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Vermont: Limited marijuana legalization clears Legislature

May 11, 2017

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger.comWith a historic vote Wednesday, the Vermont Legislature became the first in the country to send a marijuana legalization bill to its governor.The House passed the latest version of a legalization proposal on a vote of 79-66. With the House's approval, the bill, S.22,...
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ABC calls for mandatory drug testing for all NYC construction workers

May 10, 2017

ABC calls for mandatory drug testing for all NYC construction workersHighlights:-The Associated Builders and Contractors Empire State Chapter has petitioned the New York City Council to implement mandatory drug and alcohol testing for all city construction workers, according to Real Estate Weekly.&n...
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Join Bill Judge & the Encompass Compliance Team at DATIA 2017!

May 09, 2017

The Encompass Compliance team will again be in attendance at this year's Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) 2017 Annual Conference. If you are interested in a personal demo of our Risk Shield Solution while at the conference, please email us at support@encompinc.com to...
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Alabama court: State's Workers' Compensation Law Unconstitutional

May 09, 2017

A Circuit Court Judge in Alabama has effectively struck down the state's entire Workers Compensation law. Holding that two clauses of the state's Workers Compensation statute were unconstitutional, the court added that Alabama has long had a "non-severability" clause included in the Workers Compensa...
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Trumps Stance on Medical Marijuana & Huge Budget Cuts for ONDCP

May 08, 2017

President Donald Trump issued his first statement on medical marijuana since he took office.Trump on Friday signed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that will keep the federal government funded through September 30.The congressionally approved bill includes a rider — the Rohrabacher - Blumenau...
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Encompass Compliance Corporation (ENCC) Selected by a Major Lab Announcement to be Made at DATIA

May 04, 2017

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --Encompass Compliance Corp. (OTC PINK: ENCC) has been selected by one of the largest drug testing laboratories (Labs) to provide real-time industry updates and Risk Shield Services to their respective customers.  The official announcement wil...
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Congress keeps medical marijuana protections in budget deal

May 01, 2017

  Congress unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill Monday that includes a provision to extend key protections for state-licensed medical marijuana businesses through the end of September.The MMJ amendment has been closely watched given the new Trump administration’s mixed messages about c...
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Mexico's lower house approves medical uses of marijuana

April 28, 2017

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MEXICO CITY — Apr 28, 2017, 10:21 PM ET Mexico's lower house overwhelmingly passed a bill Friday approving the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, the latest in a series of legal changes and court rulings that have somewhat relaxed cannabis laws in Mexico.The meas...
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DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 27, 2017

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, to be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educat...
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High on the Job: Fighting the painkiller epidemic

April 27, 2017

Not to put your co-workers on the spot, but if you look around your office, there's a chance some of them are popping powerful painkillers and that can impact you.The Department of Health and Human Services says one out of 10 workers are abusing opioids.  It depends on what you do for a living....
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