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Cities, Towns Struggle with Medical Marijuana Caregivers

Growing, medical use of marijuana poses challenges because municipalities have valid concerns about marijuana operations, yet local regulation is limited...

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Maine Townsman Magazine

Municipal Law
Regulated Substances
 

Tribal Cannabis So Far...

In late October 2014, the U.S. Justice Department issued the so-called "Wilkinson Memo," which signaled that under the right circumstances, the Obama Justice Department would discourage prosecution by local United States Attorneys of tribal efforts to legalize and sell marijuana. This possible opening of the door to tribal cannabis enterprises came with a variety of strings and conditions attached; it was really more of a yellow light than a green one Following the issuance of the Wilkinson Memo, several tribes have tried to legalize cannabis on their reservations and launch cannabis enterprises in one form or another. Some tribes have met with success, others have not. This article explores the lessons learned in the last year and a half, in an effort to identify best practices for Tribes considering entering the cannabis space...

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RSA 159:26 Revisited: Can Local Governments, Acting as Employers, Prohibit Employees From Possessing Firearms in the Workplace?

In 2003, the New Hampshire Legislature enacted RSA 159:26, a law that reserved to the State the exclusive ability to regulate matters concerning firearms, firearm components, and knives. The statute stripped local governments of the ability to enact “municipal ordinances and regulations” relative to, among other things, the possession of firearms.

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New Hampshire Town and City

Employment & Labor
Municipal Law
 

June 27, 2016

Kaighn Smith
Supreme Court Declines to Address Whether NLRA Applies to Tribes, Leaving NLRB Free to Strike Down a Tribe's Labor Law

On June 27, 2016, the Supreme Court declined to take up the case of NLRB v. Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Government. As a result, a lower federal court decision allowing the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to strike down the operational labor laws of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians stands...

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