• Rick Steves to tour Michigan in support of legalization ballot measure
    Next week, legendary travel host Rick Steves will be visiting Michigan to give talks in support of Prop 1, the ballot initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana. Known for his hit PBS series “Rick Steves’ Europe,” Rick’s engaging personality and first-hand experience seeing the benefits of legalization in his home state of Washington make this an event you don’t want to miss. You can catch him in two locations, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor. Both speaking events are free and open to the public. The tour schedule is listed below. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 It’s Time for a New Approach: Rick Steves on why legalization is a better solution Time: 7:30 p.m., doors at 7:00 p.m. Location: Peter Martin Wege Theatre, 341 Ellsworth Ave. SW, Grand Rapids Cost: FREE Register here WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 It’s Time for a New Approach: Rick Steves on why legalization is a better solution Time: 8:30 p.m., doors at 8:00 p.m. Location: Rackham Amphitheatre, 915 E Washington St., Ann Arbor Cost: FREE Register here As a board member of NORML, Rick Steves has been a long-time advocate for sensible marijuana policies. Audiences around the country have heard his informative and entertaining talks on marijuana legalization, and now you have a chance to see him, too. Register for one of the events above and share the word by inviting friends and family. The post Rick Steves to tour Michigan in support of legalization ballot measure appeared first on MPP Blog. ... read more
    Source: Marijuana Policy ProjectPublished on 2018-09-27
  • Human Collective II Founder Sarah Bennett Vindicated in Lawsuit
    Pioneering founder of Oregon dispensary wins major settlement against former partners The former co-owner of Human Collective, one of Oregon’s The post Human Collective II Founder Sarah Bennett Vindicated in Lawsuit appeared first on Oregon Cannabis Connection. ... read more
    Source: Oregon Cannabis ConnectionPublished on 2018-09-26
  • NY: Medical marijuana program adds acute pain management as qualifying condition
    On Monday, September 24, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that adds acute pain management to the list of approved conditions eligible for treatment with medical marijuana as an alternative to opioid use. This new law formalizes regulations the New York State Department of Health issued in July, which added opioid replacement and opioid use disorder to the list. This is great news for patients! Access to medical marijuana is no longer limited to those suffering from chronic pain. This bill and regulations allow more patients who could benefit from medical marijuana a safe and effective alternative to highly addictive opioids. Find more information on New York’s medical marijuana program, including the list of qualifying conditions and how to register, here. The post NY: Medical marijuana program adds acute pain management as qualifying condition appeared first on MPP Blog. ... read more
    Source: Marijuana Policy ProjectPublished on 2018-09-26
  • Optilux LED Grow Light: The most powerful light in the world?
    We review the Otpilux LED Grow Light on a real cannabis grow to see how it performs. ... read more
    Source: The Weed BlogPublished on 2018-09-26
  • Cannabis Non-Compete Agreement? Send it Up in Smoke.
    Noncompetes aren’t always enforceable. Marijuana has been legal in Oregon for about three years now. Employees with specialized skills are starting to jump ship and head to competitors. What do you do, as an employer, if a candidate for employee shows you a non-competition agreement they signed with their former employer? Typically, the former employer will go after the employee to enforce the non-competition agreement, but the former employer may seek an injunction against your business to prohibit you from hiring the candidate.  Is there a way around this? Perhaps. First, you should consider whether the non-competition agreement is enforceable. As we’ve previously discussed, non-competition agreements in Oregon are highly disfavored. Non-competition agreements in Oregon are only enforceable if the employee was making at least the median income of a family of four at the time of termination and the employee was given the non-competition agreement at least two weeks prior to the commencement of employment, or if the non-competition agreement was entered into as a part of a bona-fide advancement with the employer. If these factors are not met, the agreements are not enforceable. However, this does not automatically invalidate the agreement. The Oregon Court of Appeals rules in Bernard v. S.B., Inc. that the employee must take affirmative steps to invalidate or void the obligation of the non-competition agreement. Meaning, they need to send a written notice to the former employer that they intend to void the agreement. Have an attorney review the agreement to determine if its enforceable in the first place, if it’s not, it may be easy for the potential employee to void the agreement and make it safe for you to hire the individual. Second, some employees may have entered into non-competition agreements in other states. Those agreements may be entirely enforceable under choice of law provisions in the agreements. What then? It’s time for negotiation skills. Some companies may not want to deal with the hassle of attempting to enforce a non-competition agreement and may agree to sign a waiver releasing the former employee from their obligations under the agreement. Others may truly want to enforce the non-competition agreement and refuse to release the employee from the agreement. At that point, you may want an attorney on your side to review the non-competition agreement and see if there is a way to avoid violating it. Perhaps the agreement only prohibits the employee from working with edibles, but you plan on utilizing the employee’s skills to clone plants, for example. Further, an attorney may ... read more
    Source: Canna Law Blog – OregonPublished on 2018-09-26
  • New York Gov. Cuomo Signs Law to Add Pain to MMJ List as Opioid Alternative
    This piece of legislation is a small but positive step in the right direction according to many. ... read more
    Source: The Weed BlogPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Today is National Voter Registration Day for the “Marijuana Midterms”!
