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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.

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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.

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DEA Compares Marijuana Grow Operations to Meth Houses

DEA Compares Marijuana Grow Operations to Meth Houses

A new report from the Drug Enforcement Administration about marijuana growing operations in Colorado is entitled "Residential Marijuana Grows in Colorado: The New Meth Houses?"

The basic premise of the report is that growers in Colorado are using loopholes in the state’s recreational and medical marijuana laws to create massive grows in suburban homes that suck up electricity and often leave the houses “uninhabitable” because of alterations the growers perform on the house.

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Arizona Rules That Smelling Like Weed Could Get You Searched

Arizona Rules That Smelling Like Weed Could Get You Searched

While recreational marijuana is only legal in a small part of this country, half of America has legalized medical marijuana. And, while some states are stricter than others regarding the approved MMJ ailments (looking at you, Illinois), it is still legal for patients to possess and consume marijuana. Arizona is one of these states, and that’s why a new law regarding the odor of marijuana is so strange.

On Monday, the Arizona State Supreme Court ruled that the smell of marijuana is enough to warrant a search of a person’s home or car. Again, this is weird because medical marijuana has been legal in Arizona since 2011.

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Three Dead, One Critical in Shooting at Oregon Marijuana & Blueberry Farm

Three Dead, One Critical in Shooting at Oregon Marijuana & Blueberry Farm

Three people were gunned down at an Oregon farm Monday morning that grew both marijuana and blueberries, according to officials.

Bonaficio Oseguera-Gonzalez, 29, was taken by police about two hours after the shooting 40 miles away from the Woodburn farm. Though the farm was growing marijuana in addition to produce, officials do not believe the murders were related to the cannabis grow.

Two men were found already dead by officers at the farm. Another man and a woman were rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds, where the woman also died of her injuries.

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New Law Requires Colorado Schools to Permit Medical Marijuana on Campus

New Law Requires Colorado Schools to Permit Medical Marijuana on Campus

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed a bill into law that now requires school districts to adjust policy to allow students to use medical marijuana.

Back in 2015, Jefferson County resident Stacy Linn and her son Jack Splitt, who uses medical marijuana to treat his cerebral palsy, won a major court battle to allow MMJ use in Colorado schools. However, even after that, not one school district in Colorado changed its individual drug policy to allow medical cannabis.