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New Mexico Court Holds Employers Need Not Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use

USA - January 13 2016 A federal court in New Mexico dismissed the lawsuit of an employee who was fired after testing positive for marijuana, even though he used medical…

Washington court dismisses medical marijuana claims asserted by employee

USA - December 6 2015 Another Washington court has held that an employer lawfully may terminate an employee for using marijuana, even when the employee had a prescription…

President announces efforts to target prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic

USA - October 26 2015 During a visit to the state of West Virginia on October 21, 2015, President Obama addressed the country’s growing prescription drug abuse and heroin…

New CDC report discusses trends in growing U.S. heroin epidemic

USA - July 31 2015 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have published a new report discussing trends in the…

Colorado Supreme Court: medical use of marijuana not 'lawful'

USA - June 18 2015 In a long-awaited decision, the Colorado Supreme Court unanimously upheld an employer's termination of an employee who tested positive on a drug test…

Kathryn J. Russo