CBD oil has been gaining more and more popularity in the sports world as a way to heal and recover quicker from injuries and general soreness. Smoking or ingesting CBD is also a way to utilize the healing properties of the cannabis plant and pass drug tests, since many companies and leagues (like the UFC) only test for THC.
Last week the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that an employee who had been fired after being caught smoking marijuana at work was punished too harshly and should be reinstated to his job.
An arbitrator has previously ruled that Gregory Linhoff shouldn’t have been fired from his maintenance job at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington; instead he should have been suspended and put on probation due to his spotless record going back 14 years on the job.
Next time you’re girding yourself to step into a public Porta-Potty, remember: there could be something really great in there! Last week an Oregon man was walking his dog through the park when he stopped to use the bathroom. When he opened the Porta-Potty door, instead of being greeted by a plethora of assaulting smells and sights, he found it stuffed to the gills with marijuana plants.
“God?” he wondered.
Coming off the blow from the DEA regarding the rescheduling of marijuana last week, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has taken a much friendlier stance on cannabis.
According to The Cannabist, a senior policy adviser said that, if elected, Clinton will reschedule marijuana to a Schedule II substance.
We hear it all the time: legal marijuana needs to be “tightly regulated.” There needs to be certain “rules” and “restrictions” and “licenses.” As more states legalize cannabis, more hoops are created for people to jump through to get into the industry.
Of course, in relative terms, jumping through hoops is better than going to jail or having a criminal record. And in terms of economic activity and jobs, a heavily-regulated legal cannabis industry is better than no industry at all. But the legal marijuana industry has the potential to be so much more.
I want to start out by saying that we have NOT won the war! This is absolutely NOT over and it’s not even close to over. People are still being arrested in this country for small amounts of possession and we are still throwing people away for life for drug offenses. You can rape a child and spend a handful of years in jail but you can possess a pound of marijuana and do life! Clearly there is plenty of work to be done. With that said, here are the Top 5 Signs the Drug War on Marijuana Is Ending: