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Actions and Injunctions To Protect Workers from Violence in the Workplace
Violence in the workplace, which includes physical violence, harassment, and intimidation, is on the rise. In fact, according to the most recent United States Bureau of Labor Statistics report on the matter, “violence by humans or animals,” which includes violence by persons, self-inflicted injury, and attacks by animals, are the second leading cause of workplace fatalities, second only to transportation-related incidents. Domestic violence situations spill into the workplace at times so companies should take steps to protect workers.
PROP 207: WHAT WILL RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA MEAN FOR THE EXISTING MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM?
Legalization of recreational marijuana in Arizona will be on the general election ballot in November 2020, following the Arizona Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in August rejecting efforts to block the initiative. Because Arizona has almost ten years’ experience with its medical marijuana program, a common question is what would change if Prop 207 is approved?
Will approval of the initiative eliminate Arizona’s existing medical marijuana program? The quick answer: no.
The initiative, titled as the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, would add an entirely new chapter in Title 36 of Arizona Revised Statutes (Chapter 28.2) that establishes the recreational marijuana program.
Please join us in welcoming our 2020 Fall Extern, Brie Alford! Brie is in her second year at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and hopes to pursue a career in health law upon graduation. Welcome, Brie!
Gammage and Burnham is pleased to welcome a new associate to the team, Brian K. Fullmer! Brian is a former G&B Summer Associate where he gained experienced working with attorneys throughout our practice areas and getting to know the firm’s rich history. Brian recently graduated summa cum laude from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona with both a J.D. and L.L.M. Learn more about Brian here!
Legal Alert: Arizona Supreme Court Mandates Medical Marijuana License in Every County, Affirms Importance of Patient Access
Last Thursday, the Arizona Supreme Court in Saguaro Healing LLC v. State of Arizona held that the Arizona Department of Health Services (“AZDHS”) must issue at least one medical marijuana dispensary certificate in each county, in accordance with the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (“AMMA”).
The Court’s opinion interpreted the AMMA’s language to require a minimum, not a maximum, number of medical marijuana dispensaries within the state and in each county. In doing so, the Court furthered one of the AMMA’s intended purposes—to ensure that patients throughout Arizona have access to a medical marijuana dispensary.
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