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Janet Burns


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Past articles by Janet:

Flora Aims To Cultivate Sustainable Cannabis Business In Colombia

Flora Growth CEO Luis Merchan Merchan is planting his hopes for sustainable cannabis business in the hillsides of Bucaramanga, Colombia, where the plant has been grown for generations. → Read More

Drivers To Uber CEO: ‘Get Out Of The Way’ Of Unemployment Relief We’re Allowed By Law

Advocates say Uber isn't being honest about drivers' UI options in New York State, a COVID-19 epicenter, where a court also just ruled that Postmates workers get UI, too. → Read More

New Jersey Says Uber Owes Nearly $650 Million In Taxes And Interest, That Its Drivers Are Employees

Bloomberg reported that the state has asked Uber to fork over hundreds of millions in unemployment taxes for its drivers, who the state considers employees. → Read More

Most Americans Wrongly Think CBD Is Regulated By FDA, Survey Finds

According to data from the Grocery Manufacturers Association, 76% of people who know about CBD believe commercial products are federally regulated, which they aren't. → Read More

Will Uber And Lyft Ever Stop Fighting Laws, Or Their Workers?

Platform companies like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash seem unwilling to cede ground without a showdown – even when they’re up against established law, critics say, or when their numbers don’t add up. → Read More

At Last, North Carolina Will Let Folks Revoke Sexual Consent, And Better Protect Assault Survivors

After years of attempts, state lawmakers and assault survivors have finally gained support for key sexual assault reforms for adults and children. → Read More

Lyft Partners With ADT, Uber Cuts 350 More In ‘Final’ Layoff As Ride-Hail Criticism Mounts

The ride-hail leaders announced several changes ahead of a congressional hearing on their practices this week. → Read More

FBI: Cannabis arrests on the rise for 3rd year running

Law enforcement made an estimated 663,367 cannabis-related arrests in 2018, according to FBI data released this week, up from an estimated 659,700 the previous year. Most were for simple possession. → Read More

Audio Clips And Flashlights Won’t Fix Uber’s Problems

The company has faced steady criticism over its privacy, labor, and spending habits, its struggling stock price, and its safety practices; a few new features won't help. → Read More

Bernie Was Right: Climate Change Demands Family Planning

'Population control' is a violently racist, oppressive part of US history. Global support for parents' health and agency must be our future. → Read More

Rider Lawsuit Says Lyft Mishandles Assaults, Rapes, Its 'Sexual Predator Crisis'

Filed by more than a dozen women (one of whom's blind) who say they were assaulted or raped since 2018, the new suit argues that Lyft doesn't adequately address the platform's dangers. → Read More

Dear AT&T, Boeing, Pfizer, GM, Comcast: Stop Funding Abortion Attackers

A new report and open letter targets funding for abortion-ban creators from firms like Coca-Cola, Delta, Google, Johnson + Johnson, Uber, Lyft, Visa, Mastercard, PepsiCo, and Microsoft. → Read More

Why Don’t We Know More About Cannabis and Psychosis?

Some pundits claim cannabis causes psychosis. Scientists aren't so sure. A new study asks why, after years of research, the relationship remains so uncertain. → Read More

CEO Coalition Speaks Out On Abortion: 'Don't Ban Equality'

Leaders from more than 180 companies have taken a stand against restrictive health laws that severely impact US workers' lives. → Read More

CBD May Reduce Cravings, Anxiety In Recovering Heroin Abusers

A small study has offered new insight into how cannabidiol could help curb the international opioid crisis. → Read More

Hawaii Moves To Decriminalize Marijuana Possession In Small Amounts

A bill to decriminalize possession under three grams has received final approval from the Senate and House, but advocates say the bill could still maintain stigma in the state. → Read More

North Carolina May Finally Let Women Revoke Consent During Sex

For years, legislators have declined to close a harmful loophole in state sexual assault laws, but advocates say 2019 could be the year that no means no in North Carolina. → Read More

There’s a Mess of Legalization Bills in Congress. Here’s What Really Matters

The influx is a good sign for cannabis reform’s prospects in Congress, but it can also be confusing: Why can’t lawmakers work together on a single bill to address everything? → Read More

This Dispensary Staffed Up 3,000% Last Year—and They’re Still Hiring

A year ago, Philadelphia's TerraVida dispensary had 3 employees. Now it has nearly 100. The secret? Good pay, benefits, and work environment. → Read More

The Endless Cost Of Maligning Abortion

Data show that denying women family planning care has a substantial toll on their livelihoods, children, and society as a whole. → Read More