Tag: Medical Marijuana

Five States Will Legalize Marijuana in November

On Nov 9th, voters will be deciding on more than just who will run our country for the next four years. Voters in five states will vote on measures to legalize and regulate marijuana use as well. Recent polls show a “yes” vote will win in all five states: California, Arizona, Massachusettes, Maine, and Nevada. […]

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Medical Marijuana is Gaining Traction

While veterans in Texas and Washington D.C. marched for their right to use medical marijuana, here in Asheville, NC prosecutors have dropped possession charges against Melvin Cagle, 54 who claimed he was using the drug for pain relief for his degenerative bone disease. He’d been charged on January 12 for felony possession of marijuana and several […]

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Medical Marijuana for Veterans?

Last week I wrote about states that might legalize marijuana in the coming year, because it’s already planned as a ballot initiative or because of heavy lobbying efforts. Texas wasn’t on that list but it might be now. Last Wednesday a group of Texas veterans rallied for the right to treat their war wounds, both […]

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Medical Marijuana Legal in All Forms, Canadian Court Rules

  In a unanimous ruling against the federal government, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled medical marijuana patients will now be able to consume marijuana in any form. The country’s highest court found the current restriction on dried marijuana to violate the right to liberty and security “in a manner that is arbitrary and hence not […]

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Is Medical Marijuana Coming to Your State?

  Just weeks after Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill that makes cannabis oil legal for specific medical conditions, legislation concerning medical marijuana is cropping up all across the country. A bill in Nebraska, modeled after Minnesota’s law, would allow patients to possess and use the drug to treat specific conditions and illnesses including […]

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Georgia Legalizes Medicinal Use of Cannabis Oil

  On April 16th Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a law that made Georgia the 36th state, plus Washington D.C., to legalize marijuana extracts to treat illness. Georgia’s new law makes it legal to use cannabis oil to treat 8 medical conditions: epilepsy and other seizure disorders, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, […]

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The Confusion About Workplace Drug Testing for Marijuana

During the past three decades drug testing has become the norm for employers who want to maintain a drug-free workplace. Many employers must test for marijuana under federal mandates: commercial drivers, airline pilots, workers at nuclear power plants…employees in safety-sensitive positions. Employers who receive federal grants for a wide variety of projects must comply with […]

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Case Study: Medical Marijuana and the ADA in Illinois.

  The legalization of marijuana in some states and the legalization of medical marijuana in others has created a complex legal issue for companies across the country. An article in a recent issue of the National Law Review looks at Illinois, a state where use of medical marijuana is protected if prescribed by a physician, […]

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