420DC Weekly Round Up
Headlines from 9/15-9/22
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The Outlaw Report talks to Mackenzie Copley, CEO and cofounder of One Tent Health which provides free HIV testing to those who cannot afford it or aren’t insured. Since the nonprofit’s founding, One Tent Health has also added access to PrEP and voter registration to its initiative and now with some help from Cherry Blossom CBD, is providing free CBD gummies to those who are tested. “We want to drum up more education about CBD and its benefits,” Copley said. “We’ll have information packets on site as well
In an op-ed for The Outlaw Report, lawyer and co-founder of the Avantpay Conference Joshua Radbod explores some of the problems those in the cannabis business bump into when it comes to banking and what can be done—and teases next year’s Avantpay Conference.
Last week’s National Cannabis Policy Summit featured among others, Richmond, Virginia Mayor Levar Stoney who like many other lawmakers in the state is pushing for cannabis legalization. “Legalization represents an amazing opportunity for restorative economic justice. It’s an opportunity to provide well-deserved reparations for decades of pain, displacement, and incarceration,” Stoney said.
Cannabis advocates know the name Rylie Maedler for her role in establishing Rylie’s Law which allows access to cannabis for minors who need it for medical reasons. Maedler has also opened with her family ,a hemp farm in Virginia, and is now one of the many people featured in the documentary CBD Nation, available on Amazon, iTunes, and elsewhere.
In the latest episode of The Outlaw Report podcast, Scott Cecil talks to NORML Development Director and NORML Virginia Executive Director Jenn Michelle Pedini about Virginia’s recent cannabis reforms, the special legislative session, and possible cannabis legalization in the state. And reporter Brandon Soderberg discusses the new ballot initiative in Washington, D.C. to establish a commercial cannabis industry in the District.