Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana

D.C. City Council Approves Workplace Protections For Medical Cannabis Patients

District council members have enacted legislation — Act Number A23-0114: The Medical Marijuana Program Patient Employment Protection Temporary Amendment Act — to protect qualified patients from workplace discrimination. The Act states, “A public employer may not refuse to hire, terminate from employment, penalize, fail to promote, or otherwise take adverse employment [read more]

oklahoma marijuana cannabis
Medical Marijuana

Expanded Protections For Oklahoma Cannabis Patients Take Effect

Legislation takes effect Friday expanding protections for state-qualified medical cannabis patients. House Bill 2612, which was signed into law in March, will go into effect on Friday, August 30. It strengthens patient protections by explicitly stipulating that registered cannabis consumers may not be denied public assistance, access to firearms, or certain types [read more]

California
Marijuana Studies

California’s Medical Marijuana Law Associated With Sustained Decline In Traffic Fatalities

The enactment of California’s 1996 medical cannabis access law is associated with a significant and a sustained decline in motor vehicle fatalities, according to data published in the Journal of Experimental Criminology. A team of investigators from the University of California at Irvine assessed the relationship between the enactment of California’s medical cannabis [read more]