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Colorado lawmakers want to stop employers from firing people for using weed in their personal time

Two Colorado lawmakers want to pass a law to protect workers who use marijuana when they’re off the clock.

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Higher education: Colleges add cannabis to the curriculum

As a green gold rush in legal marijuana and its non-drug cousin hemp spreads across North America, a growing number of colleges are adding cannabis to the curriculum to prepare graduates for careers cultivating, researching, analyzing and marketing the herb.

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Canada’s pot industry so hot it’s importing workers

It was mid-summer, fewer than three months before Canada legalized recreational marijuana, and Vic Neufeld had a problem.

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101 bills that passed and failed: A digest of what you missed in the 2018 Colorado legislative session, from taxes to crime to transportation

Colorado lawmakers introduced more than 700 bills in the 2018 legislative session covering a wide range of topics. If you’re wondering what you missed, one line about 101 bills that passed or failed in the 120-day term.

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Small businesses grapple with maze of conflicting pot laws

A low unemployment rate and the spreading legalization of marijuana have led many businesses to rethink their drug testing policies for the first time in decades. A small but increasing number are simply no longer testing for pot.

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More businesses are mellowing out over hiring pot smokers

FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las Vegas are desperate to fill jobs.

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Cannabis industry not king in Colorado economy: new report

Colorado’s marijuana industry is booming and boisterous, but the burgeoning business sector is a mere blip on the state’s broader employment and revenue picture.

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Will legal marijuana kill the employment drug test?

In a tightening U.S. job market, companies in states that have legalized either recreational or medicinal marijuana are leading the way on dropping drug tests.

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A Look at Who Uses Medical Marijuana

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Any new studies on medical marijuana are interesting because we only are recently coming out of the dark ages, a decades long moratorium on marijuana research. A recent study conducted at University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), focused on the demographics of those with medical marijuana cards. Primarily, this study was concerned with residents from the state of California.

The findings were very interesting and shed light on who is actually using medical cannabis. Of all marijuana card holders in California, 73% are male, with 62% being white. Craig Reinarman, the professor in charge of conducting this research, compared his findings with U.S. Census data. He found that cannabis users are “on average somewhat younger, report slightly more years of formal education and are more often employed than the general population.”

Some of these findings likely confirmed stereotypes while much of the data certainly defies other long held beliefs. For one, it is interesting to note that California marijuana card holders are more likely to be employed. Additionally, this study shed light on why marijuana is being used. While some believe it only to have social value, the study breaks down the ailments that card holders are treating with cannabis. The most common issue being treated with marijuana was neck/back pain. Other prominent conditions being treated were sleep disorders, anxiety/depression, muscle spasms, and arthritis. One statistic that was uncovered in the research was very telling. Of all card holders, 80% said they had tried prescription medication first. After they did not find desired results and treatment, they turned to medical marijuana.

More research is expected to be done in this area. It would be interesting to see if other states produce similar data. Marijuana research is still rubbing the crust out of its eyes after a long hibernation, but we’ll stay tuned for more up to date research.

For more information on the UCSC report, go to:

MercuryNews.com | UCSC report: Who uses medical marijuana and for what ailments?

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