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More vaping illnesses reported, many involving marijuana
September 5, 2019
Health officials are recommending people who vape consider avoiding e-cigarettes while they investigate more cases of a breathing ailment linked to the devices. ... read more »
“The Bloodstream of Our Nation” (part 2)
August 1, 2019
Success On “The Way”... Ask Dr. Jeanette ... read more »
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 »
Teen Odds of Using Marijuana Dip with Recreational Use Laws
July 12, 2019
Thirty-three states have passed medical marijuana laws and 11 have legalized recreational use — generally for ages 21 and up, many during the study years. The researchers looked at overall changes nationwide, but not at individual states. ... read more »
Pot ‘Legalization 2.0’: Social Equity Becomes a Key Question
May 20, 2019
Courtesy Photo NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities. ... read more »
Figures Show 32 Percent Rise in LA DUI Drug Arrests in First Six Months of 2018
April 26, 2019
Los Angeles police today warned people who use now-legal recreational marijuana to designate others to drive in light of figures showing an increase in DUI-drug arrests following the drug's legalization. ... read more »
Corporate America Embraces 420 as Pot Legalization Grows
April 22, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marijuana users have for decades celebrated their love of the drug on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it. ... 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 »
L.A. City Council President Calls for Expungement of Pot Convictions
March 15, 2019
City Council President Herb Wesson today expressed his support for accelerating the expungement and resentencing of cannabis- related convictions in greater Los Angeles. ... read more »
Funding Increased for LADA Training, Prosecution of DUI Cases Involving Marijuana, Other Drugs
December 4, 2018
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office section dedicated to investigating and prosecuting driving under the influence cases involving alcohol, marijuana and other drugs will be receiving more than $980,000 to cover the program into next year.  ... 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 »
No Charges Against Minneapolis Officers in Black Man’s Death
August 2, 2018
Two Minneapolis police officers who shot and killed a black man last month were justified in using deadly force, a prosecutor announced Monday, saying the man was fleeing police and turned toward them with a loaded gun before he was shot. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Supports Federal Bill Seeking Banking Relief for Pot Shops
July 5, 2018
The Los Angeles City Council voted today in support of federal legislation that would prohibit banking regulators from punishing a financial service provider for doing business with a state-compliant cannabis business, a move that comes as the panel is exploring the creation of a municipal bank that could serve the cannabis industry. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus seeks to decriminalize marijuana
June 14, 2018
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling for decriminalizing marijuana use. The group wants the federal government to get out of the prohibition business when it comes to the drug, a position it says is supported by an overwhelming majority of the 48-member caucus. ... read more »
L.A. May Use Pot Money to Create Health Fund for Minority Communities
June 7, 2018
On a 12-0 vote, the council directed the city attorney to draft an election ordinance and resolutions to place a ballot measure before city voters in the Nov. 6 general election ... read more »
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