The Clean Slate Act
A group of lawmakers reached across the aisle to introduce the Clean Slate Act, which would tackle a major issue faced by people convicted of non-violent marijuana crimes. The bill would seal the records of qualifying offenders who remain crime-free one year after their completed prison sentences. Consequently, those impacted could stop being penalized by their criminal records. This criminal justice reform bill came about from a partnership between the Congressional Black Caucus and the Freedom Caucus, two groups rarely aligned on any issues. Get the details on the Clean Slate Act here.
Elon Musk and the infamous blunt
You probably already heard about this, but in case you didn’t, we’re here to tell you about Elon Musk’s recent cannabis experience. While on the very popular “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, billionaire businessman Musk tried a puff of Rogan’s blunt. Musk exhaled extremely quickly. The internet freaked out over Musk trying marijuana, even though this took place in California, where recreational cannabis is legal. Shares of Tesla briefly took a dip. The end.
Puerto Rico’s recovering medical marijuana program
It’s been nearly one year since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, killing thousands of people and causing billions of dollars in damage. The storm also destroyed medical cannabis facilities. While the rebuilding process for marijuana businesses has not been easy, these enterprises are now doing quite well. Learn more about these resilient businesses here.
Coral Reefer cannabis
Musician/businessman/dad rock idol Jimmy Buffett has decided to license the “Coral Reefer” brand to a medical marijuana company. If you didn’t know (we didn’t know), the Coral Reefer Band is the name of Buffett’s touring and recording band. Soon, you’ll be able to buy Coral Reefer edibles and vape pens.
Dispensary hero vs robbers
When four robbers ran into a dispensary in Canada, one courageous employee decided to stand up to them. This brave soul used a bong as a weapon. It worked. Superheroes are real, and they come in the form of bong-brandishing knights.