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New Rulings on Medical Marijuana Use Go Against Employers
10/2/2018 - Although State courts in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island have previously ruled in favor of the job seeker, this case in Connecticut represents the first time a federal court has found against the employer as well. This September, Judge Jeffrey Meyer found that it was a violation of Connecticut State law to discriminate based on medical marijuana use although he did not award punitive damages to the claimant.
Coca-Cola is Considering a Move into the Growing Market of Cannabis-infused Drinks
9/17/2018 - Beverage giant Coca-Cola is apparently considering adding CBD-infused beverages to its “functional wellness drinks” line. Bloomberg first reported that the company was in talks with a Canadian cannabis company, Aurora Cannabis. Addtionally, a few beer companies are considering, or, the case of Heineken have already developed, THC-infused beers.
Marijuana Bill Scheduled for Congressional Vite this Week
9/10/2018 - For the first time in history, a cannabis reform bill may make it through a Republican-controlled Congress. If passed, the bill will open up the stranglehold that the Universoty of Mississippi has on the production of marijuana for research purposes. While many are happy with this result, there is concern that other elements of the bill will marginalize African Americans and other people of color due to its exclusion of people with a drug-related criminal histories.
“The Scientist” is a documentary that traces the story of Dr Mechoulam from his early days as a child of the Holocaust in Bulgaria, through his immigration to Israel, and his career as the chief investigator into the chemistry and biology of the world’s most misunderstood plant. Dr. Mechoulam ascertained that THC interacts with the largest receptor system in the human body, the endocannabinoid system (ECS).