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School Won’t Allow Cannabis-Based Nasal Spray, So Teen With Epilepsy Pleads Case at Colorado Capitol

A state lawmaker is taking up the fight of a Douglas County teenager whose school district, he says, is discriminating against him. Sen. Chris Holbert shared Ben Wann’s story on the Senate floor. The teen has epilepsy. If he has a seizure, the only drug that could save his life is a cannabis-based nasal spray. …

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Hot Box the House: Inside the Marijuana Bills Congress Will Debate This Week

Committee hearing will cover six bills that deal with legalization, cannabis research, and medical marijuana. On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing centered around six pieces of marijuana legislation, including two bills that would legalize marijuana on a federal level. A briefing memo for the hearing, obtained by …

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Colorado Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Protect Employees Who Use Pot Off The Clock

Two lawmakers in Colorado are pushing for passage of a law that would protect employees in the state from being fired for their use of pot off the job. The measure, House Bill 20-1089, was introduced by Democratic Rep. Jevon Melton of Aurora. If passed, the bill would prohibit employers “from terminating an employee for …

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Study Finds Long-Term Heavy Cannabis Use May Impair Driving

Long-term, heavy cannabis use might be making adults bad drivers. Especially, according to a new study in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, if drivers started consuming cannabis in their early teens. Researchers studying the impacts of recreational cannabis consumption on cognitive function say bad driving behaviors like speeding, ignoring traffic signals, and getting into accidents could …

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Workers Will Vote Today On Joining Illinois’ First Cannabis Union

Organized labor in the Illinois cannabis world could enter into a new era today. In Joliet, 100 employees at Cresco Labs will vote on whether they will join the United Food and Commercial Workers. Should the yeses outnumber the nos, they will be the first workplace in the state to organize.  Legal recreational cannabis sales …

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Despite Support, Recreational Marijuana Will Not Appear on Florida Ballot

Voters in Florida will have to wait at least two more years before they get the opportunity to decide whether the state should legalize pot.  Make it Legal Florida, the group that spearheaded the campaign to get the proposed amendment on the 2020 ballot, said this week that it is tabling the effort, with an …

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Weediatrics : Documenting the Impact of Federal Cannabis Prohibition on Kids & Their Families

CANNABIS CULTURE –In 2020, cannabis will still be considered a Schedule I drug in America despite local legalization in over half of all U.S. states. The federal government still prohibits its medical use due to their firm stance on cannabis: the plant and its properties contain no medical benefit, and worse, is prone to abuse. …

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Why U.S. Cannabis Researchers Have Had to Resort to Importing Pot From Canada and the Netherlands

Progress on cannabis medical research has stalled in the U.S. One of the top advocates for allowing U.S. companies to grow cannabis for research purposes has imported a batch from the Netherlands, saying he had no choice because of the lack of progress at home. California-based Biopharmaceutical Research Co., founded by former Navy SEAL George …

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