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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medical marijuana to deal with the effects of a car accident, but when a drug test came back positive, the nursing home rescinded her job offer anyway.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 …

With Pot Shops Opening Soon, Massachusetts Warns of Dangers of Driving High

In anticipation of the first recreational marijuana stores opening within Massachusetts in the coming weeks, state officials Wednesday stepped up warnings to motorists about the risks of driving while stoned. A new public education and enforcement campaign announced by Republican …

Iowa Medical Marijuana Industry Says Future Remains Hazy

Serious questions linger about the fate of medical marijuana in Iowa as Republican lawmakers find themselves considering an eleventh-hour deal that would expand the program to more patients. The state’s sole manufacturer of medical cannabis oil worries that, once sales …

Montana Marijuana Providers Await Testing Requirement Details

When Tyler Smith was diagnosed with testicular cancer, medical marijuana didn’t feel like a valid option. He took opioids to manage the pain of nine months of chemotherapy. To balance the side effects, he took anti-nausea medication. When he stopped …

Tiger Woods Had Marijuana, Painkillers in System at DUI Arrest

Tiger Woods had the active ingredient for marijuana, two painkillers and two sleep drugs in his system when he was arrested on a DUI charge earlier this year, a report released Tuesday by prosecutors said. Police in Jupiter, Florida, released …

Massachusetts Plans Crackdown on Marijuana-Impaired Drivers

Massachusetts officials promised a crackdown Thursday on marijuana-impaired driving as the state prepared for full implementation of the voter-approved law legalizing adult use of recreational pot. State police said they were increasing the number of officers with special training in …

Montana Man Challenges State Standard for DUI Marijuana

A Billings, Montana, man charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence of marijuana is challenging the state standard at which a person is considered to be under the influence. Public defender Gregory Paskell says the THC blood level set …

Pot-Positive Drivers Rise as Alcohol-Positive Drivers Decline

In just seven years, the number of marijuana-positive drivers increased 50 percent, according to the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey of Alcohol & Drug Use by Drivers. On the flip side, the percentage of alcohol-positive drivers decreased 77 percent between 1973 …

Florida Legislature Can’t Agree on Medical Marijuana

Rules to enact Florida’s medical marijuana amendment went up in smoke on Friday after the Legislature failed to pass a bill. The House and Senate agreed on most key parts of a bill putting rules in place for Amendment 2. …