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Phoenix Mercury Center Brittney Griner Still Remains in Russian Custody
March 11, 2022
WNBA champion and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Brittney Griner is still in custody after the Russian Federal Customs Service found cannabis oil in her luggage at an airport in Moscow one month ago. Griner is being investigated for “large scale transportation of drugs,” an offense that could lead to a ten-year sentence in Russia. ... read more »
NBA Icon Allen Iverson Partners With CEO of Viola Al Harrington
October 14, 2021
NBA Icon Allen Iverson partnered with Viola, a Black-owned multinational cannabis business, co-founded by former NBA player and CEO Al Harrington. ‘The Answer’ secured a multi-year partnership that spans cannabis, products and merchandise. ... read more »
World-Class Sprinter Sha’Carrie Richardson Is The Latest Casualty Of Decades Of Racist Application Of Marijuana Policies
July 15, 2021
“… ‘the rules are the rules.’ Yet, rules aren’t inherently neutral — more likely than not, rules are an extension of a status quo of racism, ... read more »
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Los Angeles uses tech to wipe out 66,000 old Pot Convictions
February 20, 2020
Los Angeles County prosecutors are joining other district attorneys to use technology to wipe out or reduce as many as 66,000 old marijuana convictions years after California voters broadly legalized the drug. ... read more »
State Plans to Relax Cannabis Rules, Roll Licensing Into One Agency
January 17, 2020
New plans to consolidate licensing in the state for cannabis-related businesses may lower entry barriers to the potentially lucrative industry for interested entrepreneurs. ... read more »
Karim Webb Fights To Bring Equality To The Cannabis Business
December 5, 2019
The goal is to provide access to equitable ownership and employment opportunities in the cannabis industry. ... read more »
Brotherhood Crusade & MedMen Partner to Educate and Prepare Young Adults for Cannabis Industry
November 14, 2019
The day-long experience was designed to prepare individuals for employment through workforce development and a job fair program. ... read more »
New City Task Force Cracks Down on Illegal Cannabis
September 5, 2019
The Mayor’s Office, L.A. City Council, law enforcement and local city departments announced a task force created to stop illegal distribution of cannabis. ... read more »
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Caviar Gold Takes Cannabis Potency to New Levels
July 31, 2019
“I lost everything in Colorado, but when I figured out how to infuse, I was like, ‘I have something big here,’ and patented the process,” said Brunson. “I don’t grow, I manufacture marijuana. I stack cannabinoids so I can make it any type of cannabinoid profile that I want that nobody else in the world can do.” ... read more »
Jay-Z Partners with Cannabis Company as Brand Strategist to Help Bring Equity for People of Color
July 10, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay-Z is heading into the legal marijuana industry as a chief brand strategist in partnership with a California cannabis product company. The rapper said in a statement Tuesday that he entered a multiyear deal with San Jose, ... read more »
Speeding Cannabis Resentencing with Digital Technology
March 21, 2019
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended leveraging technology to reach more people whose lives have been hampered by prior convictions for now-legal acts. ... read more »
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Named Co-Chair of Bipartisan Cannabis Caucus
January 10, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee was named the co-chair of the bipartisan Cannabis Caucus, alongside Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Congressman Don Young (R-AK), and Congressman David Joyce (R-OH). ... read more »
If Cannabis is Legal in California, Why Are So Many Minority Businesses Considered Illegal?
October 4, 2018
Prop 64 not only promised to reduce or expunge certain past convictions, it also presented employment opportunities in the newly legalized cannabis industry as a gateway to the middle class for many underserved communities. ... read more »
Politics of Cannabis Q&A Recap
July 7, 2018
On June 27, Dr. Christopher Metzler kicked off his "Politics of Cannabis" Q&A series in West Hollywood. The discussion focused on a range of topics including pesticide use, medical marijuana, meditation, and entrepreneurship. ... read more / watch video »
Local Event Suggests Bright Future for Cannabis Industry
July 5, 2018
Last Wednesday, June 27, Dr. Christopher Metzler kicked off his "Politics of Cannabis" Q&A series at WeWork Pacific Design Center. ... read more »

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