The Joint Blog | July 10, 2017 Lawmakers have voted in favor of creating the Oregon Cannabis Commission to oversee the states medical marijuana program.
Oregon Legislature Votes to Create Cannabis Commission
On Wednesday Oregons House voted 48 to 11 to approve House Bill 2198, which was followed by an 18 to 12 vote in the Senate the next day. The proposal will now be sent to Governor Kate Brown, who has the option of signing it into law, vetoing it or allowing it to become law without her signature.
The proposal would establish the Oregon Cannabis Commission within the Oregon Health Authority, along with other changes. If the measure does become law, the commission would consist of the Public Health Officer or designee, along with eight members appointed by the governor as foll....
Eight states and Washington, D.C. allow for recreational cannabis, but none have solved the problem of workforce drug testing. Zero tolerance polices are being reconsidered in light of legalized pot.
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Even in marijuana-friendly Colorado, anyone can be denied employment for using the drug. In fact, there are few protections anywhere in the country for employees who fail a drug test, even in states where cannabis is legal. From Colorado Public Radio, Ben Markus reports.
BEN MARKUS, BYLINE: In 2013, The Denver Post named Ricardo Baca its editor for marijua....
Beavercreek property owners file racketeering suit against neighbors growing marijuana
Two Beavercreek property owners are relying on a federal law usually reserved to fight organized crime to sue their neighbors, contending the people next door are engaged in racketeering by producing and selling marijuana.
Rachel McCart and Erin McCart, who own about 11 acres of fenced pastures and woodland off South Highland Crest Drive, say the operation harms their quality of life and diminishes the value of their land.
They filed the civil lawsuit in Portland against their neighbors, the multiple marijuana distribution businesses and stores that buy the marijuana and ....
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