Cincinnati May Stop Testing Some Job Applicants For Marijuana Use

Job applicants seeking employment with the city of Cincinnati may soon no longer have to face a drug test for marijuana. That is the underlying motivation behind a pair of proposals being considered by the Cincinnati city council, which this week heard arguments over how the city government treats cannabis use among prospective employees. One

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Utah Vape Stores Sue Department Of Health Over Restriction On Flavored E-Cigs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several Utah vape shops sued the state’s Department of Health over its emergency rule restricting the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid a national outbreak of lung damage linked to vaping. In the lawsuit filed Monday, retailers claimed there is no evidence to suggest flavored e-cigarettes are causing lung damage and

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Calyx Introduces New and Improved Concentrates Container

Cannabis packaging products manufacturer Calyx Containers will be introducing a new glass container for concentrates with a novel square design later this year. Partnering with German engineers, the company set out to design a child-resistant glass container with an innovative square shape, which incorporates senior-friendly ergonomic features while providing maximum access to the product inside.

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Pure Green Plays Crucial Role In High Times’ Debut Oregon Cannabis Cup

By now, you may already know that High Times is hosting the inaugural Oregon Cannabis Cup. What you may not know, however, is that one of Oregon’s original licensed dispensaries is also behind the groundbreaking, highly-anticipated event happening at Portland’s North Warehouse on October 26. An innovative cannabis brand in the heart of Portland’s famous

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Bulletin Warns Law Enforcement Agencies Against Fentanyl Disguised As Weed

A local television news station in Utah reported on Tuesday that a bulletin has been issued to law enforcement agencies warning officers of the dangers of fentanyl “disguised to look like marijuana.” Citing an “internal law enforcement bulletin” of unidentified origin, KUTV in Salt Lake City reported in an online written story that instances of

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Miami Beach Commissioners Vote Unanimously To Ban Public Smoking Of Weed

Miami Beach commissioners have voted unanimously to make public cannabis consumption a criminal offense. And according to law enforcement, there’s one rowdy visitor to thank for the new ordinance. Captain Daniel Morgalo says someone climbed on top of a cop car during a “Columbus Day” celebration to proudly smoke a joint. And without that incident,

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Mexican Committees Introduce Draft Legislation To Legalize Recreational Cannabis

The Mexican Supreme Court mandated an October 24 deadline for the national legalization of cannabis, and Senate committees have announced a draft of legislation that could finally make cannabis legal in the country. The bill would establish a government agency to oversee marijuana activities, and requires a special permission for home grows, which are capped

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FDA Endorses Tobacco Pouches As Safer Than Cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, U.S. health regulators have endorsed a brand of tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes, a decision that could open the door to other less risky options for smokers. The milestone announcement on Tuesday from the Food and Drug Administration marks the government’s first backing of a so-called

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Georgia’s New Medical Cannabis Program Hits A Standstill After Just Six Months

Earlier this year, it appeared that Georgia had fully embraced medical marijuana with the signing of a new law that allowed the cultivation and distribution of it in the state. But six months later, the fledgling program has stalled, leaving patients there unable to procure the treatment.  A report this week from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Massachusetts’ Short-Term Ban On The Sale Of Vaping Products To Remain In Effect

BOSTON (AP) — A state judge on Monday allowed Massachusetts’ four-month ban on the sale of all vaping products to remain in effect but said Gov. Charlie Baker had failed to follow required procedures in enacting the measure. Immediately lifting the ban as requested by the vaping industry “would contravene the public interest,” Suffolk Superior

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