Devoted cannabis activist who helped patients long before Washington legalized has died

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 7:32 pm • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 7:32 pm By Gene Johnson, The Associated Press SEATTLE — JoAnna McKee, a pioneering medical marijuana activist in Washington state who went to sometimes difficult lengths to obtain the drug for the patients she served, has died at age…

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How This 12 Year Old Epileptic Girl May Get Pot Legalized Nationally

How This 12 Year Old Epileptic Girl May Get Pot Legalized Nationally, and Soon. As Rolling Stone reported, Alexis Bortell, a 12-year-old girl from Texas with epilepsy, has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that banning the transport of medical cannabis across state lines violates her constitutional rights as an epileptic…

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Alaska voters reject local bans on legalized marijuana by wide margins

Published: Oct 4, 2017, 7:46 am • Updated: Oct 4, 2017, 8:19 am By Mark Thiessen, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Voters in some parts of Alaska rejected efforts to ban commercial marijuana cultivation and retail sales, three years after the nation’s largest state passed a voter initiative legalizing the…

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Chile Legalized Medical Marijuana but Home Cultivators Still Risk Being Criminalized

In 2015, Chile legalized medical marijuana and now residents of the country are increasingly growing cannabis for medical purposes as the nation begins to loosen prohibition during the implementation process.  Advocates of the cannabis plant are working hard to ensure Chileans with chronic pain have the skills and understanding about how to grow…

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Study: States with legalized marijuana see increase in car crash claims

Published: Jun 22, 2017, 9:46 am • Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 11:38 am By P. Solomon Banda, The Associated Press DENVER — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released…

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Which California counties will benefit most from legalized recreational weed?

Published: Jun 5, 2017, 8:32 am • Updated: Jun 5, 2017, 8:32 am By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg Twenty years after approving medical marijuana, Californians come 2018 will be able to consume it for recreational purposes, too, and the localities that have reaped the most from legal cannabis sales may be…

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What Do Legalized Marijuana Laws Mean for HR Professionals?

As more states legalize cannabis with either medical or adult-use/recreational laws, the topic of cannabis use in the workplace is increasingly more timely.  What do legalized marijuana laws mean for HR professionals?  We recently posted an article about this that was specific to mental health professionals, but let’s explore what…

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The Current State of Legalized Marijuana in the U.S. [Infographic]

The current state of legalized marijuana varies from country to country. Possession of the weed is illegal in most countries and has been since the beginning of widespread cannabis prohibition in the late 1930s. However, its possession has been decriminalized in many countries and sub-national entities in several parts of…

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