    With just six weeks until Election Day, NORML has created educational tools for us to take when we go to the polls. ... read more
    Source: The Weed BlogPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Michigan legalization campaign wins a big endorsement
    Great news! The Detroit Free Press, one of Michigan’s largest media outlets, has endorsed the Yes on 1 legalization campaign! The paper’s supportive editorial echoed many of the Yes on 1 campaign’s core messages: marijuana prohibition wastes law enforcement resources, unfairly harms communities of color, and prevents the state from collecting millions in tax revenue that could fund critical social programs. This is a huge boost for Prop 1, but we have to make sure the momentum is carried forward into November. You can help the Yes on 1 team by making a donation here. Supporters can also promote the effort by picking up Yes on 1 gear from the new campaign store. There, you’ll find some great items, including t-shirts, hoodies, and yard signs, with the official Yes on 1 logo. We’re just a few weeks away from Election Day (November 6). Michigan residents should visit the Secretary of State’s voter page to get information about polling locations, absentee voting, and more. The deadline to register to vote is October 9. If you’re not already registered, click here for the registration form. Be sure to fill it out and deliver it to your city or town clerk’s office by October 9. If you have friends or family in Michigan, please forward this email to them and ask them to vote “Yes” on Prop 1. I’m confident that if enough people pitch in, we’ll be celebrating another major victory on November 6. The post Michigan legalization campaign wins a big endorsement appeared first on MPP Blog. ... read more
    Source: Marijuana Policy ProjectPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Grammy Nominee Lil Yachty to Star in How High 2, Sequel Premiere in Spring 2019
    Grammy Nominated Artist Lil Yachty to Star in MTV's How High 2, with the Sequel Premiering in Spring of 2019. ... read more
    Source: The Weed BlogPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Breaking: White Dallas Police Officer Who Murdered Botham Jean is Fired
    It is rare that a white police officer who kills a black man receives this kind of discipline prior to a hearing. ... read more
    Source: The Weed BlogPublished on 2018-09-24
  • US Navy patents terpene aviation fuel blends
    Jets may be flying on a greener fuel source soon as the US Navy continues to research terpene fuels ... read more
    Source: The Weed BlogPublished on 2018-09-24
  • US Border Officials: Canadians Involved In Legal Marijuana Industry Will Be Barred Entry
    From NORML US Immigration and Nationality Act states that foreigners are ineligible to enter the US if they are “determined The post US Border Officials: Canadians Involved In Legal Marijuana Industry Will Be Barred Entry appeared first on Oregon Cannabis Connection. ... read more
    Source: Oregon Cannabis ConnectionPublished on 2018-09-24
  • Ohio Cannabis Cultivator Raises Thousands for Government Pot Auditor
    Remember Ohio’s failed 2015 bid to legalize marijuana? Here’s a refresher because it is germane to today’s story. ... read more
    Source: The Weed BlogPublished on 2018-09-24
  • Weird News Review: Stoned Lobsters, Weed Museum, Who Cares if your Wife Vapes?
