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February 10, 2021

Can Gamestop Be Stopped? And Should It Be?

For those of you, like me, who never heard of them before this past week (okay, so my interests are a little more singular) GameStop is an American video game, consumer electronics, and gaming merchandise retailer.
January 31, 2021
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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 29, 2021
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UCLA Gets Grant for Mass Incarceration Library

Lytle Hernandez is no stranger to the history of incarceration. Her most recent book “City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles 1771–1965” lays out a bleak history that has led to Los Angeles hosting the largest jail population in the United States, and most likely the world.
January 21, 2021
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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.
January 18, 2021
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Tag, You’re Infected! Covid and Prisons

How well is the population within the criminal justice system protected from Covid19? I was asked to 'do a covid in prison update’ and as I sat down to write I asked myself what does that even mean?
January 12, 2021
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What Part of No Don’t You Get? Capitol Sedition Matters

Chuck Schumer called January 6, 2021 "A day of Infamy". So did I with a post on Instagram a few hours before he did.
January 8, 2021
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The Controversial COVID-19 Vaccine: Myths and Facts

As the COVID-19 infection and death rates surge throughout the country, the importance of a prompt and efficient vaccine rollout is more important than ever.
January 5, 2021
Georgia On My Mind

U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia: Stakes are HIGH…even for cannabis standards

Two of Georgia’s Senate seats are up for grabs as a result of the non-conclusive results from the 2020 election.
January 4, 2021
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Union Confusion – Many Trust Unions, While Others Try to Bust Them

As California tries to get its struggling licensed cannabis industry up and running, people have asked us questions about the role of labor unions in the process. Many business owners have allied with a labor union from the beginning, recognizing the substantial benefits that union ties can bring to a licensed and heavily regulated business.
December 31, 2020
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LA DA George Gascon Should be Applauded, and Go Further by Declining to Prosecute Drug Sales

New Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon has drawn a lot of attention for his progressive new policies...
December 28, 2020
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Budding In: The Law’s Intrusion on Branding in the Cannabis Industry

As of January 2020, a total of 11 states have legalized recreational marijuana, and 33 states have legalized medical marijuana.
December 28, 2020
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Los Angeles is Open for Cannabis Business – a land of opportunity in these uncertain times.

The commercial cannabis industry is rocketing forward in Los Angeles, as much of the rest of society has stagnated amidst the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns.
December 21, 2020
The MORE Act

The MORE Act is More Justice!

The cannabis industry reached a significant milestone on December 4, 2020, when for the first time ever, the House of Representatives passed a bill to end federal cannabis prohibition.
August 1, 2020
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California is Sick and Tired of the Feds

Through its commercial cannabis licensing system, the State of California stands diametrically opposed to the federal government, which criminalizes all production and sales of marijuana […]
September 18, 2019

DCR Accepting Applications for Undue Concentration in Los Angeles

  Don’t panic. Although the first application cycle for cannabis retail licensing in the City of Los Angeles closed this morning, the real fun is […]
December 21, 2018

What the First Step Act Means for Criminal Justice Reform

On Tuesday, the First Step Act passed the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support, 87-12. If it passes the vote in the House of Representatives, as experts predict […]
November 5, 2018

Cannabis and the 2018 Midterm Elections

The 2018 Midterm Elections are perhaps the most important in recent memory. They are the first, best, and last hope the Democrats have to set […]