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Federal courts, previously reluctant to invalidate contracts simply because they happened to involve cannabis, now seem to be reversing their approach — including in cannabis-friendly jurisdictions, says Vincent Sliwoski at Harris Bricken.
A California dispensary faced with an $11 million tax bill cannot challenge a law prohibiting federal tax deductions for marijuana businesses because it didn't raise such arguments in the U.S. Tax Court, the government told the Ninth Circuit.
Two D.C. Circuit judges indicated Wednesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's regulation treating vaping products like tobacco products seems unlawful because the rule, issued by a career employee, was not properly ratified by a Senate appointee, as required by the appointments clause of the U.S. Constitution.
The Colorado Supreme Court pushed back Wednesday on the state's effort to reinstate a prison warden's firing of an employee who used marijuana after hours, suggesting that an administrative law judge was free to determine the punishment was too harsh.
A group of Indiana hemp businesses that sued the state over its ban on smokable hemp told a federal judge Tuesday they want to amend their suit to address the state's newest law on the products.