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Cleveland City Council Eliminates Penalties for Simple Cannabis Possession
The city council in Cleveland voted on Monday to end all penalties for possession of up to 200 grams, or just over 7 ounces, of cannabis, effectively decriminalizing marijuana in Ohio’s second-largest city. “What we’re proposing is zero fines, zero jail time for anyone who has up to 200 grams of marijuana,” said Councilman Blaine… View Article

Legislative Committee To Discuss Major Marijuana Reform Bill in New Mexico
After New Mexico’s governor predicted that legalization of cannabis is a priority for some lawmakers this year, a Democratic state senator has proposed a bill that would regulate adult use. SB 115 will be reviewed for the first time by a legislative committee on Tuesday.  The initiative would make it mandatory for recreational dispensaries to… View Article

California Officials Report Dangerous Additives Present in Seized Illegal Vapes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials announced Monday that marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives, including a thickening agent blamed for a national outbreak of deadly lung illnesses tied to vaping. Officials also found that the illegal vapes confiscated in the December raids typically were not as… View Article

Katie Cazorla Knows How to Party
When Katie Cazorla and I connect by phone, she’s in great spirits, enjoying the lull that accompanies the aftermath of the holiday season in Los Angeles. She’s back home in the city for a brief stint before embarking on an upcoming a string of shows at the Tropicana Laugh Factory in Las Vegas with Bill… View Article

What’s in Your Stash? Julia Jacobson, Aster Farms, California
Julia Jacobson has suffered migraines for years, with one lasting as long as eight days. In 2016, she had a migraine to top all migraines—it lasted six months and came with vomiting and dehydration that landed her in the hospital on three separate occasions. “I’ll never forget the day it began—September 22,” she shared. “It… View Article

Despite City Council Vote, Austin Cops Will Still Ticket, Arrest Pot Users
The city council in Austin, Texas approved a resolution last week to end enforcement of low-level marijuana offenses, but the city’s police chief says that the department will continue to issue tickets and make arrests for possession of small amounts of pot. On Thursday, the city council passed a resolution directing the police department not… View Article

Tennessee Senator Files Bill to Allow Sale and Taxation of Marijuana
Legal pot in the land of Rocky Top?  That’s what one Tennessee lawmaker is aiming to achieve in this year’s legislative session. State Sen. Raumesh Akbari filed legislation on Friday to permit the sale of marijuana. The bill calls for the new law to effect on July 1, which would bring Tennessee in line with… View Article

Mexico City Cannabis Activists Plant Buds at Capital’s Best Known Monument
Mexico City cannabis activist Jade Luna Villavicencio is sure that the end of cannabis prohibition can’t be far away. “There’s a saying that goes, ‘No hay mal que dure cien años’ [nothing bad lasts for a hundred years]’,” said the activist at yesterday’s cannabis plant-in.  If that’s the case, then we’re in the final countdown…. View Article

Big Pharma Exec Sentenced to Over Five Years in Prison For Role in Opioid Crisis
“He was already a billionaire when this started, and this made him even richer,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathaniel Yeager at big pharma drug dealer John Kapoor’s trial. On Thursday, the Insys Therapeutics founder saw the price of that greed. After pleading not guilty, Kapoor was convicted of orchestrating a criminal conspiracy and sentenced to… View Article

Chicago Shop Owner Gets Prison Sentence For Selling K2 Laced With Rat Poison
Convenience store owner Fouad Masoud, owner of the King Mini Mart on South Kedzie Avenue on the west side of Chicago, will spend the next seven years in prison for selling K2 laced with rat poison. Prosecutors had fought for a sentence of 10 years, citing Masoud’s admission to selling upwards of 80 packages of… View Article