Can Someone Fail a Drug Test By Simply Touching Marijuana?

The current reality of the cannabis industry is that it’s illegal federally. Despite the vast majority of beneficial properties of cannabis, the stance of the FDA on its legal status has not changed.  THC is still on the list of psychoactive substances searched for in drug tests, and if found…

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Are All State-Run Marijuana Programs Doomed to Fail?

Why State-Run Cannabis is a Bad Idea! As more states and countries consider legalizing cannabis, it is important to learn from those who have already pioneered these policies. Places like Uruguay and Canada already established a legal framework to sell the plant without any criminal penalties – however, they did…

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Colorado lawmakers fail in bid to shield recreational marijuana from feds

WASHINGTON — A $ 1.3 trillion plan to fund the federal government through the end of September won’t include protections for the recreational marijuana industry — a blow to Colorado lawmakers who tried to add that language to the must-pass bill. The legislators wanted the measure to include a provision…

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Rate of transit workers who fail federal drug tests soars by 77 percent

Published: Feb 8, 2018, 10:39 am • Updated: Feb 8, 2018, 10:53 am By The Washington Post, The Cannabist Staff WASHINGTON – As the opioid crisis has mushroomed into a national epidemic, the number of truck and bus drivers, commercial pilots, railroad operators and pipeline workers who failed federal drug…

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Why Cannabis Decriminalization Failed and Why Legalization Won’t Fail Now

Why Decriminalization Failed in the Past, and Why Legalization Won’t I recently read a New York Times article that spoke about decriminalization efforts that occurred in the 1970’s all over the country, and how it failed. The general gist of the article speaks about how activists eventually managed to get…

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Maine marijuana sales up in air after lawmakers fail to override gov’s veto

Published: Nov 6, 2017, 9:50 am • Updated: Nov 6, 2017, 7:37 pm By Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers failed Monday to override Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill to regulate and tax the sale of marijuana, dealing a setback to cannabis advocates…

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Stash box fail: Goodwill finds pounds of marijuana in donated cooler

Published: Mar 17, 2017, 11:13 am • Updated: Mar 17, 2017, 11:13 am By Daniel M. Jimenez, The Cannifornian Somebody who was in charge of rounding up donations for a Goodwill store in Washington state is kicking themselves right now. Television station Q13 reports that Goodwill workers in Monroe, Wash.…

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Mail fail: Alaska pot store raids were prompted by tip from post office

Published: Feb 13, 2017, 9:41 am • Updated: Feb 13, 2017, 9:41 am By The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska marijuana regulators say a tip from the U.S. Postal Service prompted Thursday’s raids on seven pot retail stores. The Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office says it was notified by…

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