B.C. Patients Challenging Medical Marijuana Regime In Court

CANADA:  A lawyer representing four patients has told a Federal Court judge that Canada‘s new rules governing medical marijuana are forcing them to choose between their health and their liberty. John Conroy launched a constitutional challenge on behalf of the patients, who argue the federal government violated their rights when it attempted to ban home Read the full article…

Federal Court: ‘We Have Our Doubts That Imprisonment Is An Appropriate Treatment’ For Marijuana Use

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  An opinion signed by three appellate judges, all of whom were appointed by Republican presidents, criticized a federal trial judge for returning a man to prison because of his marijuana use. As Judge Richard Posner’s opinion for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit noted, there was no indication that Read the full article…

Rare Hearing For Marijuana Growers In Federal Court

CALIFORNIA:  Usually federal courts strictly enforce the nationwide laws against the Marijuana, and have rebuffed challenges to the government’s classification of the drug as one of the most dangerous narcotics. But that could change this week when a federal judge in Sacramento, in a criminal case against 7 men charged with growing Marijuana on national forest land in Read the full article…