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Worker shortage forcing employers to reconsider marijuana testing

Tammy Turner and Kerry Buffington, the co-owners of Kapstone Employment Services in Detroit, had to have a conversation with a client recently that they're not used to having.

"We actually had to go to them and say, 'Listen, this is not being consistent with the labor market now. Marijuana is legal and you're passing up on good talent,' " Turner remembers telling the client.

Turner said they were interviewing candidates for open positions at this company, and staff at their employment agency ask candidates whether they can pass a drug test as a part of their routine questions. She said, more often than not, candidates are honest and will say whether they would test positive for marijuana.

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09
Aug

Illegal pot increasingly entering Mexico

The most sought-after marijuana being trafficked across the U.S.-Mexico border is now the weed entering Mexico, not the weed leaving it.

Cannabis sold legally in California is heading south illegally, dominating a booming boutique market across Mexico, where buying and selling the drug is still outlawed. Mexican dealers flaunt their U.S. products, noting them in bold lettering on menus sent to select clients: "IMPORTADO."

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06
Aug

Vernon greenlights four types of cannabis enterprises, may revisit allowing shops

The Vernon Township Council on July 26 unanimously agreed to allow four types of cannabis commercial enterprises in the township.

The ordinance will allow cultivators, manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors, but does not permit the operation of a cannabis retail store in the township. The measure passed 4-0. Councilwoman Kelly Weller was absent.

Mayor Howard Burrell said the Vernon Township Land Use Board provided the council with a written decision that the council’s proposal to regulate legal cannabis was consistent with the township’s master plan.

He also said the board amended the ordinance to allow retail establishments.

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06
Aug

‘At a tipping point’: Why Missouri medical marijuana prices are dropping

When Fresh Green, the first medical marijuana dispensary in the Kansas City area, opened in October, one eighth of an ounce of flower cost $60. Nearly 10 months later, the same product can go for as low as $40.

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06
Aug

Medical marijuana is now legal on Cherokee land in Western NC. It’s a first in the state.

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has approved growing, selling and using medical marijuana on its lands in Western North Carolina, tribal leaders said Thursday, making their territory the first place in North Carolina where medical cannabis is legal.

The tribal council’s approval of a medical marijuana ordinance testifies to “the changing attitudes toward legal marijuana and a recognition of the growing body of evidence that supports cannabis as medicine,” Principal Chief Richard Sneed said in a statement.

 

Medical marijuana is particularly vital “for those with debilitating conditions like cancer and chronic pain,” he said.

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06
Aug

Illinois Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Hit Nearly $128 Million in July

Illinois adult-use cannabis sales have hit yet another record, reaching $127.8 million in July, about a $12.3 million increase from June, which reported over $115.5 million in recreational sales.

According to a monthly report by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, over $85.4 million of those sales came from in-state residents, while more than $42.3 million came from out-of-state residents.

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06
Aug

Paraguay To Export Cannabis Oil To USA And Australia

By Franca Quarneti via El Planteo.

Paraguay will begin exporting oil, proteins and other non-psychoactive cannabis derivatives to the United States and Australia.

This was confirmed this Wednesday by Mario Abdo Benítez, president of Paraguay, during a visit to the industrial plant of Healthy Grains S.A

Fri
06
Aug

Case Report: Cannabis Associated with Improvements in a Patient with Refractory Stuttering

Warsaw, Poland: The use of herbal cannabis is associated with marked improvements in a patient with treatment-resistant stuttering, according to a case report published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research.

Fri
06
Aug

Cannabis-Infused Room Service: Beautiful Lake Tahoe Hotel Gets Weed Delivered To Your Door

Article wirrten by: Javier Hasse

The recently renovated Station House Inn, a vintage vacation paradise in South Lake Tahoe, is offering in-room delivery service of cannabis-infused beverages, topicals, edibles and tinctures to enhance guests’ stays.

Guests can also enjoy cannabis-infused s’mores with KIVA chocolate while hanging out at the firepit. This is enabled via a partnership between the hotel and Embarc Cannabis Goods.

Of course, purchases are limited to those 21 or older with valid photo identification. There is no smoking inside any of the 96 rooms, suites or in the hotel's public spaces.

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06
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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost rejects ballot language for marijuana legalization proposal

 A campaign pushing to legalize marijuana in Ohio will have to collect a new batch of petition signatures after Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost rejected the first batch the group submitted, citing issues with how the petition summarized the group’s proposed law change.

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