Tag Archives: Court

Italy court rules home-growing cannabis is legal, reigniting dispute

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s Supreme Court has ruled that small-scale domestic cultivation of cannabis is legal, in a landmark decision triggering calls for further legalization from weed advocates and anger from the country’s conservatives. FILE PHOTO: Droplets of oil form on the surface of a cannabis plant in a state-owned agricultural farm in Rovigo, about… Read More »

Appeals court strikes down individual mandate, but not entire ACA

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, but has not invalidated the entire law. In a 2-1 decision, the court ordered the Texas District Court, where the case originated, to reconsider its ruling invalidating the healthcare law. The remaining provisions of the ACA,… Read More »

Sorry, Shkreli: Supreme Court rebuffs ex-pharma CEO’s final appeal

Martin Shkrelli, the disgraced former CEO of Retrophin currently serving a seven-year sentence for securities fraud and conspiracy, was hoping for a SCOTUS hail mary after multiple appeals fell flat. Turns out the court wasn’t interested in hearing Shkreli’s pleas at all.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied hearing Shkreli’s appeal to overturn his… Read More »

3,271 Pill Bottles, a Town of 2,831: Court Filings Say Corporations Fed Opioid Epidemic

The Walgreens employee was bewildered by the quantity of opioids the company was shipping to just one store. Its pharmacy in Port Richey, Fla. (population 2,831) was ordering 3,271 bottles of oxycodone a month. “I don’t know how they can even house this many bottles to be honest,” Barbara Martin, whose job was to review… Read More »