New York Updates Off-Duty Conduct Law To Protect Employees Who Use Cannabis Off The Clock

New York’s off-duty conduct law prohibiting employers from taking action against employees for lawful activity done while off the clock now includes cannabis, a byproduct of the state’s legalization of pot last month. Here’s the gist, which comes via a helpful primer published by The National Law Review. New York…

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Can the DRUID App Help Protect Cannabis Consumers Against Bogus DUI-Impairment Test?

Interview with the founder of the DRUID App I recently sat down with the developer of the DRUID App where we discussed his app and the potential applications in society. I’m almost certain that most of you would not be familiar with Druid mainly because it’s a fairly new development,…

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Staying Safe Amidst The Vaping Crisis: How To Protect Yourself From Fake Vape Cartridges

Staying Safe Amidst The Vaping Crisis: How To Protect Yourself From Fake Vape Cartridges The past few months have placed the vape industry in the limelight, due to major lung illnesses and even deaths associated with vaping both nicotine and cannabis products. The Centers for Disease Control just made lung…

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New attorney general must protect states’ rights on marijuana, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner says

The next U.S. attorney general is going to have to respect the decision of Colorado and other states to legalize recreational and medical marijuana — at least if Republican Sen. Cory Gardner has his way. “Whoever comes after him is going to face some pretty tough questions about where they…

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Maine Is First State To Protect Employee Cannabis Use Outside The Workplace

Maine Is First State To Protect Employee Cannabis Use Outside The Workplace A new report from the attorneys over at Littler Mendelson just revealed that Maine employers will no longer be allowed to discriminate cannabis use of employees when done during their off-hours. Employees are now shielded against getting fired…

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Colorado congressmen butt heads on spending bill amendment to protect state-legal marijuana

Published: Jan 18, 2018, 12:13 pm • Updated: Jan 18, 2018, 1:59 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff The recent “groundswell” of support for a spending bill amendment protecting state-legal marijuana proposed by Colorado Rep. Jared Polis wasn’t enough to move a powerful Congressional committee — or even a…

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Nearly 70 Congress members push spending bill amendment to protect state-legal marijuana

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 3:47 pm • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 4:43 pm By Alicia Wallace and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Members of Congress have proposed a spending bill amendment that would ensure protections for states that have legalized marijuana. Nearly 70 U.S. representatives signed onto a letter sent…

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Rohrabacher calls on fellow Republicans to protect medical marijuana from the feds

Published: Sep 5, 2017, 9:31 am • Updated: Sep 5, 2017, 10:28 am By Dana Rohrabacher, Special To The Washington Post Not long ago, a supporter of mine, visiting from California, dropped by my Capitol office. A retired military officer and staunch conservative, he and I spent much of our…

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Congressman proposes budget amendment to protect marijuana research from DOJ

Published: Sep 1, 2017, 10:00 am • Updated: Sep 1, 2017, 10:11 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A Republican congressman has proposed an appropriations amendment to provide safe harbor for medical cannabis research in the majority of U.S. states. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a freshman lawmaker representing the western…

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