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Case Law Update

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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