Yesterday’s News — December 5, 2014

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NORML women's alliance


Women in weed are getting some of the attention they deserve for leading the way in cannabis law reform. The impact of women on both advocacy and business has been substantial and is seen as a major contributing factor to legalization. The Daily Beast reports on a paper issued by the Global Drug Policy Observatory that highlights power of women in the marijuana movement:


And, in related news, Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) Executive Director Betty Aldworth offers a timely op-ed about canna-bias and sexism in The Cannabist:



Washington D.C.’s City Council voted unanimously to pass temporary legislation that would ban pre-employment marijuana testing in the District. Employers still have the right to require the test once an offer of employment has been made or during an employee’s tenure on the job. Read more on DCist:



According to the Huffington Post, eight Postal Service employees have been charged in a scheme to steal packages containing cannabis, allegedly relabeling 263 pieces of mail and redirecting them to addresses on Long Island and in Queens from which they could then be sold. Their infractions include theft of mail and conspiracy to distribute marijuana:



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