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Oregon officials struggle to ID which marijuana grows are legal

Oregon officials struggle to ID which marijuana grows are legal Feb 21, 2018 | Andrew Selsky An Oregon sheriff and district attorney blasted efforts to regulate legalized marijuana, saying Tuesday the state is allowing black market operations to proliferate. The issue is especially sensitive because U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently allowed federal prosecutors more leeway to pursue federal anti-marijuana laws in states like Oregon that have legalized pot. The top federal attorney in Oregon, Billy Williams, earlier this month said Oregon produces more marijuana than it consumes, with theRead More


New bill would prohibit employers from firing workers based solely on positive marijuana tests

New bill would prohibit employers from firing workers based solely on positive marijuana tests Matt Cortina | February 15, 2018 It will be illegal in Colorado for employers to fire workers solely on the basis of a positive test for marijuana if a newly proposed bill is passed at the state house. The Marijuana Consumer Employment Discrimination Protection Bill would clarify that a positive drug test for traces of marijuana can’t be grounds to fire an employee unless the person “used, possessed, or was impaired by marijuana during the hoursRead More


Medical Cannabis Clearly Saves Lives, Federal Judge Declares

Medical Cannabis Clearly Saves Lives, Federal Judge Declares Sara Brittany Somerset | February 14, 2018 Army veteran Jose Belen says the horrors of the Iraq War left him with post-traumatic stress disorder, and the drug that helped him cope best with the symptoms was one his Veterans Affairs doctors could not legally prescribe: cannabis. “Once I did use cannabis, immediately I felt the relief,” said Belen, who is now working with other medical cannabis patients to mount a court challenge to federal laws criminalizing the drug. The 35-year-old father ofRead More


UI studies impact of marijuana on driving

UI studies impact of marijuana on driving Sara Diedrich | 2015.06.23 A new study conducted at the University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) has found drivers who use alcohol and marijuana together weave more on a virtual roadway than drivers who use either substance independently. However, the cocktail of alcohol and marijuana does not double the effect of the impairment. “What we saw was an additive effect, not a synergistic effect, when we put them together,” says Tim Brown, associate research scientist at NADS and co-author of the study. “YouRead More


Jeff Sessions Is Steamed Over Senator’s Cannabis Blockade

Jeff Sessions Is Steamed Over Senator’s Cannabis Blockade Ben Adlin | February 12, 2018 After Jeff Sessions stepped up his attack on state-legal cannabis, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner decided to retaliate by freezing the Trump administration’s Justice Department nominees. It’s now a month into the blockade, and Sessions is steaming. “It’s just getting to be frustrating!” the attorney general said in a speech to the National Sheriffs Association on Monday. “We’re trying to confirm a number of important component heads at the Department of Justice,” but “we can’t even getRead More