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Federal judge says those he places on probation can’t use medical marijuana – PennLive
WILLIAMSPORT – A federal judge has made it clear those he places on probation may not use medical marijuana.
The benefit of medical marijuana is still a work in progress scientifically, U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann said Wednesday.
It might take years of study before medical professionals say it is beneficial, he said. If that occurs, he said he could change his mind on whether to approve its use.
He made his comments during the sentencing of Alyssa Howe, 31, of Bloomsburg, on a charge of misappropriation of postal funds. read more
Hawaii Legislature Considers Protecting Employees Who Use Medical Cannabis
This past January, Hawaii Senators Rosalyn Baker (D) and Brian Taniguchi (D) introduced Senate Bill 2543, a bill that would grant employment protection to employees who use cannabis. Although the bill was introduced months ago, it is still making its way through the legislature.
According to the wording of the bill, employers in Hawaii could lose monetary or licensing benefits if they fail to protect employees who use medical cannabis. Discrimination against patients when hiring, firing, or making any changes to employment would be prohibited. Discrimination will not be allowed against medical cannabis card holders or those who test positive for medical cannabis and are legally allowed to take it. The one exception will be for “potentially dangerous occupations,” which at this time are not clearly defined in the bill. read more
Reasons to love Penguin CBD Oil – Discover Magazine
Here’s Why you should Fall in Love with Penguin CBD Oil
There are dozens of CBD brands and products on the market — some good, some not so good; some wonderful, some … well, not quite right. Because the hemp space is still a burgeoning industry (and unregulated by the FDA), it’s a bit of a wild west environment.
This is why it’s important to find a safe, trustworthy, high-quality brand when you’re choosing a hemp product to put in your body. We at Penguin CBD oil believe we have mastered the art of CBD oil. But wait — are you even up to date with what CBD is, and why it’s so important? In order for you to understand why it’s such a big deal that Penguin CBD has become my all-time No. 1 CBD oil brand and product line, you’ve gotta get the 101 on what it is, and why this plant-based medicine is changing the health game around the world. Let’s break it down. read more
Lawyers Say Expect More Lawsuits Like This Connecticut Case About Woman’s Firing Over Medical Marijuana | Connecticut Law Tribune – Law.com
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In a lawsuit that experts say is just the tip of the iceberg, attorneys for Waterbury resident Brenda Dionne have filed a class action against a Connecticut-based health conglomerate.
The suit alleges the woman, who qualifies to take medicinal marijuana under the state’s 2012 law allowing use under certain circumstances, was told she could no longer work for her employer if she didn’t pass a drug test.
The lawsuit, filed May 14 in Hartford Superior Court against Trinity Health of New England Corp. Inc., touches on issues that resonate beyond that case, experts say. read more
A Snapshot Of America’s Medical Marijuana Markets: Alaska – Benzinga
The medical marijuana market in Alaska is dwindling.
Of the state’s roughly 800,000 residents, the Last Frontier has just 404 active medical cannabis cardholders, according to 2019 Division of Public Health data. In 2014, the program tallied over 1,700 patients.
Joshua Green, the co-founder of telemedicine brand Veriheal, told Benzinga that the similarities in Alaska’s laws could play a part in the diminishing numbers.
“In Alaska, the medical and recreational markets are so closely aligned to where it hasn’t allowed a medical-specific market to prosper,” Green said. read more
Oklahoma medical marijuana sales continue to smash records – KXII-TV
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Numbers from the Oklahoma Tax Commission show sales of medical marijuana in Oklahoma are continuing to smash records.
Figures released Monday show medical marijuana sales in May topped $73 million, the highest monthly figure so far.
The data shows May sales generated more than $11.6 million in sales tax revenue.
That includes $6.5 million in state and local sales taxes and another $5.1 million from the marijuana excise tax.
The medical marijuana business has been booming in Oklahoma since voters approved a citizen-led initiative petition in 2018 that made it easy for patients and dispensaries to get a license. read more
Medical marijuana sales hit half-million a day – Arkansas Times
The regular report from the state on medical marijuana sales, courtesy of Scott Hardin and the Department of Finance and Administration:
Overall sales recently surpassed $85 million and are now approaching 14,000 pounds. Specifically, Arkansans have spent $86.38 million over the last year to obtain 13,816 pounds of medical marijuana. read more
Oklahoma medical marijuana sales continue to smash records – KOCO Oklahoma City
Oklahoma medical marijuana sales continue to smash records
Updated: 3:43 PM CDT Jun 2, 2020Associated Press
Sales of medical marijuana in Oklahoma topped $73 million last month, the highest monthly total yet, the Oklahoma Tax Commission reported on Monday.The data shows May sales generated more than $11.6 million in tax revenue last month, including $6.5 million in state and local taxes and another $5.1 million from the marijuana excise tax.The medical marijuana business has been booming in Oklahoma since voters approved a citizen-led initiative petition in 2018 that made it easy and relatively inexpensive for patients, dispensaries and growers to obtain a license. read more
Letter: Against The Medical Marijuana Dispensary – My veronanj
As a concerned Verona citizen, I am disappointed in the Verona Council’s attempt to fast track a serious issue regarding the placement of a medical marijuana facility run by a company that is a for-profit business. GTI is a corporation and will act as such for its investors. The manner in which this issue is being very quickly resolved is curious. A special Verona Council meeting was held on May 21st, followed by another on May 28th and now you are looking at a final vote by June 8th. During a pandemic and widespread social unrest, I don’t think most Verona residents are focused on this matter. This is a disturbingly fast process when you consider the business we are
dealing with here. read more