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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RETAIL LICENSING

Colorado Adopts New Rules for Retail Licensing

New recreational cannabis rules took effect on Oct. 31. Highlights:…

 
 
 
 
 
 

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CANNABIS IN THE

Employees Fired for Medical Cannabis Get Unemployment Benefits

Although they didn’t know one other, Rick Braska, Stephen Kudzia and Jenine Kemp had a lot in common. All 3 were registered patients in the …

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LAW ENFORCEMENT

Arizona Court: OK to Convict Cannabis Patient for DUI

Police pulled over and arrested a medical cannabis patient for DUI. Tests at the time of arrest showed that his blood contained …

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CANNABLOG

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal: Unlikely Cannabis Champion

By Glenn Demby  bio
It takes some degree of courage for a Governor to support medical marijuana legislation.
It takes principles and gumption for a Governor to actually get out ahead and lead the fight for medical marijuana legislation…

 

 

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CANNABLOG

All Eyes on Colorado Case about Firing for Off-Site Cannabis Use

By Glenn Demby  bio
In yesterday’s entry, I went over the current rules governing termination of an employee under a zero-tolerance drug policy for use of lawful medical cannabis. By current rules, I mean the actual court cases that have so far addressed this issue.
What I forgot to mention is that there’s another case pending in Colorado that has the potential to blow things wide open and rewrite the rules as we now know them…

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LAW ENFORCEMENT

FBI Considers Loosening Restrictions on Hiring Marijuana Users

May 20, 2014: The FBI is finding its longstanding hiring policy those-who-smoked-pot-in-the-last-three-years-need-not…

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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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