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San Francisco to Erase Marijuana Convictions Automatically

 SAN FRANCISCO, CA: San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement on Wednesday that the city will erase thousands of marijuana convictions, going all the way back to 1975. The New York Times reported that the district attorney's office plans to dismiss the cases without defendants having to petition the court.   Recreational marijuana became legal in California on Jan. 1, 2018, and a provision in the new law requires that minor marijuana […]

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Categories: California, Crime, Jail Time

Cannabis Company Feeds the Needy with One Million Free Meals

OAKLAND, Calif. ? A cannabis company has donated one million meals to California families in need. Bloom Farms CEO Michael Ray announced that the company's one-for-one program that donates one meal for every item Bloom Farms sells has reached one million donated meals.   Ray said that the company donates the cost of a meal to local food banks in the area for each product sold. The company also […]

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Categories: California, Cannabis Culture, Health

Legislators in New York Want Mary Jane to Fight Addiction

ALBANY, N.Y.: New York legislators proposed a bill that would include opiate addiction as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. The Daily News reported that the legislation was proposed last week to the Assembly and Senate.   The measure was introduced by Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell (D-Manhattan) and can help to end the opioid crises by helping addicts who are in detox with anxiety, […]

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Categories: medical marijuana, New York, Opiods

Minister of Mexico Wants to Legalize Marijuana Like the U.S.

MEXICO CITY, Mexico: The Minister of Mexico is advocating for legal recreational marijuana in Mexico. Enrique de la Madrid said that the country would benefit greatly by legalizing marijuana, citing the United States as a model for legalization and a way to combat the illegal marijuana market. He added that it "was absurd" not to legalize the drug. De la Madrid made the comments last week while attending a conference in Mexico […]

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Categories: Enforcement, Government, Legalization

Wyoming Legislature Wants Edible Pot Law

Legislatures in Wyoming have proposed tough marijuana laws specifically addressing edibles due to the flood of cannabis-infused edibles spilling into the state from Colorado. Marijuana is illegal in Wyoming but quite legal in the neighboring state of Colorado.    Current law considers possession of more than 3 ounces of cannabis flowers a felony, carrying a prison sentence of up to 5 years. Two bills are being proposed […]

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Categories: Crime, Edibles, Enforcement, Health, Legalization, Legislation, Marijuana Use, Medical Benefits, medical marijuana, Wyoming

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