Word in the Courts

  • Cannabis advocates sue AG Sessions and the federal government

    A diverse group of plaintiffs are challenging marijuana's Schedule I status in the CSA

    July 27, 2017

    On July 25, a group of advocates gathered in New York to announce a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The night before, lawyers representing a diverse group of five plaintiffs filed a federal complaint against attorney general Jeff Sessions, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the U.S.

  • Rhode Island medical marijuana patient wins in court

    A judge ruled that off-duty medical marijuana use shouldn't matter.

    June 22, 2017

    On May 23, a Rhode Island court ruled in favor of medical-marijuana patient Christine Callaghan, arguing that a company discriminated against her for off-duty medical cannabis use.

    The ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of Callaghan in 2014 after the University of Rhode Island graduate student was denied a summer internship at Darlington Fabrics in Westerly,