Los Angeles Expunges 66,000 Cannabis Convictions

Few things are perfect, and that includes the manner in which legalized adult-use cannabis programs have been regulated. While it’s easy and fun to list all the ways regulatory agencies have, and continue, to screw things up, the good parts include increased access to clean, tested cannabis products, abundant tax

Check Out the National Cannabis Diversity Awareness Convention March 8th

I attend many cannabis conferences in many places, and have recounted, dear reader, my experiences. To save you having to search for these columns and posts, here is a quick summation: The attendees, speakers, and vendors are primarily male and white. On the other hand, the War on Drugs—and on cannabis in

Baltimore To Cease Charging For Cannabis Possession

Marilyn Mosby, state's attorney for Baltimore, made a major policy announcement this week concerning cannabis laws. The new policies will potentially impact thousands of lives, primarily those of people of color, and her plans are something all cities should be considering, regardless of state cannabis policy. As reported by the New

Washington State May Expunge Cannabis Offenses

If you or someone you know was busted in Washington State for a misdemeanor cannabis possession charge, Governor Jay Inslee (D) has announced that a new program to provide some relief, and something that never should have been can now be undone. And it's only taken seven years since cannabis was

Cannabis and Race Have an Intertwined History of Imperialism

A black man and woman sit in front of a tree facing the camera

Cannabis history is nearly as long as the history of human civilization, but unlike other agricultural products, the story of this plant has often been shrouded in the dark. This is true especially in America, where cannabis’ legacy has long been connected with our country’s institutionalized racism. It’s time for this to