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New Recreational Marijuana Laws: What You Need to Know

 

In recent events, recreational Marijuana laws are changing despite harsher federal laws put back into place or introduced by Jefferson Sessions, Attorney General. Sessions has reintroduced mandatory minimums, directing federal prosecutors to give the most severe penalties possible for crimes, including those that are drug-related. Furthermore, tougher sentences will be given to those growing, selling, or smoking Marijuana, which is a part of The Task Force on Crime Reductions and Public Safety’s reassessment report of federal Marijuana policies. The report is expected to release later this week on July 27th. Sessions has been a long-time advocate against Marijuana as he ties the drug together with violent crime.  

 

Yet, several states have begun loosening their laws on marijuana. In 2016, up to 8 states lessened their Marijuana laws, while 4 states legalized the use of the drug for those who are 21 years of age and older. What prohibits drug use is quickly and frequently changing after the past election, and Pre-Check is sharing what you NEED to know:

 

In Massachusetts, residents can now grow up to 12 Marijuana plants and possess up to 10 ounces in their homes. Retails sales are claimed to soon be in the mix.

 

In California, recreational use on private property is now legal, but limitations do still apply.  There is no system in place for selling the drug, which means that it must be shared FREE by those who grow it. Come January of next year, retail laws are said to be put into place.

 

In Maine, adults can now possess up to 2.5 ounces, however, retail laws are not going to be finalized until January of next year. Some parts of Maine are claiming to be “dry towns”, in an effort to keep retail sales out of that domain.

 

In Nevada, Marijuana is legal to use on private property but, is still illegal to sell at this point.

 

In other states such as, Alaska, Oregon, Colorado, District of Columbia and Washington, adults 21 and older can use the drug. However, there are limitations to these areas as well.

 

In Ohio, it is rumored that more loosely grappled laws around medicinal Marijuana use will soon take shape. But nothing is yet guaranteed.

 

While some states have made Marijuana drug use legal in certain parts, it is still a very far distance away from becoming completely legalized with little to no limitations or restrictions. Employers: Despite the varying rules put into place for these states it should be noted that use of Marijuana in the workplace can still be disciplined as it can affect performance and cause several other issues.

 

Pre-Check recommends one of our thorough and accurate drug tests to regularly test both your current employees and new-hires. We provide both urine and hair testing, while hair tests offer the most accurate results.

 

Would you like to learn more about our drug testing services? Get in touch with us at info@pre-check.com.

 

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