In recent news, a bill in D.C. that stops employers from firing employees for failing marijuana drug-tests has passed. This means marijuana using employees are more protected. There are exceptions though, for instance, an employee an still be fired for consuming marijuana at work. The article 'D.C. lawmakers pass a bill that would ban firing employees for failed marijuana tests' written by Ayana Archie goes into more detail about this new bill. Give it a read if you're a citizen of D.C., or if you're just interested in the development of marijuana's decriminalization.
Georgia is the land of peaches, but could another super recognizable plant become synonymous with the state as well? The citizens of Georgia recently had the opportunity to answer some questions in regards to marijuana and its potential legalization and subsequent value to the state. Though these answer don't have an effect on the current laws yet, they send a very clear message to Georgia's lawmakers. The article 'Georgia Voters Approve Marijuana Legalization Ballot Question' by Kyle Jaeger talks about the numbers and specifics of this poll. Though these questions are just the very first steps, it shows hope the the future of the states legalization status.