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NYC close to ban on pre-employment drug tests for marijuana

New York City - New York City Council passed a bill yesterday that would prohibit employers from testing potential job applicants for tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the active drug found in marijuana. The bill passed on a 41-4 vote and needs the Mayor's approval.

Op-Ed: Many Americans in prison due to weak job market, tough hiring

Why are so many Americans in prison? Many factors are to blame, but one thing that likely keeps offenders returning to lockup is the new, weaker economy that makes it tougher for one-time offenders to find decent jobs.

Vermont 2013: A good year for drug policy reform

Now that the 2013 session of the Vermont legislature has been over for almost a month and the last of the bills have been signed into law, one thing has become clear for those Vermonters who smoke marijuana or use drugs--2013 was a good year.

Op-Ed: Mental illness, lies and the truth about marijuana

It seems as though everyone and their brother (excepting for law enforcement) has jumped on the legalization-of-dope bandwagon. After reading the latest in clouded judgment in a recent article, I felt a response was necessary.

California Medical Association wants marijuana legalized

Anaheim - The California Medical Association has become the first statewide medical authority to unanimously adopt an official policy that recommends the legalization and regulation of cannabis.

California tax officials say legal pot would rake in $1.4 billion

California tax officials say a state proposal to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol would generate nearly $1.4 billion in revenue.

Liveblog Debate: Should Marijuana Be Decriminalized?'s first Liveblog Debate will focus on marijuana laws around the world. Should weed be decriminalized? Or should the war on drugs continue unabated? The debate occurred June 2 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.

Should Prostitution Be Decriminalized?

The world’s oldest profession has long been under attack by politics, moralists and abusive clients. Digital Journal investigates the unspoken truth behind three women’s court challenge to reform the laws of selling sex for a living.

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