Longtime Cannabis Policy Expert Morgan Fox Hired to Oversee NORML’s Federal Advocacy Efforts

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"I look forward to working closely with Congress and our allies to continue the efforts to end prohibition, repair the harms it has caused, and enact new policies centered on science, safety, and justice," Fox said. ACTIVISM federal policy Morgan Fox political director

Policy Analysis Paper: Medicinal cannabis and driving: the intersection of health and road safety policy

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Recent shifting attitudes towards the medical use of cannabis has seen legal access pathways established in many jurisdictions in North America, Europe and Australasia. Office of Medicinal Cannabis, Department of Health, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia. Abstract. Background.

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USA: National Safety Council Position/Policy Statement Cannabis Impairment in Safety Sensitive Positions

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The National Safety Council (NSC) supports policies to mitigate and eliminate the risks of cannabis (marijuana) and other products containing delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the impairing component in cannabis. Safety concerns are paramount as legalization and decriminalization continues. Research is clear that cannabis impacts psychomotor skills and cognitive ability. W-Cannabis Impairment in Safety Sensitive Positions - 153.

Vicente Sederberg Launches Environment, Health, and Safety Practice

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DENVER — Vicente Sederberg LLP (VS), a leading national cannabis law firm, announced Tuesday it has formed an environment, health, and safety (EHS) practice led by environmental attorneys with extensive public and private sector experience in the field. Cannabis Law News

What You Need to Know About Cannabis and Coronavirus

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With so many unsubstantiated claims being made regarding cannabis and staying safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve compiled a list of resources for consumers and ways your activism can thrive during social distancing. NORML’s Responsible Consumer Safety Tips.

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Minnesota: March 8 – House Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Committee approved H.F. 1355 (Gomez), a bill to reduce penalties for possession of small amounts of cannabis mixtures

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On Tuesday, March 8, the House Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Committee approved H.F. 1355 (Gomez), a bill to reduce the penalties for possession of small amounts of cannabis mixtures, as amended. Global Advocacy & Policy Global Forum

CDC Dishes Out Workplace Cannabis Policy Advice to Companies That Hire Drivers

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At the end of November 2021, the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced that there are deep-seated risks associated with driving a motor vehicle under the influence of cannabis’ psychotropic compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

What Is the MORE Act, and How Could It Change Marijuana Policy Forever?

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How will it work, and what will it do for cannabis consumers, pot convicts, and the burgeoning gray-market industry? Currently, public support for legalizing weed nationwide is at an all-time high: 62 percent of Americans favor legalizing the adult use of marijuana, while over 90 percent want access to medical cannabis. Under the MORE Act, marijuana would be completely removed from the Controlled Substances Act, which currently classifies cannabis as a Schedule I drug.

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New Study: Demographic and policy-based differences in behaviors and attitudes towards driving after marijuana use: an analysis of the 2013–2017 Traffic Safety Culture Index

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In short the study learns that legalized states tend not to have their roads overcrowded with stoned drivers and cannabis users like alcohol users self police their behaviour. Marijuana policies in the United States (U.S.) Third, we only considered three types of marijuana policies.

Manager, Government Affairs and Policy 

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Manager, Government Affairs and Policy – ( 2200008X ). “The safety of our employees, both current and future, is the Commission’s highest priority. Please include the position title in the subject line: CCC – Manager, Government Affairs and Policy.

Washington State Alert: Liquor and Cannabis Board – Reactivation of Certain Allowances for Health and Safety Reasons

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To: Cannabis Licensees. Fr: Liquor and Cannabis Board. Re: Reactivation of Certain Allowances for Health and Safety Reasons. For public health and safety reasons, the LCB is reactivating certain cannabis-specific allowances.

ATSM International Partners With Cannabis and Hemp (ATACH) and the Policy Center for Public Health & Safety to establish pilot program

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ASTM International announced this week that it has partnered with the American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp (ATACH) and the Policy Center for Public … Read More. The post ATSM International Partners With Cannabis and Hemp (ATACH) and the Policy Center for Public Health & Safety to establish pilot program first appeared on Cannabis Law Report.

