Massachusetts vows crackdown on those driving high

Published: Aug 9, 2017, 4:14 pm • Updated: Aug 9, 2017, 7:25 pm By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — Massachusetts officials have promised a crackdown on marijuana-impaired driving as the state prepared for full implementation of the voter-approved law legalizing adult use of recreational cannabis. State police said…

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Wisconsin plan would cut off Medicaid and food stamps for those who refuse drug test

Published: May 25, 2017, 10:28 am • Updated: May 25, 2017, 10:28 am By Scott Bauer, The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening, a move that could…

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Delaware Senate makes it easier for those with PTSD to get medical marijuana

Published: May 19, 2017, 8:58 am • Updated: May 19, 2017, 11:12 am By Randall Chase, The Associated Press DOVER, Del. — The state Senate has approved a revised bill regarding regulations for medical marijuana in Delaware, two days after the original measure failed to win passage amid unaddressed concerns…

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Support for marijuana legalization surging, except Republicans or those over 65

Published: Mar 29, 2017, 2:19 pm • Updated: Mar 29, 2017, 5:21 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Public support for marijuana legalization surged in 2016, according to data just released from the General Social Survey. Last year 57 percent of Americans told the survey’s pollsters that they “think…

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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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Weed on Wall Street? Investment firm holds conference to those wanting a piece of the pot pie

Published: Jan 12, 2017, 8:31 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2017, 8:31 am By Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg News Cowen & Co., the nearly century-old firm founded as a bond brokerage, is racing to become Wall Street’s leading provider of cannabis research, staking a claim to an industry generally forsaken by…

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How California legalization helps those already in the criminal justice system

Published: Nov 25, 2016, 10:00 am • Updated: Nov 25, 2016, 10:00 am By Lisa M. Krieger, Mercury News Before Election Day, San Bruno software engineer Stephen Zyszkiewicz was busted on a charge of possessing marijuana with intent to sell — a felony that could have put him behind bars…

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Legalizing Medical Cannabis Increases Workplace Participation Among those 50 and Older

Please share! Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest The legalization of medical cannabis increases workplace participation among those aged 50 and older. This is according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. According to the research, “health improvements experienced by both groups (older men and women) permit increased…

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