Associated Press Reports

DES MOINES, Iowa — A federal judge ruled Friday that Iowa State University administrators violated the constitutional free speech rights of student members of a pro-marijuana group by barring them from using the university logos on T-shirts.

U.S. District Judge James Gritzner issued an order granting members of the ISU chapter of theNational Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws a permanent injunction which means university administrators cannot use a trademark policy to prevent the organization from printing shirts depicting a marijuana leaf.

“In this case, plaintiffs have shown injuries by demonstrating that they were not allowed to produce, wear and sell their desired T-shirts for raising awareness of their cause and that ISU administrators put unique burdens on both their and the group’s political expression,” Gritzner wrote.

Full Report http://www.thecannabist.co/2016/01/26/iowa-state-university-marijuana-free-speech-norml/47128/

NORML Report http://www.mapinc.org/norml/v16/n044/a09.html?

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Judge Gritzner Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_E._Gritzner