentified man, center, is escorted from a medical clinic in Little Rock, Ark., by Drug Enforcement Administration officers on May 20, 2015. Early-morning raids in Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi were the final stage of an operation launched last summer by the DEA's drug diversion unit, a senior DEA official said. (Danny Johnston, AP)

Federal marijuana law enforcement: What you need to know

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.

Vermont marijuana legalization revived with a rewrite of bill

Bid to take down Colorado marijuana laws revived in court

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.

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Feds may soon face limits on medical pot prosecutions

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.

SCOTUS won’t hear case on Colorado pot legalization

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.