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Oregon Might Make It Illegal To Fire Employees For Off-Duty Weed Use

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Oregon regulators are considering a law which would protect workers for legal off-duty cannabis use. The law would represent a progressive act in the nation, where more and more states offer legal marijuana programs while employers can still punish them for legal, sometimes doctor-recommended activity.Oregon’s Legislative Concept 2152 would m

Study Shows THC Can Alter Genetic Makeup Of Sperm

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Researchers have made a profound discovery in the field of cannabis science: even sperm can get high. A new study from Duke University indicates that heavy marijuana use in men can change the genetic makeup of their sperm, and might even alter genes which are passed on to their children.The study, published in journal Epigenetics and reported in Sk

Inmate Sues Prison For Religious Freedom To Smoke Cannabis

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A Rastafarian inmate has filed a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina prisons department, citing what he considers a series of violations of his constitutional right to practice his religion.In a handwritten court filing, inmate James Rose accused the state’s prison system of denying his right to wear his hair in dreadlocks and use cann

Michigan Weed Businesses Use Gift Economy To Get Around State Laws

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It’s a Christmas miracle! After a disappointing start to Michigan’s career as a cannabis-legal state, some businesses have found a solution to make it work: just give their weed away.Michigan legalized marijuana on December 6, but the program the state created left something to be desired. Namely, you still couldn’t buy weed. As o

Firefighter Busted For Making Extracts In The Fire Station

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The plan was to fight fire with fire extract, but now it appears that the fire-fire plan has backfired. Travis Allen, a Lieutenant with the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue in Florida, was arrested Monday after deputies discovered his efforts to make sweet cannabis extract inside the local firehouse.Some reports, however, are pretty misleading about

Is Canada Causing A “Brain Drain” Of Top Cannabis Talent?

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Cannabis is a booming industry worth billions upon billions, so it kind of hurts the American industry’s can-do spirit to see Canada get there first. While the United States struggles to figure out what it wants to do about legal cannabis, Canada has pulled ahead and become the first global power with nationwide legalization.Roughly two month

Hemp Legalization Is Now In The Hands Of President Trump

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One of the most important federal cannabis bills to ever pass through Congress is now on Trump’s desk. The 2018 Farm Bill, an $867 billion overhaul of farming oversight passed the House of Representatives with whopping bipartisan support, 386-47.The bill does a whole lot of things, but of most urgent concern here: it legalizes hemp. Well, it

Weed Is Officially Legal In Michigan - You Just Can’t Buy It Anywhere

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Recreational adult cannabis use went full legal in Michigan last week, making the state the first in the Midwest with a legalized marijuana program. So, that makes for some history in a nation plagued by a destructive drug war for generations.But, black lining on that silver cloud: you still can’t buy legal weed anywhere in Michigan.“Pe

Are Christmas Tree Farmers Switching To Weed Grows?

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More weed legalization and more weed tolerance has come at a terrible price. Christmas as we know it may soon be no more, if reports from Fortune Magazine can be believed.In a hard-hitting expose on the uncanny spike in Christmas tree prices in recent years, the magazine proposed a surprising hypothesis. Supply has gone down as tree farmers, it cla

How Extract Suppliers Are Fighting Counterfeit Vape Cartridges

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It’s a sign of success: major weed vape manufacturers now have the same problem as Air Jordans, Rolex watches, and Gucci bags: knock-offs.Merry Jane is reporting on a glut of counterfeit hash cartridges which have flooded markets all over the world, especially in areas of the United States without permissive medical or recreational marijuana

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