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Feds: No more arrests for pot-smoking patients

October 19, 2009

New guidelines will apply in 14 states allowing medical use of marijuana Pot-smoking patients or their sanctioned suppliers should not be targeted for federal prosecution in states that allow medical marijuana, prosecutors were told Monday in a new policy memo issued by the Justice Department. Under the policy spelled out in a three-page legal memo, […]

Notwithstanding

October 12, 2009

The notwithstanding clause of Canada’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms is one of the more peculiar tools of federalism.  It doesn’t really exist as a matter of law in the States. The charter is roughly the same as our Bill of Rights. Up north, the individual provinces can opt out (or in) to certain constitutional provisions. […]

Montana mounts fight on Rx Drug Costs

October 7, 2009

Faced with spiraling prescription drug costs in its employee health plan, the state of Montana has devised a new approach that should save $6 million next year and may be a first of its kind nationwide. The new prescription drug coverage, which takes effect Jan. 1 for the 32,000 people covered by the state employee […]


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