As discussed with increasing frequency on this blog, land use continues to be a high-activity area in cannabis law. In Washington State, the city of Everett recently declared cannabis gardens to be a nuisance, allowing local government to shut down any such operation as a per se violation of local law. An action to enjoin a… Read More Washington State city begins acting in response to I-502
I previously wrote about action by a local government in New Jersey to ban dispensaries and land use litigation in California, specifically the Pack v Long Beach case. There have been many more legal developments in New Jersey, California and elsewhere with regard to the authority of local governments to ban dispensaries even when they are legal… Read More Land use is the frontline
This is a short post, not so much a legal analysis but an attempt to do a “big picture” moment wherein one puts the situation in context. If there is a legal aspect, it is called “shifting the burden.” The burden was once upon the proponents of cannabis normalization to justify their position. It should… Read More Cannabis prohibition was always a mistake and now there is a lot of explaining to do
My colleague Buford Terrell recently posted at his blog, Marijuana Musings and Drug Law Diversions, about the federal government’s options in response to the Colorado and Washington legalization votes.