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Despite Concerns, Utah Medical Pot Legislation Changes Approved

Lawmakers in conservative Utah passed sweeping changes Monday to a new voter-approved medical marijuana ballot measure under a planned compromise that secured the support of the influential Mormon church but sparked a backlash from advocates. Supporters of the compromise cheered …

Oklahoma Ruling Could Impact Workers’ Comp Cases Involving Med Pot

A recent Oklahoma court ruling that permits an injured worker to receive compensation benefits with a positive drug test could set a precedent for such cases at a time when medical marijuana may soon be widely available in the state. …

A Year in Review: The Highs and Lows of the Cannabis Industry in 2018

The cannabis industry was full of activity in 2018. By October, thirty states had legalized the use of cannabis products for medicinal purposes, with nine states legalizing recreational use. Although the sale and use of cannabis products have remained a …

Ohio to Consider Medical Pot for Opioid Addiction

An Ohio physician and medial professor believes medical cannabis should be used to treat opioid addiction in a state that saw a record number of overdose deaths last year. Dr. F. Stuart Leeds has been preparing data and research to …

Voters Will Consider Recreational, Medical Marijuana Initiatives

Nine states have legalized marijuana for so-called recreational use since 2012, including eight at the ballot box. Thirty-one states have authorized the drug for medical purposes. Four states have marijuana ballot questions this fall. Here’s a look at them: MICHIGAN …

New Rulings on Medical Marijuana Use Favor Workers

Healthcare worker Katelin Noffsinger told a potential employer that she took medical marijuana to deal with the effects of a car accident, but when a drug test came back positive, the nursing home rescinded her job offer anyway. A federal …

California Marijuana Products Failing Safety Tests

Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do with unrealistic standards …

Oklahoma’s Proposed Medical Pot Rules Detail Doctor, Patient Parameters

A few things would be banned under proposed emergency rules to regulate medical marijuana in Oklahoma, including dispensaries near schools, indoor smoking in public places and psychoactive gummy bears. Oklahomans voted to legalize medical marijuana Tuesday via State Question 788, …

Pain Medicine Group Cancels Marijuana Training for Doctors

A national medical group Thursday abruptly canceled its plans to train doctors about marijuana for pain relief after a federal agency pulled its funding. The episode highlights an ongoing conflict between federal and state laws on marijuana. The American Academy …

Federal Regulations on Marijuana Could Be Eased

President Donald Trump said Friday that he was inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation’s legal landscape for pot users and businesses. The federal …