Second chance for Californians with marijuana convictions

Most California residents know that recreational marijuana will become legal on January 1st, 2018. What some may not realize is that there’s a provision in the new state cannabis law that could drastically change the lives of hundreds of thousands Californians. People convicted of marijuana crimes will have the opportunity to have their records wiped clean or charges reduced. Learn more about this incredible provision here.

VA introduces new medical cannabis policy

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been excruciatingly slow to embrace medical marijuana as a beneficial option for many veterans. Fortunately, things are going to get a little bit better with a new policy. While VA doctors are not permitted to recommend medical marijuana to their veteran patients, they’ll be allowed to discuss the possibility. Baby steps.

World Health Organization rules on CBD

The World Health Organization, an agency of the United Nations, has recommended that cannabidiol (CBD) should not be scheduled as a drug. This could pave the way for legal CBD use around the world. Well done.

World’s longest joint

What do you get when you combine 40 people, 1,000 grams of marijuana and 3,000 yards of rolling paper? A 100-foot-long joint, which was rolled at a cannabis festival in Massachusetts. Nice.

USPS bans pot pictures on stamps

The U.S. Postal Service has decided that custom stamps may not contain any images of cannabis. Depictions of tobacco, booze and guns are still permitted. Seems illogical, but okay.