Understanding State Laws Regarding Marijuana Legalization


Federal laws are important when it comes to the possession, use, and sale of marijuana. Yet, the difference in the State laws is arguably more important. There are some big differences in attitudes and legalization of weed from one state to the next. This means that someone can act within the law in one town, and then break the law a few miles down the road across the State line.

It is important that marijuana users understand these laws. Not only is it vital for their state of residence, but it also helps for those traveling between state boundaries. Some have full legalization, although with many controls and rules. Others limit these options to medical marijuana, not recreational. Even then, some states prohibit certain forms of marijuana-based medication. Continue reading “Understanding State Laws Regarding Marijuana Legalization”

How Employers Are Dealing With Medical Marijuana 

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Marijuana Legalization For Employers

Today, several states in the USA have legalized the use of marijuana, not only for medical purposes but also for recreational use. This began with about 24 countries legalizing it for medical use only except five jurisdictions, Oregon, Alaska, Colorado, Washington and Columbia who have allowed the drug to be used for recreational purposes.

Since these states statues are new with little judicial interpretation, employers are left with an uncertain direction on how they should modify their employment policies as well as practice. The uncertainty is also compounded by the fact that marijuana possession, distribution, and use continues to be prohibited by federal law.

The use of marijuana has seen a rapid rise in popularity especially after the discovery of its medicinal features especially for the treatment of chronic diseases as well as in the management of their symptoms.

Recently, a governor in the United States signed a bill that legalized the use, possession as well as the distribution of marijuana either in the form of a liquid, topical, oil or pill, in the diagnosis of over 17 medical conditions.… Read the rest