Tag Archive: marijuana

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Logical Reasonings / 3.21.16

A. Our partners at Above the Law seem to think the same about the trend (one school) toward accepting GRE in lieu of LSAT. Above the Law

B. Apple repurposes iPhone 5 — calling it iPhone SE — and makes more money off early adopters, i.e. rubes. Huffington Post

C. How did police find Saleh Abdeslam, the Paris attacker who got away? Pizza, of course! Grub Street

D. Some companies, including many law firms, are adding student loan debt repayment to the list of benefits. Excited? Read the fine print. US News & World Report

E. New Orleans is decriminalizing possession of small amounts of weed. We didn’t think anything was illegal there to begin with. ABC News

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Logical Reasonings / 3.7.16

A. Tennis star and drooling-tennis-fanboy-dreamgirl Maria Sharapova failed a drug test for the Australian Open. She has a whole bunch of excuses or whatever that we didn’t listen to because we were too busy dreaming of being in a LTR with Maria. The Guardian

B. A student who graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego is suing the school because, a decade after graduation, she still hasn’t found a lawyer job. Isn’t suing a lawyer job? Quartz

C. In maybe-there-is-a-reason-to-live-in Houston-other-than-self-loathing news, a woman danced naked atop a semi in traffic for two hours on Highway 29. Yeeeeeeeehawwww! CBS News

D. Dork states Oklahoma and Nebraska are suing popular state Colorado over legalized pot. Why don’t you guys just… um… do whatever it is people do in Oklahoma and Nebraska for fun (we’re assuming it includes tormenting farm animals) and let everyone else have their fun? Denver Post

E. Here’s a house wrapped around a tree. We’re not sure we agree with the “treehouse” characterization. Mental Floss

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Pro Stone-o: The Burgeoning Marijuana Legal Field

I typically break some unhappy news to my students on the first day of the course. I teach in the Bay Area, after all, so the matter is highly pertinent.

“…and, yes, I do recommend you lay off your sticky green habits while studying for the LSAT.”

I’m not really in a position to pile invective on such recreation. But, as I always tell my students, it’s probably safe to say that you’re not doing your short-term memory or your assiduity any favors when you’re toking regularly.

But as some of my recent students have delighted in pointing out, there is an important intersection between marijuana and the law, and it’s growing rapidly.