420DC Weekly Round Up
Headlines from 9/8-9/15
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The Reccless Tigers, a Virginia gang primarily dealing in cannabis and cannabis-related products was indicted last month. The wild story of this gang involves California weed farms, firebombings, two murders, social media stunting, and selling vape pens to middle and high schoolers.
The New Modern-Day Criminal Justice Cannabis Reform Act of 2020 Is Considered by the Board of Elections
The Outlaw Report attended last week’s Board of Elections hearing about a last-minute—and possibly game changing—ballot initiative that would create a commercial cannabis industry, limit police powers, and increase racial equity. “Cannabis prohibition puts a target on minorities,” said Kyla Hill, deputy director of Modern Day Cannabis Justice Reform, the organization spearheading the initiative.
The results of a lengthy investigation into whether or not there was any bias or undue influence in how the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission awarded a 2019 group of licensees is out and for the most part, it says nobody did anything wrong. The report even claims that former Maryland Delegate Cheryl Glenn, who was federally indicted for taking bribes from prospective cannabis companies did not influence the license review process.
One of the very few benefits of the pandemic: Virtual events such as the National Cannabis Policy Summit are accessible to way more cannabis advocates. On Thursday hear among others, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, Richmond VA Mayor Levar Stoney, and NORML’s Justin Strekal, discussing cannabis reform.