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A Reminder of How Unfair and Inaccurate Employment Drug Testing Actually Is

A Reminder of How Unfair and Inaccurate Employment Drug Testing Actually Is

Drug testing applicants for new positions or promotions has gone from a niche effort by those in safety-critical fields to an almost standard aspect of the employment process. Regardless of someone’s educational or work history, they can expect an employer to request a urine drug test in most cases, if not a hair sample test. […]

Banking Just Got a Little Easier for Hemp Farmers and Businesses

Banking Just Got a Little Easier for Hemp Farmers and Businesses

Issues with cannabis and banking are a major hurdle for the legal industry that lawmakers have yet to address effectively. Given the federal Schedule I status of cannabis, banks and financial companies typically refuse to work with businesses that have direct ties to cannabis production or sales. They do this because federal law leaves banks […]

Support the 7th Annual Parents 4 Pot Holiday Drive!

Support the 7th Annual Parents 4 Pot Holiday Drive!

It’s that time of year again when parents start emptying their wallets and incurring massive debt in the hopes of giving their children the perfect holiday season. For some families, their involvement in cannabis activism or cultivation has left them unable to provide the kind of holiday their children deserve. When one member of the […]

Recreational Dispensaries Open in Michigan but Prices, Distance Lock out Many

Recreational Dispensaries Open in Michigan but Prices, Distance Lock out Many

Many states have struggled with the timely implementation of a cannabis legalization law, and Michigan has proven to not be the exception to that norm. When voters legalized cannabis at the polls in 2018, the theoretical prohibition of cannabis ended mere weeks later. Just about a year ago, people across the state of Michigan got […]

New York Police Seize 106 Lbs of Hemp, Claim It’s A Cannabis Bust

New York Police Seize 106 Lbs of Hemp, Claim It’s A Cannabis Bust

Farmers all over the country are excitedly investing in industrial hemp, but some of them have found it’s more of a heartache and expense than they anticipated. One of the reasons officials have given for opposing the legalization of industrial hemp is that law enforcement officers can’t seem to tell the difference between industrial hemp […]

Why People Still Get Arrested for Weed in ‘Legal’ States

Why People Still Get Arrested for Weed in ‘Legal’ States

A lot of people assume that once a state or national government legalizes cannabis or another previously prohibited substance that criminal enforcement related to that particular substance is no longer necessary. However, many states with legalization laws on the books still see plenty of arrests and prosecutions for non-violent cannabis offenses after legalization. The reason […]

The Federal Legislature Could Soon Vote to Deschedule Cannabis

The Federal Legislature Could Soon Vote to Deschedule Cannabis

For as long as the War on Drugs has been federal policy, activists have been pushing for the day that federal representatives and lawmakers revisit whether the prohibition of cannabis is a rational policy or not. Lawmakers have proposed bills that never made it anywhere; activists have filed lawsuits repeatedly only to get ignored despite […]

The Issue the Media Overlooks about Stoned Driving

The Issue the Media Overlooks about Stoned Driving

In general, most people will readily recognize that driving under the influence of a controlled substance with mind-altering effects will impact their ability to drive. However, acknowledging that potential impairment does not prevent people from getting behind the wheel after they had a couple of glasses of wine or down two muscle relaxants. Given that […]

Chicago Public Housing Bans Legal Cannabis Use

Chicago Public Housing Bans Legal Cannabis Use

When Illinois changed its laws to legalize recreational cannabis use, it was a major boon to the residents of the state. Fewer taxpayer dollars will go toward prohibition, and the potential for a new industry and all the jobs that come with it is there. Unfortunately, quite a few people won’t receive any of the […]

Legal Cannabis Road Trips Could Mean Criminal Charges

Legal Cannabis Road Trips Could Mean Criminal Charges

The news that a nearby state has legalized marijuana often leads to people excitedly planning a road trip with their friends. After all, what better way to celebrate legalization than by partaking yourself? Staying at a hotel with friends and shopping at a dispensary for the first time could be a very relaxing, if somewhat […]