A state trial judge has just held that Ohio’s use of racial preferences in the award of state medical marijuana cultivation licenses violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment (and the Ohio state constitution). The full decision in PharmaCann Ohio, LLC v. Ohio Department of Commerce can be found at Pharmacann Ohio v….
Posted by mikosra on November 20, 2018 in News, Updates, affirmative action, cannabis, department of commerce, economically disadvantaged groups, greenleaf, harvest grows, license, marihuana, marijuana, maryland, minorities, minority, Ohio, parma wellness, PharmaCann, race, racial preferences, racial quotas
The poll results from the fall 2018 election are now in. Voters in 3 of 4 states approved marijuana legalization measures. Michigan voters approved Proposal 1 by 56% to 44%, making Michigan the 11th state (if we include D.C.) to legalize recreational marijuana. North Dakota voters rejected a recreational legalization measure (Measure 3) by 60%…
Posted by mikosra on November 7, 2018 in News, Updates, Amendment 2, ballot, cannabis, election, legalization, legalize, marihuana, marijuana, Measure 3, michigan, missouri, north dakota, proposal 1, proposition 2, utah, vote
Readers might be interested in a recent podcast I did with Aaron Freiwald, a Philly area attorney who runs an excellent podcast series called Good Law, Bad Law. The series is conversational in style and covers a host of legal topics — my conversation with Aaron, for example, spanned a number of subjects relating to marijuana law….
As reported by various new outlets (see links below), the jury in the Safe Streets case (now known as Reilly v. 6480 Pickney, LLC) rejected the plaintiff-landowners’ civil RICO claims against a state-licensed marijuana supplier. I discuss the plaintiffs’ claims in an earlier post here and in the book (pages 403-406). Although the defendant (and…
Posted by mikosra on November 1, 2018 in News, Updates, cannabis, Colorado, jury, lawsuit, marihuana, marijuana, odor, Oregon, plaintiff, racketeer, racketeering, reilly, RICO, Safe Streets, skunk, smell, tenth circuit, veridict