Maine first state to protect employment rights
Maine has become the first state to protect employment and other rights for cannabis consumers. Provisions in the state’s 2016 voter-initiated marijuana law that seek to limit employers from penalizing employees for their off-the-job marijuana use went into effect last week. The language stipulates: “A school, employer or landlord may not refuse to enroll or […]
Connecticut lawmakers mull marijuana legalization once again
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he opposes legalized recreational marijuana, but will “cross that bridge when I come to it” if a bill reaches his desk.
Non-U.S. citizens advised to stay away from jobs in Colorado marijuana industry
The situation isn’t just a dilemma for immigrants, but also for the cannabis companies that would like to hire them.
Recreational marijuana legalization delayed in Canada
As recently as last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government was insisting it was on track for legalization in July.
Op-ed: Jeff Sessions thinks aspirin helps severe pain. He's wrong
"Gaining access to legal medical marijuana has changed my life. It's also helped me drastically cut down on opioid use."
Colorado Girl Scouts can now sell cookies outside marijuana dispensaries
Girl Scouts of Colorado now treats marijuana dispensaries like any other business in considering cookie sales sites, a spokesperson says.
Watch: AJ+ Examines How Oakland’s Marijuana Law is Serving Justice
Now that recreational marijuana is legal in California, the city of Oakland has mandated that half of all marijuana business permits go to residents who are low income and have a cannabis conviction, or who live in a neighborhood in Oakland that’s been a major police target. A new video from Al Jazeera’s all digital video […]
Federal Judge to Hear Arguments Wednesday in Legal Fight Challenging the Constitutionality of Marijuana Prohibition
NEW YORK, NY — A judge for the Federal District Court in Manhattan will hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of federal cannabis prohibition. Lawyers for the plaintiffs in the case include NORML Legal Committee member Joseph Bondy and Empire State NORML Director David Holland. The 98-page complaint contends that the federal government “does not believe, and upon information and […]
Raids on CBD Businesses in Tennessee Leave Patients without Access; Underline Need for Change in Federal Marijuana Laws
RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN — Monday morning, DEA agents, detectives from the local sheriff’s office, and Smyrna, Murfreesboro, and LaVergne police raided 23 Rutherford County businesses accused of selling candy products containing cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating compound derived from the cannabis plant. Law enforcement claims that the products were of particular concern because they were seemingly being marketed […]
Travel Writer and Television Host Rick Steves Briefs Congress on Marijuana Policy
WASHINGTON, DC — Tuesday on Capitol Hill, bestselling guidebook author and travel host Rick Steves held two briefings to address marijuana prohibition to a gathering of members of Congress and their staff. Inspired by Europe’s pragmatic approach to drug policy, with success measured by harm reduction rather than incarceration, Steves said that he is motivated to […]
Jackson City Council Votes Unanimously to Decriminalize Marijuana, Heads to Mayor’s Desk
JACKSON, MS — The City Council of Jackson, Mississippi voted unanimously on Tuesday to decriminalize marijuana, amending Chapter 86, Article III in the City of Jackson Code of Ordinances to effectively limit the maximum penalty for possession of 30 grams or less of cannabis to a $100 fine, with no prison time. Jackson’s ordinance is […]
Federal Judge Reserves Decision After Hearing Arguments in Washington v. Sessions
NEW YORK, NY — On Wednesday, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York heard oral arguments on the motion to dismiss Washington, et.al v. Sessions, et.al, a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Schedule I classification of cannabis under the Controlled Substances Act. The federal government […]
New Federal Bill Aims to Protect Legal Marijuana States and Businesses
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Lou Correa (D-CA) has introduced the Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act which would essentially codify the protections that were outlined in the now-rescinded Cole Memo. “To date, eight states have legalized recreational cannabis, and twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia, representing more than half of the American population, have enacted legislation to permit […]
Seattle City Officials Back Plan to Vacate Past Marijuana Convictions
SEATTLE, WA — Seattle city officials have announced their intentions to vacate the criminal convictions of minor marijuana possession offenders. The city’s mayor and city attorney announced the plan last Thursday. “This action is a necessary first step in righting the wrongs of the past and putting our progressive values into action,” said Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. […]
Marijuana Use Not Significantly Associated With Increased Traffic Accident Risk, According to New Study
BUCHAREST, ROMANIA — Cannabis exposure is not strongly associated with an increased risk of motor vehicle accident, according to a meta-analysis of 24 epidemiological studies published in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology. Investigators at the University of Bucharest, Department of Medicine and Pharmacy reviewed data from two-dozen studies assessing the association between cannabis-positive drivers and unfavorable traffic outcomes, […]
Fox News Poll Finds Record Support in Favor of Marijuana Legalization
NEW YORK, NY — Fifty-nine percent of voters believe the adult use of marijuana should be legal, according to nationwide polling data compiled by Fox News. The percentage marks an eight-point percentage increase since 2015, and is the highest level of support ever reported by the media agency. Majorities of Democrats (68 percent) and Independents (67 percent) back […]
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