New Rules: Medical Marijuana For Kids

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Screening News Network Update – January 30, 2015

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Figuring out Medical Marijuana for Kids

Illinois health officials have posted new rules spelling out how the state’s medical marijuana program will be applied to children.

As of January 1st, children suffering from issues like epilepsy will be able to use non-smokable forms of marijuana to treat their symptoms. They will need signatures from TWO doctors to get access to the drug. Adults need just one signature. The first legal marijuana is expected to be available to registered patients in Illinois sometime this year.

Cannabis Clarification in California

Non-smokable forms of cannabis like wax and honey oil are now protected under California’s Compassionate Use Act. The 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled that this concentrated cannabis resin fits the “statutory definition” of marijuana. More and more patients are moving to concentrates, but confusion over the law has led to several unnecessary arrests.

Maryland Medical Marijuana Chief

The Maryland Medical Marijuana Commission has its first executive director. Hannah Byron was the assistant secretary for the division of Tourism, Film and the Arts. She moves over to her new position on January 14th, however, the state doesn’t expect its medical marijuana program to be operational until the middle of next year.

Ban the Box in Syracuse

Any company that supplies services or concessions to the city of Syracuse will have to ban the box come March 22nd. The ordinance prohibits contractors from making any inquiries into criminal history during the application process.   It also goes further than many other similar laws.

Under the Syracuse ordinance, a contractor cannot rescind a conditional offer of employment until it shows how hiring someone with a particular record will harm the company. They must also give the applicant a copy of the criminal history report and tell them which items are causing them to lose the job offer. The applicant has 5 days to provide explanations or information about the offense and the employer must review everything provided.


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Jennifer Gladstone

Posted By: Jennifer Gladstone

Jennifer Gladstone is a news anchor and journalist with more than 20 years of experience in front of the camera. She's worked in several markets, large and small, and has performed nearly every task needed in a newsroom. As EBI’s Screening News Editor, she keeps EBI’s customers and blog subscribers up to date on the latest screening news and legislative alerts affecting companies of all sizes.

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