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Activists Hand Out Over 8,000 Joints at Trump Inauguration

Activists Hand Out Over 8,000 Joints at Trump Inauguration

Protests were everywhere on Inauguration Day, including some that turned violent. But one protest seemed to fly under the radar on the day that Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States: a protest organized by DCMJ, the group behind the successful effort in Washington D.C. in 2014 to legalize the recreational use and possession of marijuana.

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NJ Judge Rules Workers’ Compensation Must Pay for Man’s Medical Marijuana

NJ Judge Rules Workers’ Compensation Must Pay for Man’s Medical Marijuana

An Administration Law Judge in New Jersey has ruled that a man’s medical marijuana must be paid for by his employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.

Andrew Watson injured his hand while working at 84 Lumber in 2014. He qualified for the state’s very limited medical marijuana program that year but, after buying a little more than 2 ounces, he stopped using it due to it being prohibitively expensive (an ounce of medical marijuana in NJ costs, on average, almost $500).