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Cannabis in the Workplace: A Guide For Employees and Employers

Nearly 75% f the country has legalized cannabis to some extent – either medical, recreational, or both – which begs the question, how are employers dealing with the rapidly changing laws in their regions?

As of election day, November 3rd, 2020, a total of 36 states, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Island have approved comprehensive medical cannabis programs. Out of those, 15 states have legalized adult-use marijuana. Recreational is even legal in our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., where you will find a robust legal market.

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Hong Kong teens are importing cannabis products at alarming rates

Customs officials in Hong Kong are sounding the alarm about teenagers importing cannabis and cannabis products into the country, reports South China Morning Post.

Over the past four months, several teens have been arrested in connection to HK$45 million ($7.6 million) worth of illicit drugs that were brought into the country by air.

By weight, 380 kilograms of drugs have been seized over the past four months, which is a 211 per cent increase from the first half of the year, a senior customs official told SCMP.

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EU youth drinking less, swapping tobacco for cannabis: study

Young Europeans are drinking less alcohol and also smoking less—but are increasingly dabbling with cannabis, a continent-wide study showed Thursday.

"Smoking and drinking among 15-16-year-old school students are showing signs of decline, but there are concerns over potentially risky cannabis use and the challenges posed by new addictive behaviour," according to the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD).

ESPAD interviewed close on 100,000 15- and 16-year-olds across 2019 in 35 countries on teen attitudes towards addictive forms of behaviour in its seventh study since 1995.

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Montana State says recreational marijuana license won't be available for a year

State says recreational marijuana license won't be available for a year

If you thought Montana's approval of recreational marijuana means you can start legally selling pot right away, the state says not so fast.

Voters approved a pair of initiatives on Election Day, a step which most have seen as opening the door to legal and possible legislative challenges which must be resolved first.

And now the Montana Department of Revenue is saying even absent any legal roadblocks, there's a "lot of work to do" before the state will make licenses available to legally sell non-medical marijuana.

Director Gene Walborn said the state is starting the process of setting up that system, but he doesn't expect the first licenses will be issued until October 1st next year.

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It soon could be legal to possess up to 6 ounces of weed in N.J. as bill advances

Lawmakers took another step toward decriminalizing the possession of marijuana Thursday, moving quickly after New Jersey voters last week came out in favor of legalization.

The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee advanced the bill (S2535), which would legalize possession of up to six ounces of marijuana and make distribution of one ounce a civil penalty.

“I’m really proud that this bill is unique in of its kind," said Sen. Teresa Ruiz, D-Essex, who sponsored the legislation. "New Jersey will be at the forefront of the decriminalization conversations.”

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Governor of Nebraska Weighs In On Legalized Cannabis in South Dakota

Even as historically conservative states have embraced legalization, reefer madness is alive and well in Nebraska.

At least with the state’s governor, Pete Ricketts, who on Tuesday once again sounded the alarm on something that a growing majority of the country is cool with.

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Nov

Cannabis and a Pandemic: What’s Going On?

In states across America where cannabis is legal, dispensaries and pot boutiques have been deemed essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s a decision that may have baffled those who don’t partake but it made perfect sense, from a public health perspective.

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12
Nov

How recreational marijuana will impact Montana's agriculture industry

The legalization of recreational marijuana in Montana brings a new industry to the state. While it does bring a change to the state's economy agriculture, experts say it won't impact the agriculture industry.

Northern Ag Director Colter Brown says we probably won’t be seeing acres of planted marijuana across the state, but farmers have started taking notice.

“It’s certainly grabbed a lot of attention, and farmers are looking for anything to generate a profit. They always are, but I don’t think it’ll be marijuana," says Brown.

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Nov

Drug decriminalization versus legalization: Here’s the difference

There’s a lot of buzz right now on drug decriminalization. Not only did Oregon recently become the first state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of all illegal substances, but President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have made it their mission to do this at the national level with cannabis.

Some Americans believe this means the new administration plans to legalize the leaf in a manner similar to alcohol. They would be dead wrong. There are some subtle differences between decriminalization and legalization. What are they? The devil is in the details.

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Recreational Weed Now Legal in Arizona, but Shops Can’t Stock It Immediately

Cannabis users in Arizona will only have to wait a couple weeks to smoke out legally under a new law passed Nov. 3, but they shouldn’t hold their breath for shops.

Those are several months away.

Proposition 207, the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, which passed by a 60%–40% margin in last week’s election, will allow adults to travel with up to an ounce and grow six plants at home. It will create a recreational market managed by the state Department of Health Services, revamp penalties for illegal possession, reduce penalties for minors, and channel an estimated $166 million annually into public health, safety and education.

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