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Cannabis Drug Testing Partial Cause for U.S. Truck Driver Shortage

The number of truck drivers is currently in decline due, partially because of strict rules on cannabis consumption and drug testing.

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U.K. Caregiver Spared Jail Sentence After Cancer Patients Defend Him

A British patient, father, and caregiver faced a decade and a half jail sentence until his caregiving network defended him.

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Canadian Senator Admits He Takes Psilocybin for Depression

Seventy-four-year-old Senator Larry Campbell’s wife secretly microdosed him by spiking his coffee with psilocybin.

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Massachusetts House Approves Bill To Amend Cannabis Laws

The Massachusetts House of Representatives voted 153-2 on Wednesday to approve a bill to make several changes to the state’s cannabis laws.

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Brazilian Presidential Candidates Duck and Cover on Recreational Cannabis Reform

The topic of cannabis reform has become an issue in the pending 2022 elections—but nobody is willing to back anything other than medical reform.

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Canna Law Blog

California Cannabis Workers: Independent Contractor Exceptions

California deems nearly all kinds of workers employees. There are, however, some important circumstances where workers may be classified as contractors. In my first post of this series, “Classifying California Cannabis Workers,” I explained the basics of employee versus independent contractor classification. Today, I look at some of the key independent contractor exceptions for California

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Federal Cannabis Legislation Roundup: Part 2

There are tons of new proposals for federal cannabis legislation in Congress. We wanted to make things easy and clarify what they would do. This post covers the SAFE Banking Act, the Medical Marijuana Research Act, the Cannabidiol and Marihuana Research Expansion Act, and the Hemp Advancement Act. Part one in this series covered the

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Choosing the Right Entity for a Cannabis Business: Corporations

One of the most important decisions a new cannabis business can make is the form of entity it will use. In fact, one of the first questions businesses ask is whether the right entity for a cannabis business is a limited liability company (LLC), corporation, or something else. Like basically every other legal analysis, the

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Fire Season is Coming, Again

Last summer, I wrote a post called “Fire Season is Coming.” Given the massive expected California droughts, it’s pretty safe to assume that fire season is coming, again. Today, I want to recap some of the issues that we’re likely to see in the coming months. As we learned in prior fire seasons, the cannabis

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How Cannabis Businesses Succeed

We work with many large cannabis businesses and many small ones too. It’s fun to talk up the bigger fish, but I have a soft spot for the little guys. I really enjoy small business at the end of the day. I like seeing financial statements of disciplined, privately held companies doing maybe $5m to

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Medical Marijuana 411

Cornell University study shows a decline in prescription medicines in US states with legal adult-use cannabis

A Cornell University research program, reviewing Medicaid patient data over the past decade in 10 states and Washington DC where recreational marijuana has been legalized, has found that drug prescriptions for anxiety, sleep, pain and seizures have fallen as a result of cannabis legalization, going beyond the findings of similar studies about the impact of cannabis on prescription medicine usage.

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Have you herd? Federally funded study finds CBD diet reduces stress in cattle

Feeding cattle high-CBD industrial hemp can help reduce stress and potentially boost health, according to a new study.

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Amazon Marijuana Policy Change Marks Evolving Corporate Sentiment

The Amazon marijuana policy change means employees do not have to fear firing for marijuana use and the company now supports legalization.

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Washington “Joints for Jabs” Campaign Offers Marijuana To Promote Vaccinations

The state of Washington's new "Joints for Jabs" campaign offers free marijuana joints to promote vaccinations.

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NFL Marijuana Testing Drastically Scaled Back Under New CBA

In an effort to grant its players more freedom, NFL marijuana testing policy will be drastically altered under the updated CBA.

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