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Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:35:40 -0800

Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:10:02 GMT


Canada: Column: I Was Fired For Using Medical Marijuana. What Are My

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 16 Jan 2017 - THE QUESTION I did not inform my employer during a job interview that I used prescribed medical marijuana, but did ask our crew leader during my second shift if I could use it to combat pain I was feeling from walking all day (because of torn labrum in both hips). I explained that there is no THC in this marijuana - CBD only - so essentially it's impossible to be "high" or intoxicated. She was more than okay with me using the medicine, but after my second day on the job, her boss sent me a text message terminating my employment. What are, or were, my rights in this situation?

US PA: Could Jeff Sessions As Attorney General Hurt Medical

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Morning Call, 18 Jan 2017 - [photo] It's been reported that President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as his attorney general pick. Sessions has been a vocal opponent of the marijuana industry. (Scott Olson/ AP) President-elect Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to nominate Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions -- a vocal opponent of marijuana legalization - -- to be the country's next attorney general has many in the young but growing legalized marijuana industry deeply concerned.

US KY: I've Seen Opioid Crisis As A Cop. Living It As A Patient Is

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Lexington Herald-Leader, 17 Jan 2017 - A year ago, I woke in the night with pain so severe I was crying before I was fully aware what was going on. A 50-year-old cop sobbed like a child in the dark. It was a ruptured disc and related nerve damage. Within a couple of months, it became so severe that I could no longer walk or stand. An MRI later, my surgeon soothingly told me it would all be OK. A nurse practitioner handed me a prescription for painkillers -- 180 tablets, 90 each of oxycodone and hydrocodone. I already knew how easily opioid addiction could destroy a life. I'd arrested addicts and helped people suffering from substance abuse. So as soon as I could, I weaned myself off the medication. Still, I fell into the trap when my pain returned months later, and I started taking the pills again.

US PA: Valley Group To Compete For State Pot License

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Daily Item, 17 Jan 2017 - A group of Northumberland County-based entrepreneurs hope to weed out the competition and get one of the two available licenses for operating a medical marijuana dispensary in the Valley. The main principals of Medical Marijuana Corp. are William E. Rosini, president of Rosini Enterprises, and Shannon D. Rosini, both of Paxinos; Annette Rosini MacLachlan, a former county resident now living in West Chester; Stephen Jacobs, of Shamokin and Christopher Walters, of Mount Carmel.

US FL: Florida Health Officials Begin Medical Marijuana Rules

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Sun-Sentinel, 17 Jan 2017 - Caption Davie imposes temporary moratorium on medical marijuana centers Florida health officials have started the rules-making process that will expand those eligible to receive medical marijuana. The Department of Health on Tuesday published the proposed rules and announced that public hearings will be held in five cities Feb. 6-9.

US PA: Legal Pot Grower Looks To The Poconos For Growing Facility

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 17 Jan 2017 - A California company hopes to grow medical marijuana in Pocono Township. The company, CannaMed of Thousand Oaks, has asked the Monroe County township's Board of Supervisors to clarify its zoning definitions to allow it to start up a processing operation, reported.

CN MB: Cannabis Users Voice Highs, Lows Of Report

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 16 Jan 2017 - A local marijuana advocate is compiling criticism against Ottawa's task force report on legalization in order to make sure Manitoba's cannabis community "has a voice." Steven Stairs, a medical marijuana user and grower who helps organize Winnipeg's 420 rallies, said he reached out to Kildonan MLA Nicholas Curry to talk about the highs and lows of the report.

CN AB: Pot Policy In The Works

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 16 Jan 2017 - Local businesses concerned over medical marijuana in the workplace Edmonton's Chamber of Commerce is developing a policy to deal with medical marijuana in the workplace as concerns mount among employers and workers.

CN BC: Shades Of Grey In The Green

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Penticton Western, 13 Jan 2017 - A new marijuana dispensary will soon be joining the two permitted operations in Penticton. "We've retained legal counsel and we are going to open our doors," said Robert Jaenicke, manager of the Okanagan Cannabis Solutions Society outlets. He plans to open his doors on Jan. 16, even without a permit from the city.