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Medical Marijuana is Coming—Is Your Business Ready?
Category: Employment, Medical Marijuana
In 2018, Arkansas businesses will face for the first time the prospect that job applicants and employees will produce a medical marijuana registry ID card approved by the Arkansas Department of Health (“ADH”) in response to a failed drug test. In fact, as of October 26, 2017, the ADH has already…
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First Time For Everything—Court Determines Federal Law Does Not Preempt State Medical Marijuana Law's Employee Protections
Category: Employment, Medical Marijuana
Earlier this month, a Connecticut federal district court held that federal laws prohibiting use and sale of marijuana do not preempt Connecticut’s Palliative Use of Marijuana Act (“PUMA”), which expressly protects job applicants and employees from employment discrimination due to medical marijuana…
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Changing Course, Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission Will Award Dispensary Licenses Based on Merit
Category: Medical Marijuana
The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission (the “Commission”) announced two refinements to the application process for medical marijuana dispensary licenses at a public hearing on Friday, April 7, 2017: Applications will be evaluated based on merit criteria. This is a change from the application…
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