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Locke Lord LLP

Study Suggests Legalization of Recreational Marijuana May Actually Decrease Youth Consumption

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In a research letter published on July 8, 2019 in JAMA Pediatrics (a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Medical Association), Drs. Mark Anderson, Benjamin Hansen, and Daniel I. Rees reported that...more

Akerman LLP - HR Defense

Smoke Clears For Employers Under New Illinois Marijuana Law

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As marijuana legalization laws spread, some states are more focused on employee protections, but Illinois recently adopted a new marijuana law that includes extensive workplace protections for employers. Last month, the...more

Locke Lord LLP

Michigan Issues Emergency Recreational Cannabis Rules; Applications for Recreational Marijuana Licenses Can Be Submitted November...

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Last week, Michigan took a big step toward recreational cannabis sales when Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency released its long-awaited emergency rules to regulate the marijuana market. The rules come more than seven...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Michigan Releases Interim Rules for Adult Recreational Marijuana Industry

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In December 2018, Michigan joined the growing ranks of U.S. states that have legalized the adult use of marijuana for recreational purposes (Adult Use). Michigan has long had a medical marijuana industry, but the law and...more

Locke Lord LLP

Shifting Landscape: Marijuana Employment Law Starting to Trend in Favor of Employees

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Marijuana-related employment lawsuits are on the rise as more workers who have been fired or denied a job over their marijuana use are utilizing litigation to challenge the decisions. This, in turn, is forcing employers to...more

Hodgson Russ LLP

New York State Legislators Approve Modified Hemp Bill

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With seemingly all the pieces in place—approval of the New York State Department of Health, backing of the Governor, popular support, and liberal control of the State Legislature—2019 appeared to be the year that legal...more

McGuireWoods Consulting

Illinois End of Session Report

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New Governor, New General Assembly, Democratic Trifecta - The 2019 legislative session began with the inauguration of a new governor and the members of the 101st General Assembly. With a large number of retirements and...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Nevada Prohibits Employers From Denying Employment To Prospective Candidates Who Test Positive For Marijuana

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On January 1, 2017, Nevada became the fifth state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Since then, Nevada employers have denied employment to prospective job candidates if they test positive for marijuana on a...more

Wilson Elser

The Empire State of Cannabis

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Marijuana decriminalization is in, adult-use is out, a regulated hemp-derived CBD marketplace is in limbo, and NYC begins CBD ban. For New York’s cannabis industry, 2019 began with a bang and ended with a whimper. In...more

FordHarrison

Van from TV's Atlanta Helps Us Explore Drug Testing in the Workplace

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Before Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) was singing duets with Beyonce, he was the brains behind TV’s Atlanta, a comedy-drama filmed and based in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta chronicles the efforts of Earnest “Earn” Marks...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

In Recreational Cannabis Law, Illinois Charts Plan to Issue Range of New License

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With the General Assembly’s passage of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, Illinois is now poised to become one of the country’s most active markets for new cannabis businesses as state regulators prepare to issue licenses...more

Hodgson Russ LLP

Further Developments Regarding the Decriminalization of Marijuana

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The New York legislature recently passed a bill that further decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana and that will expunge the records of people with prior low-level marijuana convictions. The bill must be...more

McManis Faulkner

The Blunt Truth About Testing Employees For Marijuana in California

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Despite the legalization of recreational and medicinal marijuana in California, employers maintain the right to enforce a drug-free work environment.  In many respects, cannabis is now treated like alcohol; although...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Legalized Marijuana in Illinois: The Basics for Employers

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On June 25, 2019, Governor Jay B. Pritzker signed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (HR1438) (“Cannabis Act”) into law. When the law goes into effect on January 1, 2020, Illinois will be the second largest state (after...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Considerations for New Dispensaries in Preparation for Recreational Cannabis in Illinois

As a result of recent legislation in Illinois, beginning January 1, 2020, recreational cannabis will be legal for those 21 years or older. ...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Considerations for Existing Dispensaries in Preparation for Recreational Cannabis in Illinois

As a result of recent legislation in Illinois, beginning January 1, 2020, recreational cannabis will be legal for those 21 years or older. ...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

High Times Continue – Illinois Enacts Recreational Cannabis Law

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the new recreational cannabis bill, which contains extensive provisions regarding the extent of an employer’s right to ban and otherwise discipline employees for...more

Roetzel & Andress

Congressional Vote To Ensure Protections For State Cannabis Programs

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The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill that protects legal cannabis programs in all states, Washington D.C. and U.S. territories, from...more

Ruder Ware

Recreational Use Immunity: Protecting Landowners From Risks In Public Recreational Activities

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It seems sometimes that no good deed goes unpunished. Landowners who permit access to their property for outdoor enthusiasts to engage in their favorite recreational activities – such as camping, hiking and hunting – could...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The Stoned Age: What the CBD Craze Means for Employers and Their Substance Abuse Policies

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Seyfarth Synopsis: The federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) recently announced that drugs that include CBD (cannabidiol) with less than 0.1% of THC (tetrahydrocannabinols) are now considered Schedule V drugs provided they...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana: Impact on Employers

Illinois will soon become the eleventh state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.  On June 25, 2019, Governor Pritzker signed into effect House Bill 1438—the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“CRTA”).  The CRTA,...more

Clark Hill PLC

Will the Grass Be Greener? Illinois New Recreational Cannabis Law

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On June 25, 2019, Governor Pritzker signed into law the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, which on January 1, 2020, makes it legal in the State of Illinois for any individual over the age of 21 to possess 30 grams (i.e. an...more

Locke Lord LLP

Governor Pritzker Signs Recreational Marijuana Bill: Here Are The Deadlines That Are Triggered

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Today, Governor Pritzker signed into law the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (the “Act”) that was passed by the Illinois General Assembly on May 31, 2019. There was never any question about whether Governor Pritzker would...more

Littler

Nevada Applicants and New Employees with Positive Marijuana Test Results Will Receive Legal Protections

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Beginning January 1, 2020, new legislation in Nevada will require employers to think carefully about whether and which applicants should be tested for marijuana.  Under A.B. 132, employers are generally prohibited from...more

Wilson Elser

U.S. House Votes to Approve Measure Blocking Feds from Interfering with State Cannabis Laws

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On June 20, 2019, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan amendment by a 267-165 vote that would protect state-legal cannabis programs from interference by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Sponsored by...more

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