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This issue of NAMSDL Case Law Update focuses on eight recent court decisions involving marijuana laws and the use of marijuana, including three decisions from the U.S Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and others from highest courts in Colorado, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The topics addressed in this issue include suits to enjoin enforcement of Colorado’s marijuana legalization measure, alleged employment discrimination caused by terminating an employee for a failed drug test, investigation by the Internal Revenue Service into tax deductions taken by a marijuana business, and a police officer’s frisk of vehicle occupants based solely on the smell of marijuana. Within this Update, cases are divided by the type of court (federal or state) and then listed in approximate descending order of appellate level. Read more »

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This issue of the NAMSDL Case Law Update focuses on several recent court decisions and other ongoing cases of note involving marijuana laws and the use of marijuana. The Update includes two recent decisions by U.S. Courts of Appeal and one decision by the Supreme Court of Colorado. Topics addressed in the issue include viewpoint discrimination, the federal appropriations rider concerning marijuana prosecutions, contract enforceability, and federal preemption. Cases are divided by type of court (federal or state) and then listed in approximate descending order of appellate level. The next NAMSDL Case Law Update will address recent decisions involving novel psychoactive substances. Read more »

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