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Oklahoma Supreme Court to Consider Marijuana Legalization Question

The Oklahoma Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to consider whether a question on legalizing recreational use of marijuana should appear on the ballot in November. Oklahomans for Sensible Marijuana Laws gathered enough signatures to qualify State Question 820 for a …

California Oks Bill Protecting Workers Who Use Marijuana at Home

California could soon become the seventh state to make sure people won’t lose their jobs if they smoke marijuana when they’re off the clock. State lawmakers this week passed a bill that would stop companies from punishing workers who fail …

Takeaways from Our Conversation with a Cannabis Investing Pro

Cannabis sales continue to rise, and states continue to legalize it. There may be a few clouds in the cannabis industry forecast, which have some specialty brokers dealing with these challenges. But overall, the outlook for cannabis is upbeat. Sales …

Takeaways from Our Conversation with a Cannabis Business Plaintiff’s Attorney

Michael Sampson probably hasn’t built a rabid fanbase of followers among insurers and insurance attorneys, but his perspectives on loopholes in coverages and bad faith claims might pique their interest. And what Sampson has built is a reputation as subject …

US Supreme Court Declines to Review Minnesota Ruling on Marijuana Use in Workers’ Comp

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review a pair of decisions by the Minnesota Supreme Court that held employers cannot be required to reimburse workers for marijuana used to treat on-the-job injuries because the substance is illegal under …

Bus Driver Who Blacked Out Says He Didn’t Know Gummy Candies Included THC

A commercial bus driver in Connecticut has been charged with 38 counts of reckless endangerment after blacking out behind the steering wheel while snacking on gummies he says he didn’t know were infused with the cannabis ingredient THC. Jinhuan Chen …

Recreational Marijuana Validated for Ballot in South Dakota

South Dakota voters are set to vote again on whether they want recreational marijuana legalized for adults after the secretary of state on Wednesday validated the initiated measure for the November ballot. Secretary of State Steve Barnett announced that a …

Workers’ Comp Claims from 10 Years of Legal Cannabis in Colorado Reveal a Boring Trend

Data on injured workers from the nation’s most mature adult-use cannabis market is pretty boring. No excessive claims resulting from injuries suffered by stoned forklift drivers, high cultivators, or even dispensary workers who were hurt during a robbery. How about …

Armored Car Company Settles California Suit over $1 M Pot Sale Seizures

An armored car company has settled its lawsuit that accused the San Bernardino County sheriff of illegally seizing over $1 million in cash it was transporting from medical marijuana businesses in California. The settlement for no financial compensation allows Empyreal …

Takeaways from Our Conversation on ESG Risks in Cannabis

Environmental, social and governance may have rightly taken a backseat to Russia’s war on Ukraine, but it’s still a big part of the world nowadays. The concept of being environmentally friendly and socially conscious in the corporate cannabis world is …