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From thecannabist.com, 4/28/16:  Even though medical marijuana is legal in 24 states and recreational cannabis initiatives are gaining traction throughout the U.S., weed is still a touchy topic for most in the medical profession.  Sure, some trusted doctors will talk openly about marijuana’s legitimacy as medicine — and many more are coming on board — but journalists’ interview requests to major hospitals and medical schools (even in Colorado) are still met with a nervous, “Uh, we can’t talk about that on the record.”  Which is why Walgreens’ latest Tumblr post is so remarkable.

Local 1189 and its Union bargaining committee met with the employers on April 28, 2016 for a full-day session.  The employers made a counter economic proposal, that you can view below.  The Union responded to their proposals.  Negotiations will continue as scheduled on April 29, 2016.  We will continue to keep you updated.

From mjbizdaily.com, 4/25/16:  A group of heavyweights from the medical profession have teamed up to support the legalization of marijuana in the interests of public health, giving the cannabis industry a potentially important ally.  Doctors for Cannabis Regulation announced its launch last week, saying it is the first such organization to advocate for the legalization and regulation of cannabis for adult use. The group of more than 50 physicians includes former U.S. surgeon general Jocelyn Elders and faculty members at some of the country’s top medical schools.

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