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Mexican president signs medical marijuana legalization decree

June 23, 2017

Mexican President Pena Nieto made it official this week: His nation is the latest to legalize cannabis for medical purposes.Many of the details of the country’s MMJ program are still unclear, and it seems that only low-THC marijuana will be permitted, which could mean the black market and Mexican ...
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Bid to legalize marijuana in Vermont goes up in smoke

June 22, 2017

A measure that would have made Vermont the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes through the state legislature died in a special session Wednesday after a quiet lobbying campaign by legalization opponents.The bill, which had passed the state Senate, did not earn enough votes in...
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$1.8 million judgment against Sno. County PUD for violating WA discrimination law

June 21, 2017

On Wednesday (6/21), a public utility district in the state of Washington (Snohomish Dist. 1) was ordered to pay a former employee $1,815,953.78 for violating the Washington Law Against Discrimination when it fired her for allegedly being under the influence of a narcotic at work.  A drug test ...
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Will Philadelphia Eliminate Marijuana Drug Testing?

June 13, 2017

Philadelphia’s Mayor, who said marijuana drug testing keeps people out of the job market, is open to talking about alternatives.June 13, 2017 by Christopher “Flood the Drummer®” Norris Philadelphia government can’t legalize marijuana but it does have the flexibility to make life easier...
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FL, Gov. Scott: 'I Absolutely Will Sign' Medical Marijuana Bill

June 12, 2017

TALLAHASSEE — More patients will soon be able to buy medical marijuana in Florida after state lawmakers passed legislation Friday putting into effect a constitutional amendment passed by 71 percent of voters.Under that constitutional amendment, patients with a number of conditions including cancer...
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Kentucky Fried Chicken Sued By EEOC For Disability Discrimination

June 12, 2017

PRESS RELEASE6-12-17Kentucky Fried Chicken Sued By EEOC For Disability DiscriminationOwner Fired Employee for Taking Prescribed Medications for Bipolar Disorder, Federal Agency ChargesATLANTA - Hester Foods, Inc., the operator of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant franchise in Dublin, Ga., violated...
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Quest Diagnostics: Mapping Drug Use in the U.S. Workforce

June 09, 2017

Quest Diagnostics: Mapping Drug Use in the U.S. Workforce Posted: 09 Jun 2017 11:00 AM PDTWhat drugs are popular in my county? How does workplace drug use in my state compare to the rest of the country? Has drug use in the American workforce changed significantly during the past decade? Employe...
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Scottsdale Car Dealership to Pay $45,000 To Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

June 08, 2017

Bell Lexus and The Berge Group Refused to Hire Woman Because of a Prescription Drug She Took for Her Disability, Federal Agency ChargedPHOENIX - Two Scottsdale, Ariz., companies will pay $45,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employme...
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New Requirements for Federal Railway Administration (FRA) 'Maintenance-Of-Way' Workers Take Effect June 12, 2017

June 06, 2017

Under the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act, the Department of Transportation is required to implement Drug and Alcohol testing programs within various transportation industries. Drug and alcohol testing has been required by the FRA for railroad industry employees since 1986. The general p...
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SAMHSA: 2017 HHS Certified Laboratories & Initial Test Facilities List

June 05, 2017

The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has posted the current list of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Certified Laboratories and initial test facilities which meet minimum standards for federal /Department of Transportation (DOT) testing:&nb...
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