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Judge declines to halt Massachusetts vaping ban, orders state to fix flaws within a week
A Massachusetts judge on Monday ruled that the state's temporary ban on the sale of vaping products can stand. However, the state has until October 28 to correct what the judge saw as unlawful aspects of the ban. Suffolk County Superior Court Judg (More)
Giuliani associates charged with violating campaign finance laws
Two associates of US President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani were arrested Thursday for violating campaign finance laws. The indictment charges that Ignor Fruman and Lev Parnas and two others "conspired to circumvent the federal laws against (More)
Massachusetts announces four-month ban on sale of vaping products
Massachusetts officials on Tuesday announced a four-month ban on the sale of vaping products, starting immediately. The ban comes in response to the outbreak of lung diseases that are being traced back to the use vaping products. It will include b (More)
Federal appeals court rules wage law protections apply to marijuana industry workers
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held Friday that the protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) apply to "all workers," including those work in the marijuana industry. This case arose when a former employee sued Helix TCS, (More)
DEA confirms some CBD products legal
The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on Monday announced plans to continue to expand marijuana research and confirmed that some products containing cannabidiol (CBD) are now legal. The DEA plans to allow more applications from those who applied t (More)
California Supreme Court rules San Diego should have considered environmental impact of marijuana zoning ordinance
The Supreme Court of California ruled Monday that the City of San Diego improperly failed to consider the environmental impact of its new zoning ordinance limiting the creation of marijuana dispensaries. San Diego Ordinance O-20356, put forward by (More)
Utah Supreme Court rejects citizens' demands on medical marijuana referendum
A unanimous ruling by the Utah Supreme Court Tuesday denied a petition by citizens to block the governor's and legislature's actions on a medical marijuana bill. The case revolves around two tools the citizens of Utah have for enacting laws throug (More)
New York governor signs law decriminalizing marijuana use
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Monday which decriminalizes marijuana use in the state. The bill, S.6579A/A.8420, removes criminal penalties for possession of marijuana in amounts less than two ounces. It sets the penalty for the pos (More)
Florida appeals court rules marijuana regulation unconstitutional
The First District Court of Appeal for Florida ruled Tuesday that the state's approach to regulating marijuana is unconstitutional. The plaintiff, Florigrown, was seeking registration as a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC) under Art. X, § (More)
Illinois governor signs bill to legalize recreational marijuana use
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker on Tuesday signed a bill that will legalize recreational marijuana. The legislation is intended to regulate and license the sale, possession and consumption of marijuana. Those charged with marijuana possession under (More)
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