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Tue
12
Nov

A marijuana breathalyzer is in the works, but will it stop weed DUIs?

There are several reasons people oppose marijuana legalization, but perhaps chief among them is: How do we keep impaired drivers off the roads?

Tue
12
Nov

Marijuana use is rising among young adults, especially college students, study shows

Marijuana use among young adults, especially college students, has been steadily increasing, and the numbers are pretty high, according to a new report.

Tue
12
Nov

Missouri wants to ban medical marijuana businesses from paying taxes with cash

Missouri’s health department wants to ban medical marijuana businesses from paying taxes in cash, a move that industry advocates say could shut out small businesses from the field.

Missouri voters in 2018 made medical marijuana legal but sales are still prohibited under federal law.

Financial institutions, particularly national banks, shy away from working with the cannabis industry because of the federal ban, BeLeaf CEO Mitch Meyers said. That forces some marijuana businesses to pay bills and salaries in cash.

Tue
12
Nov

Alabama commission discusses draft of medical marijuana bill

For the last three months, the commission appointed to determine whether medical marijuana is right for Alabama has held public hearings and heard testimony. Now, the panel might have something to show for it: actual legislation.

Tim Melson, a Republican state senator who serves as chair of the Alabama Medical Marijuana Study Commission, said last week that he has a draft of a medical marijuana bill that is nearly ready to be proposed in the legislature.

Tue
12
Nov

New Jersey man sues Amazon for firing him over medical marijuana use

A New Jersey man filed a lawsuit in October against his employer Amazon for allegedly firing him after not advising his superiors of his medical marijuana treatment. The man, who has been publicly identified only as D.J.C., failed a random drug test in July, and was put on temporary paid leave. After supplying the documentation of his condition that the company asked for, he was officially terminated.

Tue
12
Nov

Hemp Vs. CBD

Hemp for Victory

North America is bustling with hemp crops this growing season, and there’s talk of more and more planting in the seasons to come. It appears that the majority of more recent hemp-growing efforts are for the production of CBD (cannabidiol), the highly sought-after medicinal compound found in cannabis.

Mon
11
Nov

The connection between cannabis and Lupus

Lupus is a long-term autoimmune disease that’s increasing in prevalence in the United States, and many people are searching for relief in the form of cannabis. 

Mon
11
Nov

Florida University developing program to teach school kids about medical marijuana

It would go to figure, with the growing number of states where cannabis is legal, that educators are grappling with how to talk about marijuana with students in school. After all, the transition from the era of “Just Say No” messaging about how drugs are bad to this brave new world where cannabis products are available in the mall and corner pharmacies takes some explaining, even for the grown.

Mon
11
Nov

Maine: Caregivers sound off about new rules for medical cannabis

Proposed changes to the state's medical marijuana program are drawing fire from a number of patients and caregivers.

The new rules are being drafted by the state's Office of Marijuana Policy. 

The regulations will require caregivers who grow cannabis for patients, to enroll in a state inventory program that will track marijuana from seed to sale. 

This comes as the state will start taking applications in December, to license recreational marijuana businesses.

The proposed rules are expected go into effect sometime next year and will impact 25-hundred licensed caregivers who grow medical cannabis for patients. 

Patients and caregivers say the proposed rules are burdensome and costly and could cut access to medicine, especially for sick children.

Mon
11
Nov

People in 33 States can use medical marijuana. Why can’t Veterans get it for PTSD?

  • A number of veterans groups are working to get medical marijuana approved as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs still refuses to provide marijuana to veterans because it’s still listed as a Schedule I drug.
  • Veterans groups want to get that designation changed and to have more research done on the benefits of medical marijuana.

For 21 years, Doug Distaso served his country in the United States Air Force.

He commanded joint aviation, maintenance, and support personnel globally and served as a primary legislative affairs lead for two U.S. Special Operations Command leaders.

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