Federal Court Rules In Favor Of Worker Rejected For Medical Marijuana Use

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A Connecticut woman’s rights under that state’s medical marijuana law were violated when a company refused to hire her on the basis of her legal cannabis use, and a lawsuit seeking damages against her would-be employer may proceed, a federal judge ruled. In 2016, Katelin Noffsinger filed suit against Bride Brook Health and Rehabilitation Center, a federal contractor, after a … Read More

Legal Marijuana Access Disrupts The Illicit Market, Study Finds

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Another study has found that people really prefer to buy their marijuana from legal sources, even if it is somewhat more expensive than illicit alternatives. A behavioral economics analysis published in the journal Addiction offers more evidence that legalizing and regulating cannabis sales can “disrupt and potentially reduce illegal purchases.” The idea that people would ditch the illicit market when … Read More

Brett Kavanaugh Accepts Cory Booker’s Recommendation To Read Drug War Book

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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he’ll take a Democratic senator up on a recommendation to read a book about the racially disproportionate impact of the war on drugs. During a more lighthearted exchange on Thursday night between Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)—one of the nominee’s fiercest critics during confirmation hearings this week—and Kavanaugh, the senator questioned the federal judge’s … Read More

Top Trump Health Official Signals Support For Marijuana Decriminalization

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The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appeared to signal his support for marijuana decriminalization on Friday. Appearing on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb discussed the agency’s support for scientific research into cannabis, shared thoughts about recreational marijuana use and offered his perspective on the state of federal marijuana laws. Gottlieb started the interview by … Read More

A Top House Republican Questions Jeff Sessions’s Anti-Marijuana Moves

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A top Republican leader in Congress is questioning U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s decision to rescind protections for local marijuana laws and says that letting states implement legalization means “we get to see the laboratories of democracy at work.” The new comments from the fourth highest ranking GOP lawmaker in the House represent a big shift for Congresswoman Cathy McMorris … Read More