Monthly Archives: January 2018

Marijuana Law Update: Washington Extends Legislation that Prohibits the Spending of U.S. Tax Dollars on Enforcement against Medical Marijuana Use, and Vermont Legalizes Recreational Use

The recent budget negotiations to reopen the government included an extension of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, which prohibits federal tax dollars from being spent to enforce federal prohibition in states where medical marijuana is legal.  While this extension only lasts until … Continue reading

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Court of Appeals Rules against Condominium Association, Strictly Enforces Bylaws “Anti-Lawsuit” Restriction

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently rendered yet another decision against a condominium association strictly enforcing a lawsuit restriction contained in the association’s bylaws. In Sawgrass Ridge Condominium Association v Louis and Marilyn Alarie (“Alaries”) the association’s board of directors … Continue reading

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Repeals the “Cole Memo” – The Feds Take Aim at Marijuana Use

In early January 2018, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he had repealed the 2013 “Cole memo”, thus removing the primary barrier that had restrained federal prosecutors from pursuing marijuana cases in states that have legalized the drug.  This … Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana and Condominiums: A Growing Problem in Michigan?

There is hardly any area of the law that is evolving and changing as quickly as the law surrounding marijuana, especially medical marijuana.  Almost everyone is aware that in 2008 the voters in the State of Michigan legalized marijuana for … Continue reading

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