    Stoned Lobsters...right, wrong or a waste? Cannabis museum in Las Vegas. If you're sober, should your partner abstain? ... read more
    Source: The Weed BlogPublished on 2018-09-23
  • God, Cannabis, and Lots of Conflicting Information
    Many claim cannabis was mentioned in the Bible. Different translations of the text make it challenging to know for sure. ... read more
    Source: The Weed BlogPublished on 2018-09-23
 
  • Rick Steves to tour Michigan in support of legalization ballot measure
    Next week, legendary travel host Rick Steves will be visiting Michigan to give talks in support of Prop 1, the ballot initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana. Known for his hit PBS series “Rick Steves’ Europe,” Rick’s engaging personality and first-hand experience seeing the benefits of legalization in his home state of Washington make this an event you don’t want to miss. You can catch him in two locations, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor. Both speaking events are free and open to the public. The tour schedule is listed below. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 It’s Time for a New Approach: Rick Steves on why legalization is a better solution Time: 7:30 p.m., doors at 7:00 p.m. Location: Peter Martin Wege Theatre, 341 Ellsworth Ave. SW, Grand Rapids Cost: FREE Register here WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 It’s Time for a New Approach: Rick Steves on why legalization is a better solution Time: 8:30 p.m., doors at 8:00 p.m. Location: Rackham Amphitheatre, 915 E Washington St., Ann Arbor Cost: FREE Register here As a board member of NORML, Rick Steves has been a long-time advocate for sensible marijuana policies. Audiences around the country have heard his informative and entertaining talks on marijuana legalization, and now you have a chance to see him, too. Register for one of the events above and share the word by inviting friends and family. The post Rick Steves to tour Michigan in support of legalization ballot measure appeared first on MPP Blog. ... read more
    Source: Marijuana Policy ProjectPublished on 2018-09-27
  • Human Collective II Founder Sarah Bennett Vindicated in Lawsuit
    Pioneering founder of Oregon dispensary wins major settlement against former partners The former co-owner of Human Collective, one of Oregon’s The post Human Collective II Founder Sarah Bennett Vindicated in Lawsuit appeared first on Oregon Cannabis Connection. ... read more
    Source: Oregon Cannabis ConnectionPublished on 2018-09-26
  • NY: Medical marijuana program adds acute pain management as qualifying condition
    On Monday, September 24, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that adds acute pain management to the list of approved conditions eligible for treatment with medical marijuana as an alternative to opioid use. This new law formalizes regulations the New York State Department of Health issued in July, which added opioid replacement and opioid use disorder to the list. This is great news for patients! Access to medical marijuana is no longer limited to those suffering from chronic pain. This bill and regulations allow more patients who could benefit from medical marijuana a safe and effective alternative to highly addictive opioids. Find more information on New York’s medical marijuana program, including the list of qualifying conditions and how to register, here. The post NY: Medical marijuana program adds acute pain management as qualifying condition appeared first on MPP Blog. ... read more
    Source: Marijuana Policy ProjectPublished on 2018-09-26
  • Optilux LED Grow Light: The most powerful light in the world?
    We review the Otpilux LED Grow Light on a real cannabis grow to see how it performs. ... read more
    Source: The Weed BlogPublished on 2018-09-26
  • Cannabis Non-Compete Agreement? Send it Up in Smoke.
    Noncompetes aren’t always enforceable. Marijuana has been legal in Oregon for about three years now. Employees with specialized skills are starting to jump ship and head to competitors. What do you do, as an employer, if a candidate for employee shows you a non-competition agreement they signed with their former employer? Typically, the former employer will go after the employee to enforce the non-competition agreement, but the former employer may seek an injunction against your business to prohibit you from hiring the candidate.  Is there a way around this? Perhaps. First, you should consider whether the non-competition agreement is enforceable. As we’ve previously discussed, non-competition agreements in Oregon are highly disfavored. Non-competition agreements in Oregon are only enforceable if the employee was making at least the median income of a family of four at the time of termination and the employee was given the non-competition agreement at least two weeks prior to the commencement of employment, or if the non-competition agreement was entered into as a part of a bona-fide advancement with the employer. If these factors are not met, the agreements are not enforceable. However, this does not automatically invalidate the agreement. The Oregon Court of Appeals rules in Bernard v. S.B., Inc. that the employee must take affirmative steps to invalidate or void the obligation of the non-competition agreement. Meaning, they need to send a written notice to the former employer that they intend to void the agreement. Have an attorney review the agreement to determine if its enforceable in the first place, if it’s not, it may be easy for the potential employee to void the agreement and make it safe for you to hire the individual. Second, some employees may have entered into non-competition agreements in other states. Those agreements may be entirely enforceable under choice of law provisions in the agreements. What then? It’s time for negotiation skills. Some companies may not want to deal with the hassle of attempting to enforce a non-competition agreement and may agree to sign a waiver releasing the former employee from their obligations under the agreement. Others may truly want to enforce the non-competition agreement and refuse to release the employee from the agreement. At that point, you may want an attorney on your side to review the non-competition agreement and see if there is a way to avoid violating it. Perhaps the agreement only prohibits the employee from working with edibles, but you plan on utilizing the employee’s skills to clone plants, for example. Further, an attorney may ... read more
    Source: Canna Law Blog – OregonPublished on 2018-09-26
  • New York Gov. Cuomo Signs Law to Add Pain to MMJ List as Opioid Alternative
    This piece of legislation is a small but positive step in the right direction according to many. ... read more
    Source: The Weed BlogPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Today is National Voter Registration Day for the “Marijuana Midterms”!
