After years of wariness, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) called on the state to legalize REC. Cuomo, long seen as a potential presidential candidate, couched the goal in the language of social justice.
“The fact is we have had two criminal justice systems: one for the wealthy and the well off, and one for everyone else,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
With Democrats about to take control of the House, the industry is preparing an aggressive pro-cannabis agenda.
52. Buck Angel: From Porn Star to “Tranpa”
This week Alex and Donnell sit down with LGBTQ activist and cannabis entrepreneur Buck Angel to talk about the queer community's role in cannabis legalization, Buck's experience being the first trans man in LA to have hormone replacement therapy, and how he made his way from porn star to public figure. Plus, CBD is on the rise.
Canadian MED company Tilray landed the industry's first global pharmaceutical partnership. Sandoz AG, a division of the Swiss drug giant Novartis, will sell non-smokeable Tilray products in legal jurisdictions worldwide.
Tilray also announced a $100M partnership with AB InBev, the world's largest brewer, to develop cannabis-infused beverages for Canada.
Duke University researchers found that THC alters the genetics of sperm cells, but they don't yet know if it's a problem.
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Trump signed the bipartisan First Step Act, which will increase prison rehabilitation efforts and give judges more discretion in sentencing drug offenders.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver discussed the nuances of his thinking on cannabis use by players. The league continues to discuss the issue with the players association.
We should follow the science," Silver said. "This is not an ethical issue for me. It's not a moral issue for me. I obviously see what's happening in states around America."
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