Scott Martin at his home in West Seneca, New York in May 2021. Photo Credit: The Buffalo News. Earlier last year, The Buffalo Fire Department terminated Scott Martin after testing positive for cannabis following a random drug test. A 12-year veteran of the department, Martin lost his dream job as an emergency medical technician (EMT) specialist. The department … [Read more...] about Buffalo Firefighter Scott Martin Fired for Medical Cannabis use
Employees welcome the end of cannabis drug screenings in New York. Photo credits:Twenty20 photos. In addition to adult-use cannabis, residents of New York are also welcoming the end of cannabis drug screenings. In March 2021, adult-use cannabis became legal in New York when lawmakers passed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA). While this law covered the … [Read more...] about New York State Shuts Down Worker Discrimination Against Cannabis Use
Photo credit: One Photo Multinational conglomerate, Amazon, recently announced that it would no longer drug test its employees for cannabis. This is in part because drug testing is shown to disproportionately affect minorities in the U.S. Amazon announced in June that they will exclude cannabis from their pre-employment drug screening for positions that the Department of … [Read more...] about Is the end of Drug Testing Upon us?
Have the major sports leagues reduced penalties for pot? Photo credit: CannaMD. According to ESPN, “82% of NBA, NFL, NHL, and MBA teams play in a city where marijuana is either recreationally or medically legal.” Furthermore, a majority of Americans live in a state that has legalized adult or medical cannabis use, confirms Politifact. And nine-in-10 believe it should be … [Read more...] about Which Major Sports Leagues Have Relaxed Their Cannabis Policies?
This summer’s Tokyo Olympics will be the first Olympic event where athletes can legally use CBD without consequences. Due to CBD’s growing popularity, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has become less restrictive with what they allow Olympic athletes to consume. The agency approved the semi-lenient measures in 2018 after athletes advocated for CBD products … [Read more...] about Can Olympians use Cannabis?