New Zealand could become the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize cannabis for personal use after an unlikely alliance of populist, centrist and leftist parties put drug policy immediately on the agenda of the incoming government.
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On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a Massachusetts medical marijuana patient could sue her employer for handicap discrimination after she was fired for being a registered medical marijuana patient.
NEW YORK April 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Green Point Creative, and director Ryan Kleier from Motiv Creative, have partnered to create the latest PSA in Green Point’s on-going campaign to change discriminatory drug enforcement policies – a recreation of the classic “This Is Your Brain” ad from 1998
On Jan. 27, 2017, Ethan Nadelmann announced via Twitter that he is going to “step aside” as the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, a non-profit organization advocating for the end of the drug war through sensible drug law reform.
The proposal to modify the manner in which the league deals with recreational marijuana use would, if it is delivered, come as the NFLPA’s recently formed pain management committee separately studies the issue of marijuana use by players as a pain management tool and whether that should be permissible under the drug policies.
Retired U.S. Marine Gen. John F. Kelly will be President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for chief of the Department of Homeland Security. In a recent interview, Kelly said he believes U.S. drug policy should focus on reducing demand, and he also said medical marijuana has a legitimate medicinal purpose.
When The New York Times published an editorial endorsing the legalization of marijuana, it was like the shot heard around the world. The article, and the subsequent series of editorials that followed, shook up the cannabis debate across the country.
Current FBI Policy holds that the Bureau stands for a drug free society and workplace. This means that anybody who has smoked pot in the past three years (or used any other illegal drug including anabolic steroids in the past ten) does not even make it to an interview. Self-acknowledged pot smokers like Steve Jobs, Carl Sagan or Francis Crick may not have been interested in working for the FBI; however, the FBI may well have wanted such employees had they realized the benefits.