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Connecticut Begins Registering Medical Marijuana Patients

Connecticut became the 17th and most recent state to legalize medical marijuana when Gov. Dannel Malloy signed the bill earlier this year; now, just four months later, patients can register for the state-run program. But they’ll need a bit more patience if they want to buy their medicine on the up-and-up. While a valid patient registration immediately protects patients from arrest or prosecution over possession of up to two and a half ounces of marijuana, Connecticut is still putting together its …

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Posted 2 years ago in Marijuana by Josh Crank  
LA City Council Kills Its Own Medical Marijuana Ban

Facing nearly 50,000 signatures in support of a ballot referendum to overturn their medical marijuana dispensary ban, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to overturn it themselves. The city council voted down the ban it enacted in August, affecting dispensaries within city limits. The 11-2 vote was followed by pleas from the council for legislators in the state capital to clarify California’s two medical marijuana statutes. Council President Herb Wesson told NBC before the vote, “So I think we …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Jennifer King  
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Video: 5 Ways to Fight a Red-Light Traffic Ticket Traffic cameras seem to be everywhere, watching for any opportunity to harpoon drivers with expensive tickets. The spy cameras have generated millions of dollars in traffic fines, but the technology is imperfect. This Lawyers.com exclusive video explains some of the ways to challenge these automated traffic cops. Find Out More…   Respected Federal Judge Calls for Legalizing Marijuana Richard A. Posner, a widely respected federal judge, has called for the elimination …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Marijuana by Michele Bowman  
Government Studies Marijuana’s Effects on Driving

“I drive better when I’m high.” Have you ever heard anyone say that? An urban legend has grown up around the idea that while drinking and driving is obviously dangerous and illegal, smoking and driving somehow allows one to skirt DUI laws. There is actually little evidence that smoking pot impairs driving. “Surprisingly, given the alarming results of cognitive studies, most marijuana-intoxicated drivers show only modest impairments on actual road tests,” noted a 2009 National Institutes of Health report on …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Government by Aaron Kase  
Arkansas Will Vote on Medical Marijuana, Court Says

Denizens of the South, get ready to light up. The Arkansas Supreme Court today gave the green light to a ballot measure that will allow residents to vote on bringing legalized medical marijuana to the state this November. The Coalition to Preserve Arkansas Values, a group of conservative activists, had tried to block the measure, arguing that the wording on the ballot didn’t make it clear that people who sold or used medical marijuana could face prosecution under federal law. …

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