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N.J. Worker Fired for Medical Marijuana Use Can Pursue Disability Discrimination Claim

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that an employee can pursue a disability discrimination claim under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) after being fired due to his legal use of medical marijuana outside of work. This decision …

Global Cannabis Revenue Pushed by Sales Doubling in Some U.S. States

The green rush in the global cannabis market continued in 2019, with sales doubling in seven U.S. states as well as Canada, and you can expect that trend to continue this year, a report out on Thursday shows. The report …

Oklahoma High Court: Cities May Regulate Medical Marijuana

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that cities may approve some regulations of the medical marijuana industry. The court has dismissed an appeal by the city of Broken Arrow in a case filed by marijuana grower Austin Miller. Miller said …

The Lowdown: Cannabis 101 in 300 Minutes or Less

On October 17th, the Insurance Journal hosted a virtual, 6 hour, live summit on insuring the cannabis industry. With 2,300 pre-registrants, an additional 200 joined in as the day progressed. These viewers represented over 1,230 companies, 41 countries and 50 …

Students Sue Colleges for Saying No to Medical Cannabis

Colleges are becoming a battleground in the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws as students who use medical pot challenge decades-old campus drug policies. In states where medical marijuana is legal, students disciplined for using it are taking their …

5,000 And Counting in Louisiana’s Medical Marijuana Program

Two weeks after Louisiana patients began receiving medical marijuana, the program is humming along without supply disruption and with thousands of people receiving the drug for medical use, regulatory officials and the head of one growing operation said Monday. John …

Utah Medical Marijuana Program Getting on Track, 8 Growers Picked

Utah chose eight companies to legally grow medical cannabis for the first time in the conservative state, though the decision to award a smaller number of licenses raised concerns among advocates about whether supply would be robust enough. The state’s …

Viewpoint: Why Medical Marijuana Laws Are Not a Gateway to Adult Use Legislation

The 2018-2019 legislative sessions of Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania have all but ended without the passage of adult use cannabis legislation. This was especially surprising in New York and New Jersey, where adult use legislation reportedly failed …

Study Debunks Theory That Legalized Marijuana Helps Prevent Opioid Deaths

A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths, challenging a favorite talking point of legal pot advocates. Researchers repeated an analysis that sparked excitement years ago. The previous work linked medical marijuana …

Some Claims of Medical Cannabis Lack Scientific Evidence

Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific backing. At least 1.4 million Americans are …