An editorial in the Oregonian this week sums up a conundrum around the country. Despite crimes relating to meth being down overall, a national report not yet released seems to state that the supply of the drug is actually increasing due to new Mexican manufacturing. [Read more…]
Although state law in Oregon now allows for the use of marijuana, when approved by a physician, in many medical conditions, the state’s high court ruled last week that employers do not have to cater to those people with medical marijuana authorization if their use violates a workplace policy.
The ruling overturns a decision by the Bureau of Labor and Industries and a following affirmation by the Oregon Court of Appeals. What affect this has on employees and states across the country remains to be seen. [Read more…]
In 2005, Oregon became the first state in the country to require a doctor’s prescription for allergy and cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine. At the time it was seen as an extreme measure. Now, states are admitting the law has worked but are feeling the push from pharmaceutical giants to keep the cold medicines non-prescription. [Read more…]