A newly passed Colorado initiative to decriminalize possession and limited use of psychedelic mushrooms and other plant-based psychedelic drugs was passed by Colorado voters on November 8, 2022. Known as the Natural Medicine Health Act of 2022, the ballot initiative will allow supervised use of two specific compounds, psilocybin and psilocin, found in psychedelic mushrooms at state regulated healing centers.

Teresa McQueen

California law requires an employer to establish, implement, and maintain written safety and health programs that are very important for maintain safety in agricultural field operations. An effective safety and health program can help an employer lower risk and better manage work-related injuries and illnesses. Recognition for safe work practices and a positive environment where employees can report unsafe work practices and hazards without fear of reprisal are key elements in any successful safety program.

Important elements of a successful safety program include the following:

Arizona’s minimum wage will rise to $13.85 an hour, up from $12.80 an hour, starting Jan. 1, 2023.

Annual increases are mandated by Proposition 206, which Arizonans approved in 2016. That ballot measure steadily bumped up the minimum wage from $8.05 an hour in 2016 to $12 an hour by Jan. 1, 2020. The state’s minimum wage is now tied to inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for urban workers.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its final rule this week in establishing traceability recordkeeping requirements for those who manufacture, process, pack, or hold certain foods, including leafy greens, nut butters, fresh-cut fruits and vegetables and ready-to-eat deli salads, for inclusion on the Food Traceability List (FTL).

The requirements established in the final rule are designed to:

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