Opinion: Two cannabis bills detrimental to public health and food safety

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Lynn Silver a pediatrician and director of Getting it Right from the Start – Advancing Public Health & Equity in Cannabis Policy, and Senior Advisor at the Public Health writes for CAL Matters. Legalizing cannabis was supposed to be about social justice.

Australia – Policy Analysis: Medicinal cannabis and driving: the intersection of health and road safety policy – “there is little evidence to justify the differential treatment of medicinal cannabis patients, compared with those taking other prescription medications”

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Here’s something for state and federal government(s) to ignore as there’s nothing worse for politicians than science that doesn’t mesh with their outdated concept of cannabis. Office of Medicinal Cannabis, Department of Health, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia. Cannabis.

Once Again….Cannabis Regulators Urge Policy Action to Address Current Cannabis Banking Situation in States

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Impacts include risks to public safety and security, impacts on governmental regulatory agency access to banking and depository services, and impacts on small and minority cannabis businesses. Cannabis Law News

Policy Advisor (Legislative Assistant) County of San Diego CA

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The Office of Vice Chair Nora Vargas, San Diego County Supervisor, District 1, is seeking an experienced Policy Advisor. The ideal candidate has an understanding and interest in politics, policy and advocacy on the local, state, and national level. Full Job Description. Nora Vargas.

NY Office of Cannabis Management – Director of Policy (Deputy Director, NS)

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Office of Cannabis Management. Director of Policy (Deputy Director, NS) #10901. Duties include, but are not limited to: • Oversee the data analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and initiatives for the Office. Cannabis Employment: Professional Positions & News

Cannabis Policy Expert Morgan Fox Hired To Oversee NORML’s Federal Advocacy Efforts

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Morgan Fox has worked professionally as a cannabis policy reform advocate since 2008, and he has been directly involved in dozens of state ballot initiative campaigns to establish medical and adult-use cannabis programs, among other successful campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels.

Australia: APS6 Policy Officer First People Recruitment Solutions Pty Ltd

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Our client a regulatory body that assesses, evaluates, and monitors medical goods to ensure quality, safety and performance is seeking an APS6 Policy Officer to … Read More. Cannabis Employment: Professional Positions & News

The STATES Act Reintroduced: Bipartisan Measure Limits Federal Government’s Ability To Interfere With State-Sanctioned Marijuana Business, Policies

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This Act amends the Controlled Substances Act to reduce the number of instances in which federal law enforcement agencies could carry out legal actions against state-licensed cannabis businesses or other related enterprises. It is time for the federal government to cease standing in the way of these voter-backed regulatory policies being implemented throughout the country,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal. INDUSTRY LEGISLATION Policy

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Webinar 9 December: Ethics, Safety, and Abuse in Psychedelic Medicine

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Ethics, Safety, and Abuse in Psychedelic Medicine. She is the director of Drug Education at Students for Sensible Drug Policy and co-founder and director at Sana Healing Collective. Wednesday, December 8th from 12:00-2:00pm PST.

Article :The Connecticut Business & Industry Association – Creating Workplace Marijuana Policies

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Employer protection language in the law, commonly known as RERACA (Responsible and Equitable Regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis Act), comes from other state’s experiences, specifically neighboring Massachusetts and New York. Justice, public order, and safety. Policy Considerations.

NCIA Policy Report: The Medicine of Cannabis: An Overview for Medical Professionals and Policymakers

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The Medicine of Cannabis: An Overview for Medical Professionals and Policymakers. Prepared by NCIA’s Policy Council. As cannabis use expands in the U.S., This position cripples the ability of clinicians to advise patients or to influence the burgeoning cannabis industry.

Illinois: Cook Co. changes cannabis test policy for asst. public defender applicants

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but now they’ve been forced to reverse that policy. A power struggle has been brewing in Cook County, where job offers to several attorneys from Public Defender Sharone Mitchell were rescinded after confusion over the county’s drug policy. Cannabis Law News

U.S. Hemp Roundtable Requests FDA Issue Policy Of Enforcement Discretion For CBD

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Hemp Roundtable sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf requesting the immediate issue of an enforcement discretion policy for dietary supplements containing hemp-derived CBD and other cannabinoids. Today, the U.S.

