Tag Archives: federal law

Why Prohibition Must End

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Citizens of states that have not yet legalized marijuana face consequences that can still be substantial. Cultivation or sale of marijuana on all but the smallest scale can occasion a five-year mandatory minimum in some states even now. Among other problems, property used for these “crimes” may still be subject to federal forfeiture laws. As we already know, Federal tax ...

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Marijuana Lawyers are Set Free in Colorado and Washington States

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Some lawyers who specialize in marijuana deals and marijuana clients have worried about possible legal ramifications with their respective State Bar or otherwise. Federal law holds that marijuana is illegal regardless of state laws, and attorneys cannot help their clients participate in illegal activities. There has not been any case law known to this author giving protection to attorneys who ...

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Unmuzzle the Drug Czar

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U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) has introduced a bill that could change Federal law so that the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), commonly known as the “drug czar,” is no longer prohibited from studying the legalization of marijuana. Further, he will no longer be required to oppose attempts to legalize marijuana for medical or broader ...

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