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Democrats urge Biden administration to deschedule marijuana

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are putting new pressure on the Biden administration to ease federal restrictions on marijuana in a new letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration on Tuesday as it considers rescheduling cannabis after it was federally classified more than five decades ago. The Department of Health and Human Services formally recommended in August that the DEA move […]

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California and Washington employers must adjust marijuana testing procedures by January 2024

Significant changes are on the horizon for employers in California and Washington. Effective January 1, 2024, new legislative measures, California Assembly Bill 2188 (AB 2188), Senate Bill 700 (SB 700), and Washington State Senate Bill 5123 (SB 5123), will restrict employers from taking adverse actions against job applicants based on their off-duty use of cannabis […]

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Everything you need to know about the way cannabis affects your brain

With cannabis use rising around the world, questions about how the drug interacts with our brain are becoming ever more important. Can marijuana improve our sleep? Boost creative thinking? Make food taste better?  In our Science of cannabis series, we interrogate the biggest and boldest claims about the drug. We topple common myths about cannabis (sorry, lighting […]

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Thousands of California Cultivators Call it Quits Amid Wider Slowdown

While several segments have contracted, cultivators have taken the largest hit. While it’s no secret that California cannabis companies have been struggling for years, it wasn’t until this year that the legal marijuana market actually began to shrink noticeably. Now it’s down by almost 29%, according to permit statistics from the state’s Department of Cannabis […]

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