9th U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals Says DOJ Can Not Prosecute Medical Cannabis Businesses That Comply With State Laws.

In a decision which can only be classified as a win for the marijuana industry, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco (the “Court of Appeals”) ruled Tuesday August 16, 2016, that the U.S Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) must comply with a Congressional rider which prohibits the DOJ from spending money to prosecute cannabis businesse