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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Guam Gov. Signs Bill to Create MMJ Industry

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The Guam and U.S. flags pictured at Ritidian Point in the Guam National Wildlife Refuge.Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo has signed a bill directing the Department of Revenue and Taxation to begin issuing business licenses to medical cannabis cultivators, processors, laboratories, and dispensaries – bringing patients in the U.S. territory one stop close to receiving medical cannabis therapies, the Guam Daily Post reports. Medical cannabis was legalized by Joaquin “KC” […]
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Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Veterans Equal Access Amendment

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The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment as part of the 2018 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill that would allow Veterans Administration doctors to recommend cannabis to their patients in states where it is legal. The Veterans Equal Access Amendment reads: None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available […]
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Study: No Increase In Problematic Cannabis Use By Young People Following Changes In Marijuana’s Legal Status

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Yet another study has once again affirmed that the regulation of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes is not associated with increases in problematic cannabis use by young people. “In the United States, compared to 2002, even after adjusting for covariates, cannabis use decreased among youth during 2005-2014, and cannabis use disorder declined among youth cannabis users during 2013-2014,” authors concluded.
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DEA Reaffirms Stance That CBD Meets Schedule I Criteria — Reality Says Otherwise

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The US Drug Enforcement Administration has publicly reiterated its position that cannabidiol, a non-psychotropic cannabinoid, is properly categorized under federal law as a schedule I controlled substance — meaning that, by definition, it possesses “a high potential for abuse,” “no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States,” and lacks “accepted safety … under medical supervision.”
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Maryland School of Pharmacy Offering MMJ Certification Course

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Washington Hall and Courtyard stands in the center of the University of Maryland campus dormitory section.The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy will begin offering medical cannabis training for prospective industry operators in an effort to bring educational standards to the sector amid uncertain legal standing and ever-changing science, the Washington Post reports. The school joins the University of Vermont College of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology in offering a medical […]
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John Morgan Sues Over No-Smoking Provisions in Legislature-Approved MMJ Bill

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A judge's gavel rests on a desk inside of a U.S. court room.As promised, Orlando, Florida-based attorney John Morgan has sued the state over the no-smoking provisions included in the medical cannabis law approved by lawmakers, the Miami Herald reports. Morgan is the author of the voter-approved law, and was a key financial backer throughout the successful campaign last November. In the lawsuit, Morgan, and his lead […]
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