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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Georgia lawmakers expand medical cannabis conditions, but still haven’t legalized cultivation

Published: Mar 28, 2017, 3:10 pm • Updated: Mar 28, 2017, 3:13 pm By Ezra Kaplan, The Associated Press ATLANTA — The Georgia General Assembly is on the cusp of expanding access to medical cannabis. The House voted 167-4 Tuesday to pass a bill that would add six new diagnoses…

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Nevada has legalized weed, but politicians still deciding where you’ll be able to buy it

Published: Mar 17, 2017, 9:20 am • Updated: Mar 17, 2017, 9:21 am By The Associated Press GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — The Douglas County Planning Commission has voted to ban the sale of marijuana throughout the county. The amendment the panel approved unanimously Tuesday prohibits “marijuana establishments” in all the county’s…

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Can You Still Get in Legal Trouble in States with Legalized Cannabis? Can You Use Marijuana in Public in Those States?

Thanks to the widespread legalization of marijuana in more than half of the states in America, cannabis has exploded as a legalized industry, impacting a variety of different revenue sources for communities. From high-paying jobs in cultivation technology and greenhouse growing to dispensary shops, enforcement, and certification to fines for…

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‘Something’s going to have to give’: An untenable conflict between feds, legalized states

Published: Mar 6, 2017, 12:15 pm • Updated: Mar 6, 2017, 12:33 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Legal weed is at a crossroads. While some cannabis legalization proponents claim their movement has grown too big to fail, it has also proved too significant for the federal government to…

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Cannabis Caucus: Congressional colleagues from legalized states join forces

Published: Feb 16, 2017, 12:32 pm • Updated: Feb 16, 2017, 1:59 pm By Mark K. Matthews and Alicia Wallace, The Denver Post WASHINGTON — Marijuana now has its own official club in Congress, thanks to Colorado congressman Jared Polis and three of his colleagues. The Boulder lawmaker on Thursday…

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Falling prices mean trouble for states that have legalized marijuana

Published: Jan 18, 2017, 12:20 pm • Updated: Jan 18, 2017, 12:20 pm By Keith Humphreys, The Washington Post The arrival of 2017 will bring many changes to the country, including falling marijuana prices in states that have legalized a recreational market. Cannabis users may cheer this news, but it…

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