CANNABLOG

Cannabis in the News: April 27 to May 1, 2015

By Catherine Jones  bio
Here are some of this week’s cannabis-related news highlights…

 
 
 
 
 

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QUIZ

Taking Your Legal Marijuana to Another State

SITUATION
Larry is planning a road trip and wants to take along the recreational marijuana he bought legally in Colorado. His itinerary includes…

 
 
 

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ASK THE INSIDER

Selling Your Dispensary License

QUESTION
Can the owner of a marijuana dispensary sell its license to another business?
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CANNABLOG

Employers Must Adjust their Zero Tolerance Policies for Medical Cannabis

By Glenn Demby  bio
It seems like every employer in America has adopted a zero tolerance drug policy.
Question: What should employers do if they’re in one of the 23 states that have legalized medical cannabis?
Answer: They have to modify their zero tolerance policy to address medical marijuana head-on. How they do that will depend on which state they’re in…

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COMPLIANCE TRENDS

Legalization of CBD Oils

Cannabidiol (CBD) oils, made from extracts of the marijuana plant’s leaves, have been shown effective in treating seizures. Accordingly, state laws legalizing such treatments are springing up all over the country—including in states like Utah, Arkansas and Iowa where you’d least expect medical marijuana legislation to pass.
In addition to these CBD-oils-only laws, it could be argued that use of CBD oils is a form of “useable marijuana” made legal under state medical marijuana laws—especially in the majority of medical marijuana states that define “useable marijuana” to include the leaves, buds and flowers of the marijuana plant and

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SECURITY
 

Prevent Break-Ins and Theft at Your Cannabis Facility

  • Intruders shoot an employee after breaking into the AzGoGreen co-op in Tempe
  • Gunmen kill 2 security guards while robbing a Bakersfield dispensary
  • The owner of a Spokane medical dispensary shoots a burglar in self-defense
  • A security guard is shot during a botched holdup of a…

 

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LAWSCAPE
 

How Much Money Could Your State Make by Legalizing Cannabis?

How does $3,098,866,907 sound? That’s how much tax revenue could be collected if all 50 states legalized and imposed their normal state sales tax plus a modest…

 

 

 

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BUSINESS & FINANCE
 

Retail Outsells Medical Cannabis

In July, sales of retail marijuana in Colorado finally overtook sales of medical marijuana. Here’s a month-by-month breakdown starting in January when retail sales became legal in…

 

 

 

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Marijuana Law v. Policy, Part 3: How the Feds Have Applied the Cole Memo

By Glenn Demby  bio

For a while at least, The Cole Memo seemed to have ushered in a new period of calm. But after 14+ months of dormancy, the federal enforcement volcano has erupted again. California is at the epicenter. On Oct. 16, James Cole told the LA Times that the…

 
 
 

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MARIJUANA IN THE WORKPLACE

Revising a Zero Tolerance Drug Policy for Medical Marijuana

It seems like every employer in America has adopted a zero tolerance drug policy. That includes you if you happen to be running a state-licensed medical marijuana business.
Question: What should employers do if they’re in one of the states that have legalized medical cannabis?
Answer: They must…

 

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