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Courts in N.Y., N.H. Rule Workers’ Comp Should Cover Marijuana Costs for Injured Workers

Courts in New York and New Hampshire have joined jurists in New Jersey in ruling that the cost of medical marijuana should be covered by state workers’ compensation systems. The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a decision by …

School District Fires Marine Vet Over Medical Marijuana Use

OCALA, Fla. — A Florida high school dean has been fired after he tested positive for marijuana, even though it had been prescribed for him by a doctor to treat post-traumatic stress disorder he incurred in the Marines. The Marion …

Medical Pot on Campus: Colleges Say No and Face Lawsuits

HARTFORD, Conn. — Colleges are becoming a battleground in the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws as students who use medical pot challenge decades-old campus drug policies. In states where medical marijuana is legal, students disciplined for using it …

Florida Medical Marijuana Cap and Regulations Ruled Unconstitutional

A Florida appellate court ruled that the state’s approach to regulating marijuana is unconstitutional, possibly allowing more providers to jump into a market positioned to become one of the country’s most lucrative. If the ruling stands, it could force state …

Texas Push to Decriminalize Pot Falters Despite GOP Support

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ tough stance on marijuana as the drug becomes increasingly legal elsewhere in the U.S. has grounded a bipartisan push in the state to decriminalize minor offenses _ a change the Texas GOP platform has come around …

New Hampshire Supreme Court Rules Board Wrong to Deny Workers’ Comp for Medical Pot

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled that a labor appeals board was wrong to determine that workers’ compensation insurance can’t reimburse an employee for the cost of medical marijuana. The court found that under the state’s medical marijuana law, …

Michigan Court Upholds Dismissal of Job Offer Case Alleging Marijuana Bias

A Michigan Court of Appeals ruling could reinforce zero-tolerance workplace rules for marijuana even in cases in which a person has a medical marijuana card. The Detroit Free Press reports Tuesday’s ruling came in a lawsuit brought by Angela Eplee …

North Dakota Bills Aim to Improve Medical Marijuana Access

As North Dakota’s Health Department enters the final stages of implementing a statewide distribution system for medical marijuana, state lawmakers are considering proposals that would make it easier for patients to get doctor approval for the drug. Medical marijuana advocates …

Study Finds Chronic Pain Drives Patients to Use Medical Marijuana

As of 2018, 33 states and the District of Columbia have approved the medical use of cannabis, while 10 states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Despite this fact, at the federal level, marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug under …

South Carolina Lawmakers Try Again With New Medical Marijuana Bill

South Carolina lawmakers are once again introducing legislation to legalize marijuana for treatment of critically ill patients in the state, making another go at a debate that has gradually made progress in this deeply red state in recent years. Sen. …