This Week’s Marijuana News Round-Up: Multiple Pro_Cannabis Bills on Capitol Hill; Marc and Jodie Emery Arrested at Toronto Airport; Prison Is Never Far from Released Marijuana Lifer Weldon Angelos’ Mind; Los Angeles Marijuana Election Results End on a High Note.
Legal/Political Marijuana News
Multiple Pro_Cannabis Bills on Capitol Hill — There are MULTIPLE marijuana bills in Congress right now! Find out how you can support cannabis reform.
Prison Is Never Far from Released Marijuana Lifer Weldon Angelos’ Mind — It’s been nine months since Weldon Angelos was released from prison – 43 years early. Angelos spent 12 years behind bars for selling cannabis to a police informant before a federal court granted him a reduction in his sentence. Had he served the entirety of his 55-year minimum sentence, he would have been 80 years old upon his release. Even so, those 12 years in the clink “destroyed [his]life”, breaking apart the 37-year-old father of three’s family and leaving him with next to nothing when he was released on May 31, 2016.
International Marijuana News
Marc and Jodie Emery Arrested at Toronto Airport — Marc and Jodie Emery, Canada’s self-proclaimed “Prince and Princess of Pot,” have been arrested and charged in Toronto in connection with coordinated raids on numerous Cannabis Culture marijuana dispensaries across the country.
Marijuana News State by State
Los Angeles Marijuana Election Results End on a High Note — Pot will regulated in the city of Los Angeles. That’s because Measure M was approved Tuesday by voters. At stake was regulation of the pot business in L.A., where there is perhaps 1,000 retail shops, with untold numbers of cultivators, delivery services, testing labs, edibles bakers and concentrate makers operating in the city.