Tag Archives: Marijuana

Workers Comp and Medical Marijuana

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has held that an employer cannot be required to reimburse for an injured employee's use of medical marijuana Through its enactment of the MMUMA, the Maine Legislature has exempted qualifying patients and other specified individuals… … Continue reading

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Can Marijuana Alleviate the Opioid Crisis? Data Suggest Yes

“An Overview of Recent Findings – The United States continues to be in the grasp of an opioid epidemic. According to research done by the Rockefeller Institute of Government, drug death rates increased in almost every state between 2015 and … Continue reading

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Interesting review of the "footprint" of marijuana prohibition and expungement prospects in Michigan months before full legalization vote

The Detroit Free Press has this notable new article that includes interesting data on the bite of marijuana prohibition in the Wolverine State. The piece is headlined "Some marijuana convictions could disappear if voters approve legal pot," and here are … Continue reading

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Treasury Department Data Shows Continuing Increase in Availability of Marijuana Banking

The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has released updated quarterly statistics showing a continuing increase in the number of depository institutions that actively bank U.S. marijuana businesses. As of March 31, 2018, a total of 411 banks and … Continue reading

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Detailing the growth (and growing pains) of Alaska's recreational marijuana regime in its largest city

This local article, headlined "Anchorage considers increasing marijuana sales tax as consumers clamor for cannabis," provides an effective report on the continued development of the marijuana regime in the biggest city of the only deep-red state that has legalized recreational … Continue reading

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