When smoking pot legally can mean losing your kids

Months before she and her husband decided to get pregnant, Maggie stopped using medicinal marijuana to treat depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. But five months in, “the morning sickness got really bad,”  said Maggie, who asked that her full name not be used to protect her … [Read more...]

MI Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments On Medical Marijuana Legal Protections

The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear another round of arguments on who can be protected from prosecution under the state’s medical marijuana law. The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta reports. Courts are still busy sorting through details of how the medical marijuana … [Read more...]

Appeals Court: Medical pot users are eligible for unemployment

In a breakthrough decision for those who say marijuana is medicine and not a dangerous drug, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Friday that workers who are state-approved users of medical marijuana should get unemployment compensation if fired solely for testing positive for drugs. “It’s … [Read more...]

MI AG invited to weigh in on constitutionality of marijuana transportation law

In 2014, various district court judges throughout Michigan have dismissed criminal cases against individuals charged with violating a 2012 law which penalizes unauthorized methods of transporting marijuana. The marijuana transportation law is, however, currently being enforced in other Michigan … [Read more...]

Judge: Congress, DEA determine if marijuana should be classified as dangerous drug, not court

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A federal judge in Grand Rapids has rejected claims that marijuana is wrongly classified as a dangerous drug. The judge also ruled that federal policy relaxing enforcement of marijuana laws in states that permit recreational or medicinal use does not amount to selective … [Read more...]

Protesters converge on courthouse in support of medical marijuana

CADILLAC — Protesters who gathered at the Wexford County Courthouse expressed different reasons for being there but had one thing in common: support for medical marijuana. Voters passed a law allowing limited use of medical marijuana in 2008. It requires individuals to receive a doctor's … [Read more...]

Changing pot laws prompt child-endangerment review

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man loses custody of his children after getting a medical marijuana card. The daughter of a Michigan couple growing legal medicinal pot is taken by child-protection authorities after an ex-husband says their plants endangered kids. And police officers in New … [Read more...]

Michigan Supreme Court Takes Two More Medical Marijuana Cases

The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear two more medical marijuana cases. Listen 0:45 As The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta reports, two medical marijuana cardholders want protections from criminal charges. In both cases, the defendants say the fact that they … [Read more...]

Can you get fired for smoking medical marijuana?

Even as recreational marijuana usage is gaining acceptance, people who medicate with marijuana in most states can still get fired for failing their employer's drug test. FORTUNE -- Acceptance of medical marijuana, and the patients who medicate with marijuana, is sweeping state legislatures across … [Read more...]

Treasury defends rules on banks, marijuana sellers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Tuesday defended the Obama administration's guidelines to banks conducting transactions with legal marijuana sellers as congressional Republicans questioned whether the guidance amounts to tacit federal approval of a drug illegal in most … [Read more...]

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