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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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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DECRIMINALIZATION

The New Marijuana Map

The November 4 elections changed the landscape of marijuana legalization. Here’s a visual rundown of…

 
 
 
 
 

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COURT CASES

Novel Lawsuit Claims Mandatory Drug Testing of Pain Patients Is Unconstitutional

In December 2013, the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana told physicians to make patients who take opioid pain medications agree to mandatory drug testing at least once a year. Physicians who failed to get patients to sign the “Treatment Agreement” risked losing their license. In January, the ACLU filed a class action lawsuit against the Board on behalf of pain patients.
What It Means: Mandatory drug testing of patients taking high doses of drugs containing opioids is fairly common for private medical practices and pain management clinics. What makes this case different…

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