Florida Dispensaries: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policies

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As Florida’s leading medical cannabis physicians , CannaMD is committed to working closely with licensed dispensaries to ensure medical cannabis patients stay safe while continuing uninterrupted treatment during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Santa Fe Police Dept Re-Appraise Employment Drug Testing Policy Post Cannabis Legalization

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It’s important that employers look at their drug testing policies,” said Emily Kaltenbach, senior director of the Drug Policy Alliance. This major policy shift is one of the first among law enforcement offices. KOB4 report. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

CDC Issues Best Practices For Fleet Marijuana Policies

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January 2022) – The CDC recently issued guidance to businesses developing marijuana policies, balancing state legalization efforts and fleet safety. Per the CDC, marijuana should be addressed in motor vehicle safety programs. 20 January 2022. by Todd A.

Policy Study: The impact of California’s cannabis taxes on participation within the legal market

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In November 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64 to enact a regulated, adult-use cannabis market in the Golden State. At the time, four other states had already created adult-use cannabis markets, including Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington. . Geoffrey Lawrence.

International Drug Policy Consortium “Big pharma seizes Brazilian market while medical cannabis bill is stalled”

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The Medical Cannabis Bill 399/2015, which aims to regulate the cultivation of industrial hemp and medical cannabis, and which has attracted opposition from a group of right-wing policymakers, is waiting for the deliberation of the Bureau of the Chamber of Deputies to advance to the next stage.

Story From New Jersey Emphasizes Need to Know Workplace Marijuana Policy

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Recent news from New Jersey illustrates the importance of knowing your workplace marijuana policy. The latest incident involving workplace marijuana policy came from the town of Woodland Park, New Jersey. Mayor Says Cannabis-Using Employees Can Lose Job .

NORML Publish Book Summarizing Hundreds of Studies Assessing the Safety and Efficacy of Cannabis for Patients ….Now Available on Kindle

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NORML is pleased to announce that its newly updated and revised publication, Clinical Applications for Cannabis & Cannabinoids: A Review of the Recent Scientific Literature, 2000 — 2021 , is now available for download on the Kindle app. Here’s the press release.

Santa Ana’s Cannabis Shop Policies Praised for Boosting Community Investment, But Questions Remain

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In 2018, officials asked voters to decide whether commercial cannabis should be allowed, placing Measure Y on the ballot. Their answer was “Yes,” and now City Hall licenses, regulates and taxes the legal cannabis shops operating in the city.

The Workplace Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Ontario has issued a policy on Cannabis for Medical Purposes.

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This may include providing you with health-care benefits and in some cases that may include medical cannabis. To decide if we can include medical cannabis in your benefit coverage, we will look at: whether you have one of the five designated work-related medical conditions in the policy. whether you’ve received a clinical assessment and medical cannabis treatment has been authorized by your treating health-care professional.

United Coalition of Cannabis Associations Successfully Advocated Amendments into AB 45, Establishing A Foundation for Comprehensive Cannabinoid Policy.

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The mission of the United Cannabis Business Association is to establish a comprehensive, statewide cannabinoid policy. It is in that same spirit that UCBA has spent the last three years advocating for responsible consumable hemp policy. The UCBA write.

Chacruna… Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review Panel: 2021 Comprehensive Report

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The initiative also created the Denver Psilocybin Policy Review Panel (“Panel”), which was required to report back to the City on the public safety and other impacts of decriminalization. The following authors contribute. Kevin Matthews. Shane LeMaster, B.A., LAC, CMPC.

Canadian Study Finds Marijuana Use Does Not Decrease Workplace Safety

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The study, titled Cannabis use and work-related injuries: a cross-sectional analysis, was published in the journal Occupational Medicine and was e-published by the U.S. Of these 2577 who had a work-related injury, 4% also reported being a cannabis user in the same period.