HLG week in review 7.23-7.27

As Marijuana Goes Mainstream, Investors Rush In; Congress Must Catch Up to Voters on Marijuana Issue

What Happens if You Refuse to Take a Drug Test for Work?

Earlier this summer Oklahoma became the 30th state to legalize medical marijuana. That decision followed nine other states, plus Washington D.C., legalizing recreational use of marijuana for any reason. Considering the increasing liberalization of laws regarding use of the drug, and a marked trend in the number of Americans who say it should be legal—64-percent according to a Gallop poll—it’s easy to get the impression that it’s open season on smoking up, or at least soon will be, everywhere. There’s just one snag there: Despite widespread opinion to the contrary, and regardless of whether or not you are now free to walk down the street in your specific state in a cloud of smoke, you can still get fired, or passed over in the hiring process, if it’s found in your system after a drug test. Read more.

Congress Must Catch Up to Voters on Marijuana Issue

It’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ the federal prohibition on marijuana will end in this country. If there is one thing about American democracy, it is that truth and common sense eventually prevail. Read more.

As Marijuana Goes Mainstream, Investors Rush In

The cannabis industry is growing and, naturally, investors are taking notice. With 30 states and the District of Columbia having legalized the use of the drug for medicinal or recreational use, the stock prices of the companies that grow, process and sell marijuana have been rising. Read more.