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NCAA Relaxes Drug Testing Policies for Cannabis

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has taken a progressive step forward with respect to their policies regarding athletes’ personal cannabis use. These updated rules follow similar changes enacted by the NBA,...

New York: Employers Are Prohibited from Testing Most Employees for Cannabis

The New York Department of Labor announced that employers are now prohibited from testing their workers for the presence of marijuana. Employers will still be allowed to take action against an employee who...

Los Angeles: District Attorney to Vacate Some 60,000 Marijuana Convictions

The Office of the District Attorney for Los Angeles County announced its intent to vacate the records of 58,000 local citizens with marijuana-related convictions. In a statement released today, Los Angeles County District...

World Anti-Doping Agency To Review Marijuana Policies

In response to the public outrage regarding the suspension of American athlete Sha’Carri Richardson for testing positive for cannabis, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced that it will be reevaluating their...

Gallup: Nearly Half of US Adults Have Tried Cannabis

Just under half of Americans ages 18 or older acknowledge having tried cannabis, according to survey data compiled by Gallup. Forty-nine percent of respondents said that they have consumed cannabis – up from...

Louisiana: Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect Today

A new Louisiana law takes effect today, August 1, 2021, eliminating the possibility of jail time for low-level marijuana possession offenses. House Bill 652 amends state law so that offenses involving the possession...

Study: Cannabis Use Not Linked to Motivation Loss

Marijuana use by teens is not independently associated with an increased risk of  so-called ‘Amotivational syndrome,” according to longitudinal data published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. A team of researchers...

Illinois: Governor Signs Equity Measure to Award Over 100 New Dispensary Licenses

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker (D) signed legislation into law aimed at increasing diversity in the state’s marijuana industry. House Bill 1443 provides for an additional 110 marijuana dispensary licenses, which will be awarded to...