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Mass. Holds the Line on Reimbursement for Marijuana, but Some States Pushing Further

Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Tuesday that a workers’ compensation insurer cannot be required to reimburse a claimant for the cost of marijuana he used to curb chronic pain from a workplace accident, as long as the substance remains illegal under …

Election Could Stoke US Marijuana Market, Sway Congress

Voters in four states from different regions of the country could embrace broad legal marijuana sales on Election Day, and a sweep would highlight how public acceptance of cannabis is cutting across geography, demographics and the nation’s deep political divide. …

Mother Sues Hospital For Test That Led To Child Abuse Probe

A mother is suing a Pittsburgh hospital after she says it collected and drug tested her urine without her consent and reported a false positive result to child protective services, launching a child abuse investigation. This is the second such …

Unwitting Insurers May Be Subsidizing Marijuana Grow Houses

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — While California has a $1.4 billion legal marijuana market, a black market of perhaps equal size is thriving. Some enterprising growers are working on ways to get home insurers to cover their capital costs. A presentation …

California Considers Calling THC in Pot a Risk to Moms-To-Be

LOS ANGELES — More than three years after California voters broadly legalized marijuana, a state panel is considering if its potent, high-inducing chemical _ THC _ should be declared a risk to pregnant women and require warnings. Studies have indicated …

Vaping-Lung Deaths Rise Again as Culprit Remains Elusive

The number of people killed or sickened by lung injuries linked to vaping increased again in the past week, with public-health officials still unable to clearly identify the root cause of a nationwide outbreak. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control …

How Much Pot in that Brownie? Chocolate Can Throw Off Tests

How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren’t always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why. In states where marijuana is legal, pot comes in cookies, mints, …

FDA Targets Curaleaf in Crackdown on CBD Marketing

The most valuable marijuana company in the U.S. is under fire for how it’s marketing and selling CBD, the trendy cannabis extract now sold at national retailers. The Food and Drug Administration sent Curaleaf Holdings Inc. President Joseph Lusardi a …

California Court: Marijuana OK in Prison, but not for Use

SACRAMENTO, Calif.– A California appeals court says it’s legal to have small amounts of marijuana in prison — so long as inmates don’t inhale. The 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled that California voters legalized recreational possession of less than …

Workers’ Comp Claims in Colorado’s Cannabis Industry Not as High as You Think

It’s a safe bet that there are a number of those among us who envision workers in the marijuana industry as mostly a bunch of mellow bud-blazers haphazardly performing the daily tasks of trimming, potting, transporting or selling cannabis. Those …