S 02, Ep. 48: He champions social use; He vapes whole-flower extracts

Featured guests: Denver’s Initiative 300 (social use of cannabis) sponsor Emmett Reistroffer and Neos CEO Nate Wilson. [podcast] LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Flavor was the goal for vaporizer manufacturers in 2015; two years later, what’s the next cool thing? •  Keeping the stink out: How can cannabis consumers light…

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.

Found not guilty? Don’t expect to get your weed back in Colorado

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday ruled that law enforcement officers cannot be forced to return marijuana to defendants even after they are acquitted of pot crimes because doing so would force officers to be marijuana “distributors” and violate federal law.

Colorado marijuana lawsuits: Residents sue over legalization

Colorado residents suing to halt recreational marijuana sales

Two lawsuits were filed in U.S. District Court in Colorado on Thursday morning against politicians, public servants and businesses to “end the sale of recreational marijuana in this state,” according to attorney David H. Thompson, who represents the plaintiffs in both cases.

Feds need a coherent weed policy, say Colorado and Washington senators

Another pot lawsuit: D.C. group plans suit against Colorado and its cannabis

A Washington, D.C.-based group opposed to the legalization of marijuana has announced plans to sue the state of Colorado in federal court, in the hopes of closing the state’s pot stores. If the group files the pot lawsuit, it will be the second high-profile suit against the state and its legal marijuana industry.

Restrictions on marijuana advertising violate First Amendment

Colorado sued by Nebraska, Oklahoma over pot legalization

In the most serious legal challenge to date against Colorado’s legalization of marijuana, two neighboring states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the history-making law. Colorado AG John Suthers said in a statement that the lawsuit is “without merit” and he will defend Colorado’s law.