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Michigan Governor Signs Legislation to Automatically Expunge Cannabis-Related Convictions

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed multiple “clean slate” bills into law Oct. 12 that will automatically expunge criminal records for those convicted of certain cannabis-related offenses, according to a FOX 2 Detroit report. The new law will automatically clear the records of those convicted of cannabis-related offenses that would not have been considered a crime…

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Canndescent CEO Adrian Sedlin on Justice Joints Partnership with Last Prisoner Project

This year, Canndescent’s leadership decided to address cannabis incarceration and its disproportionate effects on black and brown people. To determine how best to do that, the company looked within. Adrian Sedlin, founder and CEO of the California cultivator, said the May 25 death of George Floyd was “a flashpoint” to him and the business, as…

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Bernie’s Cannabis Plan

Here’s what he says https://berniesanders.com/issues/legalizing-marijuana/ Key Points Legalize marijuana in the first 100 days with executive action Vacate and expunge all past marijuana-related convictions Ensure that revenue from legal marijuana is reinvested in communities hit hardest by the War on Drugs Ensure legalized marijuana does not turn into big tobacco Details When we talk about…

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Cannabis Trade Organizations Sue Los Angeles Over Delivery Licenses

Two cannabis trade organizations, Southern California Coalition and the California Cannabis Couriers Association, filed a lawsuit Oct. 19 against Los Angeles over the city’s delivery licenses, according to an AP News report. The suit, which was filed alongside Zachary Pitts, CEO of delivery service Ganja Goddess, says restrictions on the licenses have barred the plaintiffs…

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Racial Quotas in Ohio

Racial Quotas in Ohio Medical Cannabis Program

A judge has ruled that racial quotas in Ohio’s medical cannabis law that requires 15 percent of licensed companies to be owned by members of “economically disadvantaged groups” is unconstitutional. Madison County Common Pleas Judge Eamon Costello also ordered that Pure Ohio Wellness LLC should get another hearing before the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to…

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Cannabis Startup Competition Innovate@BU

Finalists announced for Cannabis Start-Up competition

The five finalists in the Cannabis Start-Up Competition, an annual contest hosted by Innovate@BU, were released Friday.  The third annual Cannabis Start-Up Competition, which is hosted by Innovate@BU and Green Lion Partners and helps Boston University students and alumni who are developing companies ancillary to the cannabis industry, released its five finalists and slate of judges…

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Slavery & Illegal Cannabis Farms

The discovery last week of 39 people who died being smuggled into the UK in the back of a  articulated freezer lorry from Zeebrugge has begun to unravel and it is becoming clear that some of the victims were from Vietnam and most likely being smuggled in to house sit (slavery) illegal cannabis grows in…

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Holyoke Community College

Holyoke Community College: Cannabis Education

Holyoke Community College officials announced they are opening the first cannabis education center in the state and will teach the first class in November. The announcement was made in front of a crowd of at least 75 people, some of them who have opened businesses in the fledgling industry and others who wanted to learn…

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Department of Cannabis Regulation Executive Director Cat Packer

LA to Audit of Social Equity Licensing Process

Los Angeles will halt its latest round of social equity licensing until the process undergoes a third-party audit. Department of Cannabis Regulation Executive Director Cat Packer announced Nov. 18 that the agency will not issue final cannabis dispensary licenses in the latest licensing round until the review is completed, according to a local NBC News…

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Vitamin E Acetate

Washington Ban: Vitamin E Acetate

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed multiple “clean slate” bills into law Oct. 12 that will automatically expunge criminal records for those convicted of certain cannabis-related offenses, according to a FOX 2 Detroit report. The new law will automatically clear the records of those convicted of cannabis-related offenses that would not have been considered a crime…

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