South Dakota hemp bill advances despite Public Safety warning that hemp sends “mixed messages” to kids

Published: Feb 16, 2017, 2:48 pm • Updated: Feb 16, 2017, 2:48 pm By James Nord, The Associated Press PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota residents who pass background checks and get a license from the state agriculture department would be allowed to cultivate industrial hemp under a measure a House…

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Colorado puts new focus on worker safety in cannabis industry

Published: Feb 7, 2017, 1:05 pm • Updated: Feb 7, 2017, 1:19 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff For the first time, Colorado health officials have issued a set of guiding principles for marijuana businesses to address occupational health and hazards. Workers in the cannabis industry, including budtenders, extraction technicians,…

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Toolbox Update: DPA’s ‘Safety First’ Teen Drug Use Brochure

In the new series ‘Toolbox Update’ I’ll be posting tools available online for activists who may be facing tough conversations with police, authorities or their family members. In 2014 the Drug Policy Alliance issued a paper titled, “Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens and Drugs” The author is Marsha…

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Michigan’s New ‘Impaired Driving Safety Commission’ Introduced In H.B. 5024

A bill sponsored by Rep. Peter Lucido looks to expand government by creating another Commission, this time one which would establish a THC nanogram limit for drivers on Michigan’s roadways. Rep. Lucido’s bill will be heard in Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at noon in the House Judiciary Committee. The…

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Canadian Research Study Demonstrates Medical Cannabis Safety Profile

Medical Cannabis Patient Advocates Call on Federal Government To Remove Barriers That Undermine Domestic Cannabis Research Researchers associated with McGill University and the University of British Columbia recently published results from a study showing that medical cannabis patients were no more likely to suffer serious adverse events during treatment than…

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California Patients To File Lawsuit Over New Medical Marijuana Regulation And Safety Act

The American Medical Marijuana Association (AMMA) has announced that it is filing a lawsuit over the violation of Prop. 215 by the California Legislature and Governor Brown. The recent adoption of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act attempts to modify a voter initiative, Prop. 215, something specifically forbidden by…

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