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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ICYMI: Session’s New Controversial Statements on Pot and What they Mean for Cannabis Businesses

The latest remarks on marijuana by President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, continue to upset the cannabis community and business investors – but it’s what he didn’t say, that has peaked the interest of journalists covering the cannabis beat. In his prepared remarks, Sessions was slated to repeat a line…

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What is the Supremacy Clause and what does it mean for states’ rights to legalize marijuana?

Published: Mar 8, 2017, 7:29 am • Updated: Mar 8, 2017, 8:10 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff When it comes to laying down the law on marijuana, it’s a convoluted dispute. Amid the renewed attention on state legalization by new Department of Justice leader Jeff Sessions, here’s a…

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What does “usable” marijuana mean? One patient asks state Supreme Court to define

Published: Jan 31, 2017, 2:38 pm • Updated: Jan 31, 2017, 2:38 pm By The Associated Press A medical marijuana patient is asking the Montana Supreme Court to rule whether the state can prosecute him and other patients for possessing more than one ounce of marijuana, even if the plant…

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Virginia lawmakers say marijuana possession shouldn’t mean loss of driver’s license

Published: Jan 27, 2017, 11:16 am • Updated: Jan 27, 2017, 11:16 am By Dai Ja Norman,  capital News Service RICHMOND, Va. — Virginians convicted of marijuana possession would no longer automatically lose their driver’s license for six months under legislation moving through the General Assembly. Existing state law mandates…

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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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Marijuana talk: Why words such as ‘indica’ and ‘sativa’ don’t mean what you think they mean

Published: Dec 28, 2016, 11:19 am • Updated: Dec 28, 2016, 11:19 am By The Cannabist Staff A long-running feature of The Cannabist Show involves Cannabist editor-in-chief Ricardo Baca asking his guests this question, “indica or sativa?” There might not necessarily be a simple answer to that for those who…

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