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Thu
16
Aug

Medical marijuana user's boss can drug test him, court says

A New Jersey business does not have to waive its requirement for mandatory drug testing for a worker who uses medical marijuana, a federal court has ruled.

Daniel Cotto Jr. of Bridgeton had sued Ardagh Glass citing the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination after the company wouldn't allow him to return to his job unless he submitted to breathalyzer and urine screenings.

Ardagh asked that Cotto's suit be dismissed, an action which was granted by Judge Robert B. Kugler sitting in U.S. District Court in Camden.

"New Jersey law does not require private employers to waive drug tests for users of medical marijuana," Kugler wrote.

Thu
16
Aug

Ducky’s Bill: A Bid to Save Children’s Lives and Educations

Washington father John Barclay is fighting for young cannabis patients to receive their medication at school. He was inspired by his own daughter, River, who suffers from a rare disorder that he says is more effectively managed with CBD than any other medication they’ve tried. If Barclay is successful, Washington would join states like New Jersey and Colorado, both of which have adopted similar policies within the last two years.

Wed
15
Aug

Why do Aussies self-medicate with cannabis?

A survey has looked into how Australians use illicit cannabis to treat health conditions.

Australians who use illicit cannabis for medical reasons do so mainly to treat mental health issues, chronic pain, and sleep problems.

An anonymous online survey of 1748 participants was conducted in April to October 2016—immediately prior to the 2016 legislation for frameworks for medicinal cannabis use being passed.

Researchers from the University of Sydney found the most frequent reasons for medicinal cannabis use were to treat anxiety (50.7%), back pain (50%), depression (49.3%), and sleep problems (43.5%).

Respondents had used medicinal cannabis an average of 19.9 days of the previous 28 days, and a median of 26 of the preceding 28 days.

Wed
15
Aug

Lynn's first medical marijuana facility and recreational pot shop set to open this fall

LYNN — The city’s first medical marijuana facility and pot shop is set to open in October on the Lynnway.

Newton-based Massachusetts Patient Foundation (MPF), which operates dispensaries in Oregon and Colorado, has signed a host agreement with the city to open a medical marijuana dispensary at the 4,631-square-foot Cooper-Lewis building, which would also contain a recreational pot shop.

The company still has to have its special permit approved by the City Council for the recreational component to the facility. Its special permit was approved for medical marijuana retail sales last August.

Under the host agreement, MPF will provide the city with 6 percent of annual gross revenues.

Wed
15
Aug

Medical marijuana wait: Regulatory hurdle for Louisiana crop

Louisiana's first medical marijuana crop will take longer than expected to reach patients.

GB Sciences, the marijuana grower for the LSU AgCenter, had hoped to provide product to Louisiana's nine licensed medical marijuana pharmacies by September. But the company tells The News-Star the earliest harvest likely will be in November.

John Davis, GB Sciences president, said his company is waiting for the state agriculture department, which is regulating the industry, to sign off on GB Sciences' medical marijuana growing facility plans.

Agriculture Commission Mike Strain said he isn't trying to stall the process. He said GB Sciences has to finish its operating procedures and complete its background checks with the state police.

Wed
15
Aug

Marijuana is not really legal in California if residents don't have a reasonable way to buy it

California law allows adults to buy marijuana. It allows licensed businesses to deliver marijuana to customers, and it says specifically that cities and counties cannot prevent delivery services from traveling on public roads. Yet even though cities can’t stop deliveries traveling through their jurisdiction, many cities currently ban deliveries to their jurisdiction.

That means that unlike deliveries of virtually every other legal, adult-use product — including alcohol and cigarettes, which can be ordered over the internet in California ­— marijuana deliveries are barred.

Wed
15
Aug

Study finds cannabis may be treatment option for schizophrenia

A University of New Mexico study has found that cannabis may be an effective treatment option for schizophrenia, according to a report on the research. The report was published last week in the journal Medicines by Jegason P. Diviant and Jacob M. Vigil of the University of New Mexico Department of Psychology and Sarah S. Stith of the university’s Department of Economics.

Tue
14
Aug

We may finally know why marijuana helps people with chronic gut problems

As John Mayer tells us (and tells us, and tells us), your body is a wonderland. When it comes to microbial life, this holds especially true for your gut. There, hundreds of residential species eat, breed, and excrete waste. Somehow, your intestines manage to thrive with this zoo inside them—for the most part. In some cases things aren’t so wonderful: your gut starts attacking itself in an autoimmune response that’s bad for microbes and host alike.

Tue
14
Aug

Gardiner to consider temporary ban on new medical marijuana shops

Gardiner officials are scheduled to consider on Wednesday whether to enact a temporary ban on allowing additional medical marijuana caregiver shops in the city.

“These places are springing up, and we’re trying to get a handle on the best way to regulate them,” Gardiner Mayor Thom Harnett said Monday. “This is an emergency proposal that’s retroactive to July 9. Anything not in the pipeline by then would be subject to the moratorium.”

Tue
14
Aug

Bay Area girl makes history by being first in California to be allowed medical marijuana in school

A Santa Rosa Family is celebrating the first day of school Monday because, thanks to a judge’s order, their five-year-old child will be able to attend her first day of kindergarten and bring her medical marijuana on campus.

When Brooke Adams walks onto campus Monday morning she will be setting a legal precedent.

Brooke will be one of the first children in the country — and the first in California — to be legally allowed to be given medical marijuana at school.

When she was just an infant, Brook was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome.

“It gives her seizures that don’t stop very easily, or don’t stop at all,” her father Jon Adams told NBC Bay Area.

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