Lawyers in Massachusetts MMJ-Employment Case Explain Significance of Ruling

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A judge's gavel rests on top of a blue legal notebook.Earlier this week, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a medical cannabis patient could sue her former employer for handicap discrimination after they fired her for testing positive for cannabis on a drug screening. According to her lawyers, the decision by the court was “very significant” but acts neither as a de facto protection […]
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Drug-Centric Federal Agencies and Colorado Springs Officials Hold Secret Meeting

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Officials from the Department of Justice, the White House Office of National Drug Policy and the DEA held a secret meeting on Wednesday with Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, members of the Colorado Springs Police Department, and the resident agent with the DEA, KKTV-11 reports. A local physician and a school district’s disciplinary director were […]
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Bill Allowing Use of Federal Water for Hemp Cultivation Approved as Part of Spending Measure

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A water reservoir, which stores water temporarily before it is used for agricultural purposes.The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the fiscal year 2018 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill which includes the Industrial Hemp Water Rights Act. This measure would allow federally-controlled water to be used for hemp cultivation, according to a Westword report. Currently, the Bureau of Reclamation prohibits water under its jurisdiction from being used for […]
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Police in Wichita, Kansas Silence Cannabis Activists’ Signature Collecting Efforts

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A clipboard, commonly used by petitioners to hold the necessary information and documents related to a citizens petition.Activists in Wichita, Kansas collecting petition signatures to reduce cannabis possession penalties were thwarted by police at City Hall who cited court decisions that interior spaces in public buildings are not unlimited forums for First Amendment activity, according to a Wichita Eagle report. The activists usually collect signatures on the sidewalk outside of the building, […]
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Merger of Arizona MMJ Companies Creates State’s Largest Operator

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Arizona-based medical cannabis operator Harvest has merged with cannabis cultivator and supplier Modern Flower, making Harvest the largest medical cannabis operator in the state by giving them more cultivation facilities and dispensary licenses than anyone else in Arizona. Steve White, Harvest CEO, said the deal “allows Harvest to meet the demand from an increasing number of seriously […]
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Partner Colorado Credit Union Creates Service to Serve National Cannabis Companies

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Partner Colorado Credit Union has created a Credit Union Service Organization to serve other credit unions interested in serving the cannabis space, according to a Credit Union Times report. The program, called Safe Harbor Private Banking, is designed as a stand-alone company that seeks to “expand the (Partner Colorado) cannabis banking program nationally and help […]
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Translating Artisanal Cannabis Growing Into Resume Format

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A man compiling work experience into a resume to help during job searching.Times are changing. In decades past, for individuals operating a home-based cannabis cultivation operation, the prospect of including this experience on a resume and subsequent job search has been a fantasy, afterthought, or impossibility. Nevertheless, cannabis growing is rapidly transforming from a secretive enterprise into a legitimate and respected profession. As evidenced by the voice […]
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California Communities Create Cannabis Offices to Handle Recreational Rollout

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Skyline view of downtown San Francisco.California communities have begun laying the groundwork for the rollout of the recreational cannabis industry as San Francisco and Sonoma County take steps to create cannabis advisory panels within the government. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to create an Office of Cannabis to oversee the permit process in the city, while Sonoma […]
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