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Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein Mulls Over Case That Could Offer Federal Protection for Cannabis

Lauran Hamm, Reporter

February 24, 2018

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York conducted a hearing in which the Justice Department argued for the dismissal of a cannabis scheduling case, in which three plaintiffs have found medicinal solace from the plant. Due to Hellerstein's openness and priority to hear the plaintiffs Washingt...