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Marijuana Patients Hobson’s Choice: Work or Medicate?

Marijuana Patients Hobson’s Choice:...

An employer may terminate an employee for his or her off-the-job marijuana use, even if the employee is authorized under state law to use cannabis medicinally, the Washington state Supreme Court ruled last week. Off-the-job medical marijuana use does not bar firing: Wash. high court via BusinessInsurance.com The ruling stemmed from the case of...

Washington State Supreme Court Rules Against Medical Marijuana Patient’s Rights

Washington State Supreme Court Rule...

The Washington State Supreme court has ruled that an employee can be fired for using medical marijuana, even if the employee is using it at home and shows no sign of impairment on the job. The decision handed down today from the highest court in the state found that Washington state’s medical marijuana law allows [Read on . . .]

Is Marijuana really the Wonder-Drug that could Help Millions or actually a Menace of Society?

Is Marijuana really the Wonder-Drug...

Many say marijuana is the most beneficial of all the substances known to man, while others claim it is the scourge of mankind.

Drug enforcement checkpoint on I-25: Could narcotics stops become commonplace?

Drug enforcement checkpoint on I-25...

On Tuesday night just shy of midnight, a Westword reader was traveling on Interstate 25 near the 144th Street exit when he saw an electronic sign that read: "DRUG ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT AHEAD (Canines in Use)." Also nearby -- a squad car and a cone zone.

Obama Is Asked To Defend His Administration’s Opposition To Medical Cannabis — He Can’t

Obama Is Asked To Defend His Admini...

Confused? Perhaps this transcript will help to better articulate the President’s position:

Genetic research has gone to pot

Genetic research has gone to pot

A Marblehead, MA biotechnology company has cracked the code on cannabis, and will roll out the first-ever sequencing of the entire pot genome today.

Spliff decision: Angel of medical-marijuana mercy, or drug dealer?

Spliff decision: Angel of medical-m...

FACEDOWN ON the pavement with two pounds of pot in her trunk and a cop punching her in the side, Colleen Begley could have packed her bohemian lifestyle away and called it quits.

What symptoms do patients treat with medicinal cannabis?

What symptoms do patients treat wit...

The first responses were “To treat Asperger's syndrome” while the next response indicated “For severe Anxiety and Depression.

Student drug testing may have only small effect in reducing use

Student drug testing may have only ...

Student drug testing has been a hot-button issue in high schools for the past decade. But a new study joins a growing pile of research papers that describe student drug testing as failed policy.

REPEAL CANNABIS PROHIBITION Act of 2012 Initiative filed 8/19/11 in Sacramento

REPEAL CANNABIS PROHIBITION Act of ...

Recent polls show 55% of Americans support marijuana legalization. As a result, a committee compromised of Co-proponents Joe Rogoway Esq., Frank H. Lucido M.D., PebblesTrippet, William Panzer Esq., and Omar Figueroa Esq., introduced the Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Act 2012... Read the Press release, full text of the act, and what you can do to he...

Push to Legalize Medical Marijuana in Arkansas Causing Concern

Push to Legalize Medical Marijuana ...

An effort to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas is causing concern for the Family Council Action Committee (FCAC).

Colorado NASCAR driver suspended for medical marijuana use

Colorado NASCAR driver suspended fo...

A NASCAR driver has been suspended indefinitely after testing positive for marijuana. But Ronnie Hults says he got the drug legally, as a prescription for chronic pain.

After court decision, medical marijuana rules hazier than ever

After court decision, medical marij...

Press Editorial Page Editor Ed Golder and politics writer Jim Harger talk about a recent court ruling on medical marijuana and what it means for the state.

ACLU appeals medical pot ruling

ACLU appeals medical pot ruling

The American Civil Liberties Union has appealed a Wayne County Circuit Court ruling that supported the city of Livonia's ban on medical marijuana facilities.

Paula Holmes-Greeley: State needs meeting of minds on pot

Paula Holmes-Greeley: State needs m...

There's no other way to describe it, Michigan is schizophrenic about marijuana. Voters clearly want marijuana available for medical use, but local officials, politicians, law enforcement agencies and many in the medical community appear to be uncomfortable with the new law.

Medical pot, subsidized housing clash

Medical pot, subsidized housing cla...

Kathy Heller has degenerative discs in her back and has been controlling the pain with medical marijuana. She applied for and received a medical marijuana permit from the state of Michigan.

Ground-Breaking Victory For the Common Man: First Circuit Court Rules Videotaping Cops Is Protected By First Amendment

Ground-Breaking Victory For the Com...

Hear ye, hear ye!! The First Circuit Court of Appeals--the highest federal court for New England just below the U.S. Supreme Court--last Friday handed down a ground-breaking decision defending our right to videotape the police and other public officials as they engage in their official duties--including when, as in this case, the cops appear to ...

Feds want to ban medical pot references at trial

Feds want to ban medical pot refere...

Federal prosecutors pursuing drug charges against Montana medical marijuana operators want to keep jurors from hearing any evidence at trial about the state's medical pot law or whether the operators were complying with it.

After stumbling into pot club, Pacifica officials weigh response

After stumbling into pot club, Paci...

Mary Ann Nihart has had some surprises since becoming mayor of Pacifica. Stumbling into a pot dispensary was, by far, the weirdest. Not that it took her long to work out what kind of business she, the chief of police, and a county supervisor had randomly discovered while touring some local businesses in the city's Palmetto neighborhood last mon...

Colo. cancer patient faces incarceration for medical marijuana

Colo. cancer patient faces incarcer...

Bob Crouse has leukemia. He used to have medical marijuana. Then the police came to his house and took it away. Today, he faces felony charges for cultivating marijuana with the intent to distribute.

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