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Al Harrington and VIOLA Launch VIOLA Cares to Push Boundaries in Cannabis Industry to Combat Injustice
April 30, 2020
Former NBA basketball star Al Harrington has been relentlessly working in the community to foster awareness around social equity and provide initiatives for marginalized communities through his cannabis company VIOLA. Since the inception of COVID-19, the cannabis industry has quickly expanded; as vulnerable communities rush to find alternative methods to the disproportionate healthcare system, the cannabis industry has been a source of support. VIOLA launched a recent collaboration with AKOO Clothing, owned by rapper and entrepreneur Tip Harris, on April 20.  Proceeds of the capsule’s launch have been donated to the Root and Rebound's COVID-19 Relief effort, an initiative to give back to the families affected by incarceration and injustice. ... 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 »
Divided US House Committee Backs Pot Decriminalization
November 22, 2019
A divided U.S. House committee approved a proposal Wednesday to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, a vote that was alternately described as a momentous turning point in national cannabis policy or a hollow political gesture. ... read more »
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“The State Of Our Nation” “Glorious On The Outside”:‘Unclean’ On The Inside”
November 21, 2019
Success On “The Way”... Ask Dr. Jeanette Parker™ ... read more »
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 »
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