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Rev. Al Sharpton Says Marijuana Legalization Should be About Justice Not Money

With New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo setting the legalization of recreational cannabis as a goal for his new term, civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton is calling for justice, rather than profit, to guide the effort. In an op-ed published by NBC on Friday, Sharpton said that cannabis legalization is a civil rights issue. “Legalizing marijuana […]

Gov. Cuomo Pushes for Legal Pot, Brooklyn DA Clears Hundreds of Weed Charges

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo is setting the legalization of recreational cannabis in New York as a goal for the first 100 days of his administration, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez is clearing hundreds of cannabis possession cases. In Manhattan on Monday, Cuomo made the legalization of recreational marijuana for adults a priority for the first 100 days […]

Cannabis company Terra Tech sued for alleged theft, deceptive finances

A businesswoman in Reno, Nevada, is suing Terra Tech, accusing the California-based, vertically integrated marijuana company and various defendants connected to the firm of alleged theft, stock manipulation and filing false reports with government agencies, a local TV station reported. According to the lawsuit filed by Heidi Loeb Hegerich in Washoe County District Court, Terra Tech “has a long […]

Inmate Suing for Right to Smoke Cannabis as Part of His Religious Practice

Rastafarian inmate James Rose has sued the South Carolina Department of Corrections for violation of his religious freedoms while imprisoned. Primary among his demands are that his jailers allow him to grow out his dreadlocks and smoke marijuana, a cornerstone practice of the faith that originated in Jamaica. In his lawsuit, Rose reports that his […]

Sweet Leaf cannabis business co-owners hit with $8.8M judgment

The embattled owners of a once-thriving string of cannabis businesses along Colorado’s Front Range have been ordered by a Denver judge to pay $8.8 million after finding they failed to honor commitments to the owner of properties they were buying in Denver. The decision issued Wednesday by Denver District Judge Edward Bronfin said the co-owners […]

Kansas Supreme Court Rules Smell of Pot Enough to Justify Police Searching a Home

The seven justices on the Kansas Supreme Court ruled today that marijuana odor constitutes probable cause for police to search a private residence without a warrant, the AP is reporting. The 4-3 ruling says that an officer’s detection of a marijuana smell is enough cause to conduct a warrantless search. The case wound up in […]

Cannabis Meets Curling at Canada’s Inaugural ‘Bongspiel’

A Canadian curling league is set to embrace legalization this winter as it hosts what could be the country’s first-ever Bongspiel. Hosted by the Wiarton & District Curling Club in the Ontario town best known for its prognosticating groundhog, the 420-friendly curling event will take place on Jan. 26. Bongspiel co-convenor Ted Ratcliffe tells Leafly it’s an idea […]

Man in Henderson marijuana dispute murder gets life sentence

A man who shot and killed another man in Henderson over a marijuana dispute has been sentenced to life in prison. Christopher Toney, 39, was sentenced Friday in Adams County District Court for the 2017 shooting death of 34-year-old Christopher Stockwell, according to the district attorney’s office. The life sentence is without parole. On Feb. 16, […]

Doctor Who Uses Medical Marijuana Sues After Being Denied a Gun

A Pennsylvania doctor and medical marijuana patient is suing for his right to own a gun. Dr. Matthew Roman, who practices medicine in Philadelphia, maintains that his Second and Fifth Amendment rights were violated when he was denied the right to purchase a gun. The suit against the U.S. Department of Justice and Acting Attorney General […]