    With just six weeks until Election Day, NORML has created educational tools for us to take when we go to the polls. ... read more
    Source: The Weed BlogPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Michigan legalization campaign wins a big endorsement
    Great news! The Detroit Free Press, one of Michigan’s largest media outlets, has endorsed the Yes on 1 legalization campaign! The paper’s supportive editorial echoed many of the Yes on 1 campaign’s core messages: marijuana prohibition wastes law enforcement resources, unfairly harms communities of color, and prevents the state from collecting millions in tax revenue that could fund critical social programs. This is a huge boost for Prop 1, but we have to make sure the momentum is carried forward into November. You can help the Yes on 1 team by making a donation here. Supporters can also promote the effort by picking up Yes on 1 gear from the new campaign store. There, you’ll find some great items, including t-shirts, hoodies, and yard signs, with the official Yes on 1 logo. We’re just a few weeks away from Election Day (November 6). Michigan residents should visit the Secretary of State’s voter page to get information about polling locations, absentee voting, and more. The deadline to register to vote is October 9. If you’re not already registered, click here for the registration form. Be sure to fill it out and deliver it to your city or town clerk’s office by October 9. If you have friends or family in Michigan, please forward this email to them and ask them to vote “Yes” on Prop 1. I’m confident that if enough people pitch in, we’ll be celebrating another major victory on November 6. The post Michigan legalization campaign wins a big endorsement appeared first on MPP Blog. ... read more
    Source: Marijuana Policy ProjectPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Grammy Nominee Lil Yachty to Star in How High 2, Sequel Premiere in Spring 2019
    Grammy Nominated Artist Lil Yachty to Star in MTV's How High 2, with the Sequel Premiering in Spring of 2019. ... read more
    Source: The Weed BlogPublished on 2018-09-25
  • Breaking: White Dallas Police Officer Who Murdered Botham Jean is Fired
    It is rare that a white police officer who kills a black man receives this kind of discipline prior to a hearing. ... read more
    Source: The Weed BlogPublished on 2018-09-24
  • US Navy patents terpene aviation fuel blends
    Jets may be flying on a greener fuel source soon as the US Navy continues to research terpene fuels ... read more
    Source: The Weed BlogPublished on 2018-09-24
  • US Border Officials: Canadians Involved In Legal Marijuana Industry Will Be Barred Entry
    From NORML US Immigration and Nationality Act states that foreigners are ineligible to enter the US if they are “determined The post US Border Officials: Canadians Involved In Legal Marijuana Industry Will Be Barred Entry appeared first on Oregon Cannabis Connection. ... read more
    Source: Oregon Cannabis ConnectionPublished on 2018-09-24
  • Ohio Cannabis Cultivator Raises Thousands for Government Pot Auditor
    Remember Ohio’s failed 2015 bid to legalize marijuana? Here’s a refresher because it is germane to today’s story. ... read more
    Source: The Weed BlogPublished on 2018-09-24
  • Weird News Review: Stoned Lobsters, Weed Museum, Who Cares if your Wife Vapes?
    Stoned Lobsters...right, wrong or a waste? Cannabis museum in Las Vegas. If you're sober, should your partner abstain? ... read more
    Source: The Weed BlogPublished on 2018-09-23
  • God, Cannabis, and Lots of Conflicting Information
    Many claim cannabis was mentioned in the Bible. Different translations of the text make it challenging to know for sure. ... read more
    Source: The Weed BlogPublished on 2018-09-23