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MD: Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill
Posted on 11 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

ANNAPOLIS, MD - Salem-News.com reports that the Maryland Senate, by a vote of 35-12, passed SB 627, which would enable qualified patients to obtain medical marijuana prescribed by their doctor and receive safe access to the medicine through state-licensed... Read More

CA: Federal Judge to Issue Ruling on Access to Medical Marijuana Under Americans With Disabilities Act
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SANTA ANA, CA - The Orange County Register reports that U.S. District Judge Andrew Guilford is expected to issue his final ruling Tuesday with respect to the claims of four Orange County medical marijuana patients who say they have a right to access medical... Read More

NJ: Governor Christie Wants to Put Medical Marijuana Law on Hold
Posted on 27 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Chris Christie wants an extension of time to give his administration six months to a year to resolve legal and security issues regarding the legalization of medical marijuana that was signed into law by former Governor Jon Corzine... Read More

CO: Lawmakers to Hold Hearing on Bill to Regulate Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

DENVER. CO - Lawmakers will hold a hearing Tuesday regarding House Bil 1284, which would regulate the medical marijuana dispensary industry in the state. Source: dscriber greenzone Read More

IL: House Close to Having Enough Votes to Pass Medical Marijuana Bill
Posted on 7 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CHICAGO, IL - State Representative Lou Lang says he has 56 of the 60 votes needed to pass a medical marijuana bill this week in the House. Otherwise, he plans to take up the bill again in January when the new General Assembly is sworn in. Source: Chicago... Read More

CO: Senate Passes Bill to Restrict Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Posted on 7 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

DENVER, CO - The Senate voted Thursday to pass a bill to restrict medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. The bill now goes back to the House to approve Senate changes, after which it will be sent to the Governor for his signature. Source: nbc11news... Read More

IA: Lawmakers to Discuss Legalization of Medical Marijuana Next Week
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

DES MOINES, IA - The Iowa Board of Pharmacy recently recommended that the legislature reclassify marijuana as a schedule two drug, which would then allow physicians to prescribe it to patients. Lawmakers are scheduled to discuss the issue in committee... Read More

D.C.: Council Approves Use of Medical Marijuana
Posted on 5 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The New York Times reports that the District of Columbia Council unanimously approved a measure on Tuesday to allow doctors to prescribe medical marijuana. The measure is now before Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty. Unless the federal... Read More

OR: Labor Commissioner Opts Not to Pursue Appeal to US Supreme Court
Posted on 28 Apr 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Portland , OR (CompNewsNetwork) - Earlier this month, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled that medical marijuana users are exempt from the employment protection of state and federal disability law, overturning the state Appeals Court and BOLI. Having reviewed... Read More

Medical Marijuana Use Approved in Selected VA Hospitals
Posted on 27 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The Huffington Post reports that new guidelines from the Veteran Affairs Department will allow patients at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics to be treated with medical marijuana in the 14 states where the use of medical marijuana has been legalized... Read More

CA: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Seek Legitimacy, Professional Image
Posted on 24 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OAKLAND, CA - The New York Times reports that medical marijuana dispensaries in California are seeking a new image that demonstrates professionalism and legitimacy, this as California voters will soon be determining whether marijuana should be legalized... Read More

CO: Aspen Chamber and Pinnacol to Host Seminar on Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
Posted on 23 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

ASPEN, CO - The Aspen Chamber Resort Association and Pinnacol Assurance will present a seminar, “One Toke Over the Line: Medical Marijuana in the Workplace,” on April 29 at the Aspen Square Hotel conference room. Source: Post Independe... Read More

CA: Federal Judge Rejects Bid to Prevent Cities From Closing Down Marijuana Dispensaries
Posted on 3 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SANTA ANA, CA - The Orange County Register reports that U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Guilford on Monday turned down a request for a preliminary injunction to prevent Lake Forest and Costa Mesa from shutting down marijuana dispensaries. The four patients... Read More

RI: Lawmakers Debate Bill to Restrict Medical Marijuana Laws
Posted on 21 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Providence Journal reports that lawmakers on Wednesday debated measures to add restrictions to the state's four-year-old medical marijuana program, including shutting off public access to information about the program and banning... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (5/28/2013)
Posted on 28 May 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Physician Fee Schedules Work More for Evaluation/Management... Read More