Drugs Archives - Margolin & Lawrence
April 8, 2021
blue wall of silence

Deepening the Crack in the Blue Wall of Silence

The Blue Wall of Silence was on a fault line the evening Derek Chauvin’s knee was on George Floyd’s neck. The three other police officers who stood by were trying to keep it from crumbling by barring desperate neighborhood folks from helping a dying man.
April 1, 2021
derek chauvin trial

A Modern Day Lynching: The Case for First Degree Murder for Derek Chauvin

Pictures speak a thousand words. Videos speak volumes. That is why I am beginning this article with the video that started it all to remind the reader what happened that eventful evening to George Floyd.
March 30, 2021
justice for george floyd

Get up, Let Up. Justice for George Floyd: The Trial of Derek Chauvin

For those readers that need a refresher, George Floyd, a black man, was killed last May 25, 2020 when Derek Chauvin, a 19-year veteran of the Minneapolis police department, pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes in broad daylight.
March 29, 2021
cannabis law california

Fighting the Multi-Headed Dragon

Getting accused of cannabis-related misconduct can cause you all kinds of problems.  Often times, the best course of action is to hire an attorney experienced in all these fields to help you minimize your damage so that you can move on and avoid losing your liberty, your money, or your job.
March 24, 2021
new york cannabis legalization

New York will be the 15th State to Legalize Weed

Starting next year, the recreational sale of marijuana for adults was legalized as of today after years of beating around the bush. New Yorkers will additionally be allowed to cultivate marijuana for personal use and medical marijuana companies can begin selling whole lower instead of cannabis extracts.
March 24, 2021
noah kleinman

Who is Noah Kleinman and Why Does His Commutation Matter?

Presidential pardons are a matter of course. At the end of every president's term of office the "clemency curious" are just that over who will be the recipients of the president's favor - that right granted to the president to pardon pretty much anyone for anything.
March 23, 2021
missouri cannabis

The Show-Me State Shows Us a Better Path for Cannabis Legalization

How can California right the ship and get the industry back on track?  We could stand to learn from Missouri, which currently allows medical cannabis, and is seeking to add non-medical, adult-use cannabis licensing.
March 14, 2021
psychedelic highway

The Many [P]lanes of the Psychedelic Industry Highway: Can the Traffic Flow Smoothly?

Can access to psychedelics and psychedelic therapy or access without the fear of criminal repercussions help folks overcome the stress, anxiety, depression and trauma associated with the pandemic?
March 11, 2021
roblox

Roblox: The New Kid on the Block

There is a new kid on the block. Literally. Roblox. And it hit the stock market Wednesday, March 10, 2021 opening at $64.50 and “surged” on it’s first day of trading by going “public through a direct listing, which differs from an IPO in that shares are not backed by underwriters”.  
March 8, 2021
bringing mindmed back

Setting the Record Straight: Bringing MindMed back from the Shaft

MindMed is one one of the major players in the psychedelic space and one of the companies that are included in the very first psychedelic ETF: The Horizons Psychedelic Stock Index ETF (PSYK) that was launched at the end of January, 2021
February 26, 2021
February 2021 Cannabis Update

Cannabis Update: February 2021

This month’s newsletter features updates on the progress of cannabis banking, employment matters for cannabis businesses, and more.
February 21, 2021
California Psychedelic

California Climbs Aboard the Psychedelic Spaceship

The state of California is joining its own cities of Oakland and Santa Cruz and a host of other cities and states across the country in introducing a bill to the state legislature to decriminalize certain psychedelics. 
February 18, 2021
psychedelics

The Psychedelic Stock Liftoff. Why Psychedelics over Cannabis?

Weed makes me a better version of myself. To be perfectly frank cannabis is a my wonder remedy. In part it helps to balance my mood, connects me to my higher power, helps me see the reality of situations clearer, eases my physical aches and pains, improves my creativity, and opens my heart.
February 15, 2021
univec

Univec About to Get a Shot at Improving Healthcare for All

Univec Stock is trading in the pennies and if you try to buy shares the only place that I was able to was on Charles Schwab, where I had to open an account to prepare to do so. So one might ask, why bother? So as I sit down to write this article I will try to figure that out. Why Univec? 
February 15, 2021
vaxart

The Vaccine Plunge – What Happened to Vaxart?

“A few days ago, Vaxart (NASDAQ:VXRT) was arguably the best-performing coronavirus vaccine stock of all time. If you had invested $5,000 in the stock last year, that principal would have grown into a stunning $205,000 by Feb. 2.” 
February 14, 2021
cronus

“Computer, Buy Stock on Cronus”

Ark Invest manages the largest actively managed Exchange Traded Fund in the World. So when they announced they were going to be launching (every pun intended) a space exploration ETF (ARKX) space stocks naturally took off (every pun intended).
February 11, 2021
Reddit Psychedelics

Psychedelics Already Have Reddit on a Solid Trip

But what I do know about Reddit is that they sent Gamestop stock to the moon and back. And that's when I got interested - but the navigation of the site seems frenzied to me even when I’m in a subReddit group.
February 10, 2021
LA licensing

LA Licensing: Buying and Selling Retail Licenses

None of the 200 new retail businesses has opened yet.  Some are ready to begin operations but some are looking for investors or new storefront locations. There is now a market for these licenses for people that want to buy or sell them, as applicants are trying to decide what to do with their newly obtained licenses and how they will fund their startup costs.
January 31, 2021
gascon lawsuit

LA’s Head Prosecutor is On the Right Side of the Law and Morality

It’s been a month since the Association of Deputy District Attorneys of Los Angeles (ADDA) filed suit against LA County DA, George Gascón because of new policies put in place to lower the over-crowding of jails caused by sentencing enhancements and strict parole policies.
January 21, 2021
justice for noah kleinman

Justice ‘delayed but not defeated’ for former M&L federal client Noah Kleinman

On the night before the end of his term, former U.S. President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Noah Kleinman, in the course of granting overall clemency to 143 people caught in the federal criminal justice system.