After a Tumultuous Year, We’re Optimistic This Year While the pandemic’s impact remains top of mind for most of us, cannabis businesses have also faced wildfires, early frosts, labor shortages, licensing delays, and much more this year. We all have had our challenges in 2020, yet the industry has had its share of wins too.
Opioid Use Down, Marijuana Use Up More U.S. workers are testing positive for marijuana while the number testing positive for opioids continues to decline, according to the annual Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index. Based on an analysis of nine million drug tests conducted in 2018, Quest determined that 5.1 percent of the general workforce tested
They’re Going to Be Your Biggest Customers The world is in the thick of the Millennial moment. This year, the cohort of Americans who were born between 1981 and 1996, otherwise known as Millennials, will replace their parents, the Baby Boomers, as the country’s largest living adult generation. There are 71 million Millennials in the
Making Work Meaningful in the Cannabis Industry Cannabis industry employees value salary, benefits and company leadership, but meaningful work drives job satisfaction more than ever. What the cannabis dispensary decision-maker may be missing, however, is an understanding of what really energizes staffers: the ability to spend their time doing meaningful work. Data show that while
Marijuana Spreads Further Across United States More states – Michigan, Missouri, and Utah – legalized the use of marijuana in ballot measures on Election Day, Nov. 6. Employers in these states need to review their drug-use policies and communicate any updates to employees. Michigan voters approved recreational marijuana, while medical marijuana was legalized in Missouri
Medical Marijuana Non-Discrimination Bill Stalls In recent years, medical marijuana has been used extensively and has gained acceptance amongst California residents. In keeping up with the trend, lawmakers recently introduced a bill that would amend California’s employment discrimination laws to impose liability on employers for discrimination against medical marijuana users. A.B. 2069 was aimed at
Just Like OSHA… Michigan Creates MMJ Universal Symbol The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released information today to inform and advise license applicants regarding the labeling of medical marihuana products under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act. An advisory bulletin was also issued to publish the universal symbol as required by the Emergency
Microsoft’s Entry Into Legalized Marijuana Sales Market The great health benefits of cannabis can actually blow our minds and most of the states in the U.S. have legalized marijuana sales for medical purposes. The 6% studies conducted to analyze the medicinal properties of marijuana have revealed that the plant contains chemicals that may help treat a