This week in cannabis: Utah and Missouri legalize medical cannabis; Michigan becomes first midwestern state to legalize recreational cannabis use; California court tosses local strict regulations on homegrown cannabis; and Canadian man loses job offer due to past THC use for cancer treatment.
Voters in Utah passed the measure to legalize medical marijuana this week, despite fierce opposition from conservative groups. A physician's recommendation for qualifying medical conditions will be necessary to receive a state-issued medical marijuana card.
Missouri joined Utah in legalizing medical marijuana this week. Voters had three options in terms of legalization, and chose Amendment 2, with the broadest access to medical cannabis. There is no list of qualifying conditions for use, so the decision will be entirely up to patients and their physicians.
Michigan is the first midwestern state to legalize recreational cannabis. Adults aged 21 and over are now able to use, buy, possess, and grow marijuana in the state.
Judge David Cohn of the San Bernardino County Superior Court tossed out a strict regulation on homegrown cannabis in Fontana, CA. California's Proposition 64 allowed for local municipalities to regulate personal cultivation, however plaintiffs argued that Fontana's regulation was a quasi-ban.
A man in Canada lost a job offer due to disclosing to his potential employer that he had used THC oil in the past as treatment for his incurable cancer. Clayton Hannah had ceased use six months before applying for the job, yet the offer was rescinded.