420DC Weekly Round Up
Headlines from 9/22-9/29
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House Democrats suddenly announced last week that they would not be voting on The MORE Act—which would essentially decriminalize cannabis on a federal level—until after the November election. “Justice delayed is justice denied,” announced NORML. The Outlaw Report explains what happened and how the Democrats got cold feet on such a popular bill.
Lance Lucas who pleaded guilty to bribing former delegate Cheryl Glenn on behalf of two medicinal cannabis companies was sentenced last week to 18 months in jail. “I’ve spent my whole entire adult life giving to those less fortunate than myself,” Lucas said during his sentencing. “I let down my students, my mother, my teachers.”
Ray Dixon, a National Expungement Week Local Organizer and the founder of The Ounce writes about the significance of National Expungement Week and provides a rundown of events and clinics happening in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area: “National Expungement Week (N.E.W.) is a non-cannabis specific awareness movement that facilitates expungement relief and wrap-around services to communities affected by the War on Drugs.”
A State Trooper in Richmond, Virginia stopped a man and then searched his car after claiming he smelled cannabis. What followed was a violent interaction that at least one Reddit user observed, could have been entirely avoided if weed smell was no longer consider enough to search citizens’ vehicles.
In the latest episode of The Outlaw Report podcast, Scott Cecil talks to Linda Mercado Greene, the Co-Founder, Board Chair, and CEO/Owner of Anacostia Organics. Scott also welcome back The Outlaw Report’s Brandon Soderberg to discuss the future of The MORE Act and cannabis reforms in Washington, D.C. and Virginia.