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Richard DeLisi walked out of South Bay Correctional Facility in Palm Beach County, Florida last week a free man. After spending 31 years of an astounding 90-year sentence, the longest-serving inmate convicted on nonviolent cannabis charges in the U.S. has been released, according to a report by NBC News. DeLisi owes his freedom to the tireless efforts of pro-bono attorneys working with the Last Prisoner Project and plans to use the attention garnered from his case to “pay it forward” with cannabis advocacy.
The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board announced on Friday, December 11th, it had suspended Centralia’s Praxis Laboratory’s certification to conduct quality assurance testing on cannabis products. According to the press release on the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board website, “Praxis was found to have falsified testing data to provide high tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) potency results for more than 1200 samples of cannabis.” Praxis denies any wrongdoing and has begun mounting the appeals process for its defense.
Written by Katie Bryan