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Cannabis IP Remedies: Erie-ly Familiar, Patently Different

If you’re familiar with my writing, you probably expect (or dread) an anecdotal segue to basic policy concerns of intellectual property law. Perhaps fortunately, I don’t have an anecdote for patent infringement. 2,163 more words

Gambling with Tribal Marijuana

For this post I will look at the application of state criminal jurisdiction to non-tribal members while on tribal lands; first at the jurisdictional framework in general, and then at a brief history of federal Indian gaming regulations to better understand the legal limitations of tribal marijuana cultivation. 2,478 more words

Amicus Curiae: On Auckland Council's Proposed 'Legal Highs' Policy

Sebastian Hartley

When I last discussed ‘legal highs’ in May 2014, I predicted that the Psychoactive Substances Amendment Act 2014 would not only remove all legal highs currently on sale, but, because of the ban it introduced on animal testing of legal highs, would effectively prevent any legal high from ever being approved for sale, since animal testing is a “necessary and important component” 648 more words

Cross Examination

High profile cannabis users

The correlation between cannabis and mental health issues is one that is routinely highlighted. Even so, there is a question mark as no causal link has been established. 332 more words

Drug Law Reform

Why Tribes Don't Need Your Permission

Late last year the U.S. Department of Justice made an announcement that American Indian tribes may grow and sell marijuana on tribal land so long as they adhere to the federal conditions required of states that have legalized marijuana, and with the consultation of the local U.S. 436 more words

Are High Drivers High Risk?

The danger of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) has been solidified for some time. The development of DUI laws and enforcement has been grounded in scientific research about crash risks and the effects of alcohol are easy to measure. 1,357 more words

Why the Legal Challenge to Colorado's Adult-Use Marijuana Law Will Fail

A suit has been filed in federal court, by a handful of Colorado sheriffs among others, asking for Colorado’s legal adult-use program to be ended. There is one argument of significance: 722 more words

Drug Policy