We reported back in March of this year that St. Louis Police Sergeant Gary Wiegert was facing controversy with his department and city officials due to his involvement with an activist group that is lobbying for the reform of Missouri’s current cannabis laws. The organization Show Me Cannabis Regulation employed Sergeant Wiegert’s services as a [...]
With Washington and Colorado having recently implemented their new laws which legalized cannabis for recreational purposes, prosecutors and legislators are deeming it necessary to ensure public safety by creating strict Per Se DUID guidelines. Attempts to bring these laws into fruition in the past were met with much resistance. Brutal opposition from cannabis advocates and [...]
Where does our freedom as Americans begin and end? Should legal citizens of the United States be subjected to Nazi-style checkpoints when we’re over 100 miles from the nearest foreign borders? The United States Homeland Security and Border Patrol checkpoints that are designed to ensnare illegal immigrants are apparently just another way for the federal [...]
Under the newly passed Amendment 64 in Colorado you are permitted to “transfer” one ounce or less of cannabis “without remuneration” to someone at least 21 years of age. But according to the local authorities if you are accepting anything in return during said “transfer” then you are in fact receiving remuneration. Apparently remuneration doesn’t [...]
The Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force has arrived at the determination that employers may reserve the right to terminate employment of those individuals that test positive for THC metabolites after receiving a drug screening, whether the test be pre-employment, random, or mandatory injury compensation testing. The apparent nonconforming members of the task force feel the [...]
Can anyone just open a dispensary, photocopying your rec, your nosy neighbors — David R. Welch answers your questions about individual liberties and the law.
LEAP’s own, Diane Goldstein, is rolling code red on our reader’s latest round of questions for police on getting a job as a police officer, drug dogs and why don’t cops smile.
CO: What you need to know. Indeed there shall be legal weed in Colorado. On election night voters in Colorado passed Amendment 64, which is described above (except for the school tax, which will have to be enacted by the state legislature). The measure itself takes effect when the governor signs the amendment (this could take up to 30 days).
Employment law, using your doctor’s rec in other states and more — Wolfgang Kovach takes your questions about the law, your rights and your need to know.
Cannabis Activists have a favorable circumstance to let their voices be heard by speaking at city council meetings. Making a public comment at a city council meeting is a citizen’s right. After all, council members are public servants and they have an obligation to hear their constituents on matters that affect them, including medical cannabis.
Daisy Bram and her husband Jayme Walsh are legal medical marijuana patients in the state of California. They also had to fight for several months to get their children back. What crime did they commit to have their children taken, you may ask? Well, being medical marijuana patients of course. On September 29, 2011 the [...]
Oregon is like many other medical marijuana states in that there is a certain amount of legal and even functional confusion over what is legal and what is not. The feds say it’s all illegal, some states say some of it’s legal, and even within the states that have legalized medical marijuana the laws can [...]
It’s against medical ethics and possibly even the law, but a hospital in Calaveras County, California is alleged to be preventing seriously ill patients from receiving needed medical attention based on the fact that they also use medical marijuana legally under Prop. 215. The Stockton Record originally ran the story about a number of patients who [...]
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. – [...]
By David Fiedler Growing medical marijuana for a collective of other patients can be both personally and financially rewarding, but if you’re just in it for the money, you’ll probably be tempted to break California law sooner or later, and then you’ll end up in a world of hurt. Even if you follow California law [...]