Amazon corporation announces further relaxation of drug testing policies, expresses support for repealing federal marijuana prohibition

The Amazon corporation offered additional clarification regarding its rollback of marijuana-related drug screening in the workplace as well as its support for draft legislation offered by Senators Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker, and Ron Wyden to repeal federal marijuana criminalization. The company initially announced changes to its marijuana-related policies in June.

Growing number of states allow medical cannabis costs to be reimbursed by workers’ compensation insurance

A small but growing number of states now permit eligible patients to be reimbursed for their medical cannabis-related costs through their workers’ compensation insurance (WCI) plans, according to an analysis of state policies conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Survey: Patients report benefits of cannabinoids for blistering skin condition

The use of various preparations of whole-plant cannabinoids is associated with perceived benefits among patients with the painful skin disease epidermolysis bullosa (EB), according to survey data published in the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. Epidermolysis bullosa is a rare genetic condition that results in blistering skin.

Delaware Supreme Court says marijuana odor isn’t grounds for warrantless arrest

In a 4-1 decision, the court determined that the smell of marijuana alone does not provide police with “reasonable grounds to believe” that either a felony has been committed or that a suspect “has committed a misdemeanor … in the officer’s presence.”

Study: Marijuana legalization not associated with upticks in vehicular accidents resulting in emergency room visits

The enactment of adult-use marijuana sales in Canada is not associated with any increase in motor vehicle injuries requiring hospitalization, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Study: Cannabis use not associated with adverse outcomes for couples undergoing IVF

A history of marijuana use among men and women is not associated with compromised effects on IVF (in vitro fertilization) outcomes, according to data published in the Journal of Cannabis Research.