In a decision which can only be classified as a win for the marijuana industry, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco (the “Court of Appeals”) ruled Tuesday August 16, 2016, that the U.S Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) must comply with a Congressional rider which prohibits the DOJ from … Continue reading 9th U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals Says DOJ Can Not Prosecute Medical Cannabis Businesses That Comply With State Laws.
As most readers of this blog are aware, marijuana is now legal in some form in half of the states, including Pennsylvania. Although legal in half of the states, marijuana related businesses remain subject to federal prosecution under the Controlled Substance Act (“CSA”) because it remains listed as a Schedule I drug. Until the DEA … Continue reading The Department Of Justice’s Policy On Marijuana And Its Affects On Financing For Marijuana Related Businesses