Legal
Connecticut Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employee Fired for Smoking Marijuana on the Job

Connecticut Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employee Fired for Smoking Marijuana on the Job

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.

Legal
Oregon Man Stumbles Across Porta-Potty Filled with Weed

Oregon Man Stumbles Across Porta-Potty Filled with Weed

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.

Politics
Will the Government Screw Up Marijuana Legalization?

Will the Government Screw Up Marijuana Legalization?

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.

Politics
Top 5 Signs the Drug War on Marijuana Is Ending

Top 5 Signs the Drug War on Marijuana Is Ending

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: