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Attorneys General Urge Supreme Court to Allow Safe Injection Sites for Combatting Opioid Crisis

A group of 11 Democratic AGs, led by District of Columbia AG Karl Racine, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Safehouse v. U.S. Department of Justice, No. 21-276, in support of nonprofit Safehouse’s request that the Court overturn the U.S Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit’s decision preventing its operations…

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Is Cooperative Federalism Attainable in Cannabis Regulation? AG Weiser Seems to Think So.

It is not uncommon for state attorneys general (“AGs”) to weigh in on proposed federal legislation, particularly where states’ interests are implicated.  In certain situations, state AGs may wish to alert Congress that they are intruding on an area of law traditionally left to the states.  In other situations, state AGs may expressly invite federal cooperation and partnership.

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Bipartisan Group of Attorneys General Urges FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes and Oral Nicotine Products

A bipartisan group of 31 AGs, led by the AGs of Idaho, Illinois, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, and Tennessee, sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) urging it to exercise its regulatory power to curb the availability of nicotine products that appeal to youth.

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After Initial Rejection, Ohio AG Certifies Marijuana Legalization Law, But the Damage May Already Be Done

By: Mira Baylson, Meghan Stoppel, and Gianna Puccinelli Marijuana legalization activists have finally won the support of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (R).  On Friday August 20, AG Yost approved summary language in a petition submission for a proposed law, the “Act to Control and Regulate Adult Use Cannabis,” penned by the Coalition to Regulate…

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