CANNABLOG

First Cannabis Business Certification Program offered in New York City

By Catherine Jones  bio
A six-hour certification on “How to Open a Cannabis Business” is being presented at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition at the Javits Center in New York, NY on Wednesday, June 17 as part of a dedicated day of education for the leading event on the East Coast for the legalized and medical marijuana industry…

 

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WORKPLACE SAFETY

How to Comply with Chemical Safety Rules—the MSDS

The cultivation, processing and handling of marijuana involves exposure to dangerous chemicals and makes you potentially liable for penalties under federal workplace safety laws, including…

 
 
 

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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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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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Michigan Court: Employees Fired for Medical Cannabis Get Unemployment Benefits

By Glenn Demby  bio

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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CANNABIS IN THE WORKPLACE

No Unemployment Benefits for Employee Who Violates No-Drug Policy

In Washington, you can’t get unemployment benefits if you’re fired for violating a “reasonable” company rule that you’re aware of. A meat cutter fired for bringing cannabis-infused candy to work claimed…

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BILLS & BALLOTS

Time Runs Out on Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Bill

The Republican controlled state Senate voted 43 to 7 to legalize medical cannabis. But, as expected, the House killed the bill by…

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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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SCORECARD

Is Firing Employees for Medical Marijuana Discrimination?

All 7 of the courts that have confronted this issue in the past decade have ruled that employers can enforce zero tolerance drug policies to fire employees for lawful use of medical marijuana. Here’s the rundown:
2013: COLORADO (Federal Court)
What Happened: Brewery employee with hepatitis C, fired after testing positive for marijuana, claims use was legal under Colorado medical marijuana law and that he never used or was high at work.
Ruling: Federal court says…

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CANNABLOG

State of the State: The Connecticut Medical Cannabis Program

By Glenn Demby  bio
After nearly 2 years of implementation, on Sept. 21 it became officially legal to sell medical cannabis in Connecticut. Here’s an overview of the Connecticut medical cannabis program…

 

 

 

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