Study: Medical Cannabis Access Associated with Fewer Workers’ Comp Claims

Generic 11 February 2020 |

The enactment of state-specific medical cannabis access laws is associated with a decline in workers’ compensation claims, according to data published in the journal Health Economics. A team of researchers affiliated with Temple University in Pennsylvania and the University of Cincinnati in Ohio assessed the relationship between medical marijuana legalization laws and workers’ compensation claims […]

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Illinois: Governor Issues Over 11,000 Pardons Ahead of Marijuana Legalization

Generic 1 January 2020 | 0 Comments

Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker today issued over 11,000 pardons to those with low-level marijuana convictions. The action came on the eve of the enactment of legislation legalizing adult-use cannabis sales. “As one of the authors of this historic law, I am so proud to witness equity being put into practice today,” said Toi Hutchinson, Senior […]

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NORML Canada Launches Post-Legalization Platform on One Year Anniversary of Marijuana Legalization

Generic 15 October 2019 | 0 Comments

NORML Canada launches official Post-Legalization platform to focus advocacy efforts on reforming Canada’s legal Cannabis system. In light of the first year of legalization, NORML Canada has monitored the Canadian cannabis landscape closely, to determine the next steps for crafting achievable and functional reform of cannabis regulations. The five key “pillars” established by NORML Canada […]

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Report: Marijuana Legalization Not Associated with Adverse ‘Spillover’ Effects in Neighboring States

Generic 10 October 2019 | 0 Comments

The enactment of adult-use marijuana legalization laws is not associated with any significant increase in cannabis-related activity in neighboring states and counties, according to a federally funded report published by the nonprofit Justice Research and Statistics Association and first reported by The study, entitled “Measuring the Criminal Justice System Impacts of Marijuana Legalization and […]

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New York City: Municipal Legislation Enacted Prohibiting Drug Testing for Cannabis as a Condition of Employment, Probation

Generic 15 May 2019 | 0 Comments

City lawmakers have successfully passed a pair of municipal bills limiting situations where those seeking employment or on probation may be drug tested for past cannabis exposure. Democratic Mayor Bill DeBlasio on Thursday permitted both bills to become law absent his signature. Commenting on the new laws, NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said: “These reforms […]

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