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February 26, 2021

Feds Issue Updated Guidance Regarding the Hiring of Federal Workers with a History of Cannabis Use

The revisions make it clear that the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act -- passed in 1988 -- remains in place, and that federal employees “are required to refrain” from the use of either cannabis or other federally controlled substances “whether on or off duty.” Employees who do not do so will face disciplinary action.

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February 25, 2021

South Dakota: House Members Approve Legislation to Delay Implementation of Voter-Approved Medical Cannabis Law

House Bill 1100, which is backed by Governor Noem and other legislative leaders, pushes back the timeline from this summer until early 2022.

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February 25, 2021

Study: Enactment of Marijuana Legalization Laws Associated with Reductions in Opioid Prescribing Patterns

“[T]he implementation of medical marijuana laws (MMLs) and recreational marijuana laws (RMLs) reduced morphine milligram equivalents per enrollee by seven percent and 13 percent, respectively.”

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February 25, 2021

Alabama: Senate Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Legislation

The measure, approved by a 21 to 8 vote, would permit patients and caregivers 19 years and older to possess “70 daily dosages of medical cannabis” at a time.

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