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Oregon marijuana growers face lawsuit from vineyard owner over crop’s smell

11/24/17--Yamhill County Judge John Collins has denied a motion to dismiss a complaint filed by a vineyard owner against aspiring marijuana growers. The vineyard owner, Momtazi Family LLC, claims marijuana odors would damage wine grapes with “foul-smelling particles.” Judge Collins said the right-to-farm law doesn’t provide the growers with blanket immunity, but can be used as a defense later in the case. Read

Scammers used my article and Montel’s name to hock ‘CBD’

10/29/17--A lawsuit is being filed on behalf of former TV host Montel Williams and Montel Williams Enterprises, Inc. over the misuse of his name and reputation in what is likely the first such case for the cannabis industry. Filed with the U.S. District Court in Miami, the complaint alleges that at least three companies linked to Timothy K. Isaac of Scottsdale, Arizona have intentionally and “blatantly” been using Williams’ reputation as a celebrity and CBD proponent following a Forbes article, as well as comments he made therein and elsewhere, to sell “purported CBD oils” through numerous websites as part of multiple “unscrupulous businesses online scams that are deceiving customers.” Read

Celebrity sues CBD line, claiming trademark violation

9/28/17--Actress Jessica Alba is suing a Colorado business that makes CBD nutritional supplements, claiming that Honest Herbal infringes on the trademark of her Los Angeles firm, The Honest Co., which makes personal-care products and vitamins. Alba argues in the federal lawsuit filed in California that the 3-year-old CBD company is trying “to confuse consumers and profit from the goodwill and consumer recognition associated with The Honest Co.’s HONEST Marks,” which include product lines Honest Beauty, Honest Man, and Honest Baby. Read

Stone Mountain father part of federal marijuana lawsuit

7/26/17--Sebastien Cotte, a DeKalb County father, is one of five plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed this week to challenge the constitutionality of the country's drug classifications. Cotte's son, Jagger, 6, has mitochondrial disease, which causes seizures. He uses medical cannabis, and his condition is one of a few specific illnesses covered under the state law. The state law, however, leaves one gaping hole for families. It is still illegal to grow, buy, or sell marijuana in Georgia. Read

Federal lawsuit against Sessions and DEA says marijuana’s Schedule I status unconstitutional

7/25/17--A diverse cadre of cannabis advocates filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging the constitutionality of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as it pertains to marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Drug Enforcement Agency acting administrator Charles Rosenberg were named as defendants in the lawsuit brought by a former NFL player, two children using medical marijuana, an Iraq War vet with post-traumatic stress disorder, and a social justice nonprofit organization. Read

John Morgan and Ray Rodrigues Spar Over Future of Smokeable Medical Marijuana

6/12/17--Orlando attorney John Morgan and House Majority Leader and primary Amendment 2 sponsor Ray Rodrigues are still debating over medical marijuana. Rodrigues, R-Estero, took a swipe at Morgan’s newly-filed lawsuit to allow smokeable medical marijuana in Florida. Citing studies showing smoking is an ineffective way to ingest the drug, Rodrigues said the majority of Florida voters don’t support recreational medical marijuana -- and neither does he. Read