College students taking a COVID gap semester are turning to cannabis jobs

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the college experience. An August 2020 poll by College Reaction and Axios found that 22% of college students said they won’t be enrolling this fall semester. Many students citing a dissatisfaction with remote learning. Others are concerned about their health. That gap semester has left…

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Police arrest 2 Bay Area men suspected of selling marijuana to high school students in Marin

Police arrested two men on allegations they conspired to sell marijuana to high school students in Novato. Diego Armando Kane-Sorto, 19, of Petaluma and Miguel Moises Hernandez, 22, of Richmond were also booked on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of minors, violating probation and other counts. They remained in…

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School nurses can treat students with medical marijuana, thanks to law green-lit by Gov. Hickenlooper

School nurses in Colorado now can administer nonsmokable medical marijuana to students whose parents have given permission. Colorado law already permitted parents to give their children medical marijuana at school, typically for treating seizures. A new law signed this week by Gov. John Hickenlooper allows parents to bring the medicine…

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Former Denver high school teacher accused of smoking marijuana with students

Rachel L. Farley was the consummate “cool” teacher at East High School. In August, she allegedly invited students over to her house where they smoked weed together. Rachel Leigh Farley (Photo provided by Denver Police Department) Denver police didn’t think her plan was so cool. Early Tuesday morning, officers arrested…

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Large majority of Colorado students aren’t using marijuana — no matter what a Texas baseball coach thinks

Published: Mar 2, 2018, 1:20 pm • Updated: Mar 2, 2018, 1:40 pm By John Ingold, The Denver Post When a Texas college baseball coach told a prospective recruit that he’d blacklisted athletes from Colorado over concerns about marijuana use, it brought swift rebuke from across the country and a…

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Marijuana sickens 10 San Francisco middle school students

Published: Feb 14, 2018, 3:11 pm • Updated: Feb 14, 2018, 3:24 pm By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco school officials say 10 middle school students who were sickened after “ingesting a substance” are believed to have consumed marijuana. The San Francisco Unified School District said…

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600 Colorado college students to get funds in year three of unique cannabis tax scholarship

Published: Feb 5, 2018, 10:28 am • Updated: Feb 5, 2018, 10:55 am By Anthony A. Mestas, The Pueblo Chieftain There’s nearly $ 750,000 in funding available to graduating Pueblo seniors attending a local college or university through Pueblo County’s cannabis-tax funded scholarship. Pueblo County officials said Friday that they…

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Alaska high school students’ parents turn them in for selling pot gummy bears

Published: Dec 8, 2017, 9:20 am • Updated: Dec 8, 2017, 2:39 pm By The Associated Press BETHEL, Alaska — High school students in Alaska have been caught selling marijuana gummy bears to their classmates. The Bethel Regional High School students were busted after their parents got suspicious and contacted…

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Students subjected to invasive drug search to share $3 million settlement

Published: Nov 15, 2017, 4:09 pm • Updated: Nov 15, 2017, 4:09 pm By Brad Schrade, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ATLANTA — A southwest Georgia sheriff’s order to conduct an invasive drug search of hundreds of students at Worth County High School will cost $ 3 million under a proposed settlement…

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Majoring in cannabis: New four year degree puts students on the cutting edge of the industry

Published: Oct 23, 2017, 8:15 am • Updated: Oct 23, 2017, 8:15 am By Amber Ferguson, The Washington Post When Alex Roth’s mother sent him an article announcing a new degree program being offered at Northern Michigan University, the sophomore immediately switched his major. Roth is now majoring in cannabis.…

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