Zero-Tolerance School Drug Policies Only Make Drug Use Worse, A Study Finds

The authors found that "students attending schools with suspension policies for illicit drug use were 1.6 times more likely than their peers at schools without such policies to use marijuana in the next year.

WASHINGTON:  There’s nothing like getting kicked out of school to make a kid start jonesing for some weed. That’s the implication of a new study published last week in the American Journal of Public Health. The authors found that “students attending schools with suspension policies for illicit drug use were 1.6 times more likely than their peers at schools Read the full article…

Fresno County Supervisors Weigh Changes To Zero-Tolerance Marijuana Rules

Fresno County Sheriff Department Lt. Rick Ko shows marijuana seized from two homes at Montecito and Clovis avenues in Fresno, CA.

CALIFORNIA:  Fresno County supervisors will consider a variety of options Tuesday to alter the county’s stringent, zero-tolerance rules for medical marijuana. But the only thing they appear inclined to change is to have someone other than themselves take over the chore of hearing marijuana appeals. The county currently bans marijuana cultivation, even for medicinal purposes, Read the full article…

Puff, Puff, Pink Slip: Legal Weed Use Still Carries Job Risk

So, if adults in Colorado and Washington legally consume weed after work, away from the job site or the office, they must remain mindful of the drug rules at the shops and offices where they ply their trades, according to labor-law experts in both states.

WASHINGTON: You’re not being paranoid: Even in Washington and Colorado, smoking a legal joint after work could still get an employee fired. The whirlwind firing-turned-rehiring of a tie-dye-bedecked marijuana buyer in Spokane last week – followed by an admission Friday by Seattle’s City Attorney that he took pot to work – only clouded chronic confusion Read the full article…