The Dime: 10/23/2020

Following important cannabis news articles every day can be a real burn-out, we know. That’s why the Emerald rolls up a chronicle of the headiest news hits, and passes them to you at the end of each week. We Bring You: The Dime.

 

Written by Katie Bryan | Emerald Magazine

 

Justice HIGHlights

A coalition of advocates and concerned citizens can collectively rejoice in claiming a minor victory against a biased justice system.  Sean Worsley, the disabled Purple Heart recipient and Iraq War veteran who was diagnosed with PTSD, has finally been released on parole in Alabama following an eight-month incarceration for possession of medical cannabis, reports the Alabama Political Reporter.

 

Garden State Goes Green

In a new poll conducted by the law firm Brach Eichler, LLC., New Jersey voters support the expungement of low-level cannabis convictions in addition to the legalization of adult-use cannabis. According to HeadyNJ, “the support for pardons was universal” amongst Democrats and Republicans, and “the poll showed 68 percent favored Gov. Murphy issuing pardons.”

 

Caught Green-Handed

In the most bizarre news from the last week, TMZ reports Erik Menendez, one half of the famed Menendez sibling duo responsible for murdering their parents with a shotgun in 1989, was sent cannabis from an outside source. Officials have separated him from the general population pending an investigation into the source of the cannabis and its intent upon receipt — whether the material was intended for Menendez to personally use or if it was to be used as currency within the prison.  

Emerald contributor since September 2020

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