With lawmakers actively debating REC legalization, New York is suddenly talking cannabis.
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.
MJ Biz Daily has a deep dive into the situation at L.A.-based retailer MedMen, which is facing three lawsuits and the possible loss of its West Hollywood store. The company is publicly traded in Canada and has operations in several key markets.
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The new Cannabis Research Center at UC Berkeley is studying satellite imagery of Humboldt and Mendocino counties to better understand the environmental impact of illegal cannabis growing. The hope is it will inform policy for the legal industry.
“We have an army of undergraduates who look at high-resolution imagery and digitize how big the farms are, how many plants we can see,” Van Butsic, co-Director of the Cannabis Research Center
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee (D), who's contemplating a run for the White House, offered pardons to thousands of low-level marijuana offenders, but so far only 13 have received them. The state legislature is now contemplating a more expansive measure, for which hundreds of thousands would be elligible.
Seattle Times, Spokesman-Review
The Senate confirmed William Barr as US Attorney General. Barr, who also held the position during the George H.W. Bush administration is no fan of cannabis, but in his confirmation hearings he said he doesn't plan to "go after" state legal businesses.
N.Y. Times, CBS
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In a conversation with Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, superstar architect Frank Gehry talked about spending a night in jail after getting busted for driving with weed on his person. He also discussed a women's prison cell he saw which had six beds and one toilet for 12 women. "I think with our jails, if you're not a real criminal when you go in, when you go out, you are."