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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:59:22 -0800

Last Build Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:10:02 GMT

 



US MI: You Can Be Fired For Medical Marijuana. Advocates Want That To

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Detroit Free Press, 13 Nov 2017 - Can you be fired in Michigan for using medical marijuana? Joseph Casias injured his knee at the Battle Creek Wal-Mart where he worked in 2009. Per company policy, he took a drug test. It came back positive.



US MI: Editorial: Vote No On 2 Detroit Medical Marijuana Ballot

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Detroit Free Press, 02 Nov 2017 - Nine years after Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved an initiative that permits doctors to prescribe marijuana for therapeutic purposes, state and local lawmakers are still struggling to design a regulatory scheme that balances the interests of patients, providers and residents. Earlier this year, Michigan legislators finally adopted a new regime that establishes distinct licensing criteria for growing, processing, testing, transporting and distributing the drug, which is still forbidden by federal law, and dividing the tax revenues generated by those activities between the state and local governments.



US MA: Cannabis Exposition Comes To Boston And No, That Smell Is Not

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 05 Oct 2017 - Organizers of the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition say they expect more than 2,000 people at the event Thursday and Friday at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston. It's the first time this particular exposition has come to town. The organizers also held events this year in New York and Los Angeles.



US MI: State Says Growers, Processers, Sellers Of Pot Can Be In Same

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Detroit Free Press, 21 Sep 2017 - The medical marijuana business is expected to explode next year when the state begins to hand out licenses, and rules released Thursday by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs could prove to be even more profitable for some budding marijuana entrepreneurs. LARA said in an advisory that one person could apply for three of the licenses -- grower, processor and dispensary -- and locate all of those businesses in one facility.



US MA: Marijuana Rally On Boston Common Features Vendors, Music, And

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 16 Sep 2017 - The Boston Freedom Rally was on Boston Common on Saturday. Thousands of people are expected to flock to Boston Common this weekend for the 28th annual Boston Freedom Rally - the first time the marijuana festival has been held since voters approved a ballot referendum last November legalizing the drug for recreational use.



US MI: Detroit Voters To Decide On 2 Marijuana Proposals In November

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Detroit Free Press, 15 Sep 2017 - Two initiatives that would amend Detroit's medical marijuana ordinance to allow dispensaries to open near liquor stores, and grow facilities to operate legally, will appear on the November ballot, after a Wayne County circuit judge's ruling earlier this week. If approved by voters in November, the changes could have a wide-reaching impact on the city's budding marijuana industry.



US MA: Question 4 Opponents Will Have Majority On Cannabis Commission

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 01 Sep 2017 - BOSTON -- Marijuana legalization opponents will outnumber supporters four to one on the new commission that will spearhead the state's efforts to get a legal marijuana industry up and running by next summer and then regulate the newly legal market. Attorney General Maura Healey on Friday appointed Britte McBride, a lawyer with experience working for the attorney general's office, the state Senate and the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, to the newly minted Cannabis Control Commission, and joined Gov. Charlie Baker and Treasurer Deborah Goldberg in agreeing on two picks to round out the five-person panel.



US MI: Communities Dilemma: Yes Or No To Medical Marijuana Businesses

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Detroit Free Press, 21 Aug 2017 - To weed or not to weed? That is the question for Michigan's communities. As the state board that will regulate Michigan's new medical marijuana law begins to craft the rules that will govern the multimillion dollar industry, the state's cities, townships and villages must decide whether they want in or out.



US MA: White House Anti-Drug Office Asks Massachusetts For Medical

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 25 Aug 2017 - An arm of the White House's anti-drug office has asked Massachusetts and several other states where medical marijuana is legal to turn over information about their registered patients, triggering a debate over privacy rights and whether state officials should cooperate with a federal administration that appears hostile to the drug. Dale Quigley, deputy coordinator of the National Marijuana Initiative, or NMI, has asked Massachusetts health officials for demographic data on the age, gender, and medical condition of the state's approximately 40,000 registered medical marijuana patients. Quigley is a former police officer in Colorado with a long history of speaking out against legalization.