Day: November 9, 2018

Weed in the Workplace: What Michigan Employers Can Do Now that Marijuana Use is Legal

Reading Time: 3 minutes Yesterday, November 6, 2018, Michigan voters approved recreational use of marijuana. The new law, called the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) allows adults 21 years of age or older to use and possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and grow up to twelve marijuana plants in their residence for recreational use. […]

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With Jeff Sessions Out, The New AG Should Advance Marijuana Policy By Restoring The Cole Memorandum

Reading Time: 3 minutes When President Trump announced that then-U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) would head the U.S. Department of Justice, cannabis business leaders were rightfully concerned. After all, Sessions has been notoriously vocal about opposing cannabis in any form. “Good people don’t smoke marijuana,” the Senator said at an April 2016 hearing. “We need grown-ups in charge in Washington to […]

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Michigan Becomes First State in Midwest to Legalize Marijuana, As Missouri and Utah Approve Medical Marijuana and Florida Restores Felony Voting Rights

Reading Time: 2 minutes This Election Day showed the burgeoning political clout of the drug policy reform movement, with the results expected to accelerate efforts to legalize marijuana and to end the broader war on drugs in states across the U.S., at the federal level, and internationally.   Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, a ballot initiative to legalize, regulate and […]

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Mexico Moves Toward Major Rollback of Marijuana Prohibition

Reading Time: 3 minutes Mexico’s next interior minister plans to submit a bill to create a medical marijuana industry and allow recreational use, the Congress website showed on Tuesday, in what would be a big step by the incoming government to shake up the country’s drug war. Senator Olga Sanchez, Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s choice for interior […]

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