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California OKs Bill to Protect Workers who Use Pot at Home

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could soon become the seventh state to make sure people won’t lose their jobs if they smoke marijuana when they are off the clock. State lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill that would stop companies …

US Supreme Court Declines to Review Minn. Ruling on Marijuana Use in Workers Comp

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review a pair of decisions by the Minnesota Supreme Court that held employers cannot be required to reimburse workers for marijuana used to treat on-the-job injuries because the substance is illegal under …

Bus Driver Says he Didn’t Know his Gummy Snacks Included THC

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A commercial bus driver has been charged with 38 counts of reckless endangerment after blacking out behind the steering wheel while snacking on gummies he says he didn’t know were infused with THC. Jinhuan Chen appeared …

Insurers Laud Infrastructure Bill’s Nod to Marijuana Impairment Research

The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that became law last week earmarks billions for projects to improve safety for cars and trucks and protect properties from floods and wildfires. But one of the provisions most welcomed by insurers doesn’t appropriate any …

Marijuana Waxes as Opioids Wane in Workers’ Comp

Workers’ compensation insurers have slashed spending on opioids, reducing the risk of addiction and delayed recovery, but now they are under increasing pressure to reimburse injured workers for a new kind of elixir. Six states now allow or require insurers …

Pot Producers Are Pushing to Clamp Down on Delta-8 THC

A little-known substance derived from hemp is flying off the shelves of U.S. gas stations and smoke shops, offering users a cheap and convenient high even in states where marijuana isn’t legal. But large cannabis producers are now pushing to …

Cannabis Boom Creates Fears of Increasing Illicit Trade

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — On a sunny spring day in Southern Oregon’s Illinois Valley, Mason Walker is showing off rows of neatly planted marijuana. “We have a permanent trellising system that’s installed almost in a vineyard style,” Walker, co-owner …

Pot Sellers, Shunned by Banks, Stash Cash; a ‘Recipe for Disaster’

The U.S. cannabis business has a very particular cashflow problem — too much of it. Marijuana can be sold legally in 36 U.S. states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) for medical use and in 15 of them and in …

N.J. Supreme Upholds Order to Reimburse Work Comp Claimant for Marijuana

The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a construction company to reimburse a workers’ compensation claimant for marijuana that was prescribed to relieve his back pain caused by a work injury. The high court rejected M&K Construction’s argument that …

California County to Pay $10M After Shooting, Paralyzing Man

SAN FRANCISCO — A Northern California county has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to settle a lawsuit by a Silicon Valley software engineer who was having a mental health crisis when a deputy shot him, paralyzing him from the …