Center for Legal Cannabis

Aug 25 | A pot proposal for a clueless Justice Department

Mark Kleiman, the drug policy expert who’s been advising the Liquor Control Board on marijuana legalization, has now tackled an even knottier problem: how to mesh state legalization with federal criminalization.

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Aug 21 | No change in marijuana laws coming, White House says

(CNN) – President Barack Obama isn't looking to change current federal laws dictating the classification of marijuana, his spokesman explained Wednesday.

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Aug 21 | Feds Give “Tacit Approval” For Legal Pot, Sources Say

The federal government has been mostly mum on the subject of voter-approved legal pot in Colorado and Washington State, and that, state officials tell Talking Points Memo, is like an official blessing from the Obama administration.

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Aug 21 | No change in marijuana laws coming, White House says

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama isn't looking to change current federal laws dictating the classification of marijuana, his spokesman explained Wednesday.

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Aug 21 | State Officials: DOJ Has Given ‘Tacit Approval’ For Legalized Marijuana

Colorado officials say they believe they have “tacit approval” from the U.S. Justice Department to implement voter-approved laws legalizing marijuana.

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Aug 19 | Marijuana industry eager to pay taxes – and cash in on deductions Published: August 19, 2013

WASHINGTON — As Congress wrestles with big budget cuts, one budding industry wants to help out the federal government with a novel message: Tax us, please.

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Aug 10 | Court voids marijuana conviction on questions about drug-sniffing dog

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court has overturned the 2011 conviction of an Arizona man caught with 150 pounds of marijuana in his truck, saying police withheld information about the reliability of the dog that discovered the drugs.

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Jul 30 | Washington State Marijuana Dispensary Raids May Have Cost More Than $12 Million

The federal government has started to raid “legal” marijuana dispensaries, beginning with locations in Washington State.

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Jul 29 | Editorial: Feds’ raids remind of lack of clarity on marijuana law

THE federal Drug Enforcement Administration raids this week on four Puget Sound medical-marijuana dispensaries apparently signal no change in federal policy. They are a reminder that the Obama administration is overdue in deciding whether to accept the marijuana legalization approved last November by voters in Washington and Colorado.

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Jul 24 | Bayside Collective, other Puget Sound marijuana dispenseries raided by DEA Published

The shelves at the Bayside Collective off Madrona Beach Road were picked clean of marijuana Wednesday after agents with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration raided the medical marijuana dispensary with guns drawn about 11 a.m.

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Sean Cecil, Attorney Canna Law Group