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Southern California counties clear 100,000 cannabis convictions by July 1 deadline

As calls for criminal justice reform sweep the nation, California is taking steps to reverse some effects of the war on drugs, which continues to disproportionately impact people of color. California’s 58 county district attorneys had a deadline of Wednesday, July 1, to accept or challenge the state’s recommendation to clear the records of some […]

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says pardons for marijuana convictions can start in 90 days

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law Monday that allows him to mass-pardon Coloradans with minor marijuana possession convictions, although he has not said exactly how the process will work. Lawmakers passed House Bill 1424 on June 15, the last day of the 2020 legislative session. The bill aims to make the legal […]

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Recreational marijuana laws may boost traffic deaths, studies say

By LINDSEY TANNER | The Associated Press Laws legalizing recreational marijuana may lead to more traffic deaths, two new studies suggest, although questions remain about how they might influence driving habits. Previous research has had mixed results and the new studies, published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, can’t prove that the traffic death increases they […]

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Colorado lawmakers let governor mass-pardon marijuana possession convictions

The governor would be able to mass-pardon marijuana convictions for possession of 2 ounces or less if he signs a bill that gives him that authority. It was the last amendment to the last bill considered Monday before Colorado’s General Assembly ended its work for the year. Lawmakers added the mass expungement option to House […]

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Study: Cannabis was used at biblical site in Israel

By Kristen Rogers | CNN If there were any more fun facts to learn about cannabis, its ritualistic use at a biblical site in Israel can now be added to the list. In 1963, two limestone altars were found at the entrance to the “Holy of Holies” of a Judahite shrine at Beersheba Valley, in […]

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California joins push to let cannabis businesses use banks as part of coronavirus relief

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is joining a bipartisan group of 34 attorneys general in urging Congress to approve a coronavirus relief package that would let marijuana businesses use traditional banking services. The Democrat-controlled House on Friday, May 15, approved the idea of granting banking access to cannabis businesses as part of the $3 trillion […]

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Banking for marijuana companies included in Congress’ new $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill

Cannabis industry advocates applauded House Democrats on Tuesday after a new $3 trillion federal stimulus bill included provisions to allow marijuana businesses access to banking.

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San Francisco gets alcohol, tobacco and marijuana for addicts quarantined in hotels

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco is using private donations to deliver alcohol, tobacco and medical marijuana to a few dozen people dealing with addiction as they isolate or quarantine in city-leased hotel rooms during the pandemic, officials confirmed Wednesday. There are about 270 people, mostly homeless, staying in hotel rooms to recover from COVID-19 or […]

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Alameda County judge orders thousands of marijuana cases reduced

OAKLAND – An Alameda County Superior Court judge on Friday signed an order reducing thousands of felony marijuana cases to misdemeanors and misdemeanor marijuana cases to infractions. Signed by Judge Charles Smiley, the order follows the 2016 passage of Proposition 64 that legalized the possession and use of recreational marijuana by adults. The law also […]

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Chronic in the time of COVID-19: 4/20 goes digital

By Alice Wallace | CNN This year’s 4/20 was shaping up to be big. The high holiday honoring the cannabis plant was projected to draw record public celebrations and retail sales — a reflection of the grassroots movement evolution into a burgeoning US industry. Plus, at 4:20 pm on April 20, 2020, it is the […]

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