The battle to legalize marijuana rages on. Even in states like Colorado, where marijuana has be legal for years, there remains the possibility that the federal government could exert it's authority and enforce its laws that still deem the drug illegal. Such concerns are even more likely given Attorney General Sessions' stated opposition to state laws legalizing marijuana. Enter Washington v. United States, where a group of individuals linked by their use of marijuana for medical purposes has sued the federal government to reclassify marijuana as a less-regulated drug. Read more here...
A criminal charge is incredibly traumatic. The emotional wreckage that ensues as events spin out of control is unimaginable. The phone call from the police, the F.B.I. pounding down your door, your college-aged child calling from a jail? Suddenly, a malignant icing infuses the layers of contentment of your seemingly good life. A good night’s sleep is replaced with tossing and turning, your mind filled with scattershot speculation about how the case will unspool and the devastating penalties that eventually must be confronted. Anxiety, depression, anger, substance abuse—all of these could get worse in the face of criminal charges.
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Legalized marijuana in Colorado and other states is facing a new challenge as the federal government will be rescinding Obama-era rules that prevented drug prosecutions where states had made cannabis legal. Even though marijuana has continued to be illegal under federal law, the rules gave a degree of security to those purchasing, consuming, and selling marijuana in states where it was made legal. Though no formal declarations have been made as to how the government will proceed, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made his opposition to marijuana legalization well known in the past. For more information, please see this article in The Washington Post.
In what appears to be a growing area of criminal law, Colorado law enforcement are charging more and more people under the revenge porn law passed in 2014. As the law is relatively new and unknown, many alleged victims continue to seek civil remedies, but the trend is changing, exposing a large class of potential criminal defendants. For more, please see this article from the Denver Post.
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