San Francisco takes on marijuana convictions
California’s cannabis legalization legislation created a pathway for people to have their previous marijuana convictions expunged or reduced. San Francisco’s district attorney decided that instead of waiting for people to come forward and petition the courts, prosecutors will review and expunge or reduce thousands of convictions going back decades. As District Attorney George Gascón said, “We believe it is the right thing to do. We believe it is the just thing to do.” We couldn’t agree more.
World’s first CBD store now open
Many of marijuana’s medicinal properties come from CBD (cannabidiol), a compound found in the plant. CBD products aren’t too hard to find, but until now, there haven’t been any stores dedicated to CBD-only merchandise. Fortunately for fans of this cannabinoid, the world’s first CBD store just opened in Las Vegas. Learn more about it here.
Booze, bud and liver disease
According to a new study, cannabis might lessen the liver damage caused by chronic alcohol use. Researchers found that alcoholics who used marijuana daily had a lower risk of developing liver disease than those who did not. Here we have yet another medicinal use for cannabis.
Texas’ first medical cannabis oil delivery
Over two years after Governor Greg Abbott of Texas signed a law legalizing the sale of cannabis oil to Texans suffering from intractable epilepsy, a six-year-old girl became the first person in the state to receive her legal medical marijuana delivery. Baby steps.
Donald Trump Jr. seems to love Twitter and hate proofreading as much as his dad. He recently tweeted that “democracy dies in dankness.” Marijuana enthusiasts are thrilled.