Feds Issue Updated Guidance Regarding the Hiring of Federal Workers with a History of Cannabis Use

The revisions make it clear that the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act — passed in 1988 — remains in place, and that federal employees “are required to refrain” from the use of either cannabis or other federally controlled substances “whether on or off duty.” Employees who do not do so will face disciplinary action.
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Study: Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Laws Associated with Declines in Workers’ Compensation Claims

“The present study provides empirical evidence on the consequences of marijuana legalization on issues related to the labor market outcomes, in particular, WC [workers’ compensation] claiming of older adults. … Our findings suggest potentially important benefits to older workers and society at large.”
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Wisconsin: Governor Evers Includes Marijuana Legalization in State Budget Proposal

“Frankly, red and blue states across the country have moved forward with legalization and there is no reason Wisconsin should be left behind when we know it’s supported by a majority of Wisconsinites.”
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Marijuana Stocks are booming in 2021

The Biden Administration has dramatically increased the optimism in the marijuana industry.
One of the better indicators of the new mindset is the stock market, where some marijuana stocks are having just the best time.
Over at The Motley Fool, they’ve compiled three of some of the better performing stocks, from an upside of 35% all the way to 92%.
These three stocks are Valens (OTC:VLNCF), Columbia Care (OTC:CCHWF), and KushCO Holdings (OTC:KSHB). Valens is doing by far the best with an outlook of 92%, potentially DOUBLING in value. Columbia Care then comes in at 38%, with KushCO at 35%.
Whether you’re an investor or not, these are all good signs of the markets demand for more and more weed.
Full story at The Motley Fool.

Supply problems in Arizona after marijuana legalization

The road from marijuana exclusively used as medicine to recreational is one of many potholes.
There seems to always be a few difficulties to overcome, and Arizona is now seeing this firsthand after legalizing all adult-use marijuana last days.
According to a local news station, there are concerns that supply for those in need of medicinal marijuana may run short in the state after demand has boomed.
“I waited a very short period of time at the back of the line before I thought, ‘wow, this isn’t moving very quickly,’” says Sarah Burton, a Phoenix local. “No matter where you go, you’re running into problems.”
Of course, most of this is due to the initial excitement of the plant’s new legal status. Everything will eventually normalize, but for now, some Weed Shops are having to find ways to prioritize those in medicinal need.
“We are going to offer a four-hour window just for medicinal patients from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and then from 12–10 p.m., we will blend both recreational and medicinal, but there will be two separate lines,” says Scott Pierce, owner of Herbal Wellness Center.
Story from azfamily.com