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Israel Allows Public Use and Possession of Medical Marijuana
The Health Ministry of Israel has recently released new regulations on marijuana possession and use in public. According to new directives, prescribed medical marijuana can be used by patients in public as oil or vapor. The regulations came into effect immediately after their release. Though the most common method of consuming marijuana is smoking, the ministry still bans it in public.
May 23, 2017 12:45 PM
What States Allow Recreational Marijuana Use in Public Places?
Alaska has recently rejected an initiative that would allow the use of marijuana at retail pot stores. What states with recreational cannabis are more tolerant to the public consumption of weed? Here is a list of states that legalized the recreational use of marijuana and their positions toward pot use in public spaces.
Mar 9, 2017 12:30 PM
How Will New Labor Standards Change California Cannabis Industry?
The cannabis industry in California is famous for its growing farms, but the majority of its workers are migrants who moved there for earning untaxed cash wages. In 2018, the state is going to put into effect new labor regulations aimed to give the weed industry the same status as any other agricultural industry has. So, how will new labor standards change the California cannabis industry?
Mar 8, 2017 12:20 PM
7 Areas Where Human Rights Are Limited for Marijuana Users
Though marijuana use is legalized in 28 American states, legal pot users still face a lot of limitations of their human rights if they decide to openly consume weed. Unfortunately, even those states that try to develop a pot-friendly environment can do little with federal limitations.
Feb 9, 2017 11:15 AM
5 Employer's Concerns Over Cannabis Use at Work
The issue of cannabis use in the workplace has increased in importance after six more states legalized marijuana last November. Despite the obvious benefits of marijuana legally improving the health of a greater amount of people, employers are raising concerns over the possible negative impact of weed use on workplace safety and productivity. There is a list of the major issues employers have with marijuana use in the workplace.
Jan 10, 2017 12:20 PM
Former Soviet Republic Demands Marijuana Decriminalization
After marijuana initiatives were approved in eight more American states, Georgia, a former Soviet republic, has begun openly demanding weed decriminalization. Georgian drug policy has not been changed since the Soviet occupation, but the recent events overseas inspired the country residents to fight for their rights.
Nov 28, 2016 12:10 PM
Why Are Marijuana Users Still Prohibited From Possessing Guns?
Cannabis has been recently legalized in many states for medical and recreational purposes. However, weed enthusiasts are still confused with the federal law that forbids to sell guns to the individuals who consume illegal drugs. Let us find out why marijuana users are still denied the right to possess guns.
Nov 27, 2016 12:15 PM
Legal Marijuana Poses Problems for Gun Buyers
Last week, voters in eight states approved marijuana-related ballot initiatives. Now, 28 states and Washington D.C. allow medical cannabis use, including eight that have also legalized recreational use.
Nov 20, 2016 12:15 PM
Marijuana Card Holders Not Allowed to Purchase Guns. Is It Fair?
If you are a licensed marijuana user, nobody will sell you a firearm, as it is prohibited by the federal ban. You might argue that it is a breach of the American human rights, but judicial authorities have an opposite point of view.
Sep 7, 2016 9:15 AM
War Against Weed Gummy Bears
The world of cannabis-infused edibles is big, the choice is wide, but it seems that not everyone is happy about such an abundance of different varieties of products.
Jun 18, 2016 9:10 AM
Is Marijuana Use a Human Right?
In 2015, Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that producing, possessing, and consuming marijuana were human rights.
Jun 16, 2016 9:05 AM
One American Per Minute Arrested for Marijuana Possession
Nationwide, one in approximately twenty arrests is for simple marijuana possession. Although the total number of arrests for marijuana possession in the United States decreased in almost a half between 2010 and 2014, marijuana-related arrests remain near record-high levels.
Jun 11, 2016 9:10 AM
Ohioans Using Medical Cannabis Risk Their Jobs
The forthcoming legalization of medical marijuana in Ohio will not abridge the right of local employers to fire workers for consuming legally-prescribed cannabis.
Jun 8, 2016 9:10 AM
Protect Human Rights, Disregard UN Drug Convention, Dutch Study Urges
Positive human rights obligations are an essential part of the process of cannabis legalization. Usually, the debates over this issue center on a certain set of obligations such as protecting citizens, stopping criminal activity, and keeping the public healthy.
Jun 6, 2016 9:25 AM