Black Caucus Threatening To Push Back Marijuana Sales In Chicago
The Chicago City Council's Black Caucus is threatening to push back the sale of recreational marijuana in the city. Caucus chairman Alderman Jason Ervin is planning to introduce an ordinance today that would prevent legal marijuana sales until July 1st, 2020. The caucus is expressing concerns that no people of color will be among the owners of the businesses allowed to sell weed when it's legalized January 1st. #MarijuanaNews #PotNews #BlackCaucus
New Jersey Could Be Next To Join America's "Pot Party"
A New Jersey lawmaker, a Democrat, has introduced legislation to legalize marijuana in the Garden State, despite vocal opposition from Governor Christie. Senator Nicholas Scutari unveiled the bill at a news conference in the state capital Monday afternoon. The bill would make New Jersey one of a growing number of states to legalize the drug. Scutari said the measure would generate 300-million dollars in new tax revenue. Currently, medical marijuana is legal but only for
Marley To Transform Prison Into Pot Farm
Bob Marley's youngest son, Damian Marley, is going to turn a former California State Prison into a pot farm. "Billboard" is reporting the Jamaican reggae artist has partnered with a company called Ocean Grown Extracts to convert the Claremont Custody Center in Coalinga, California. The 38-year-old says he fully appreciates the irony, or perhaps poetic justice, of the endeavor. Claremont use to house a great deal of non-violent drug offenders. #BobMarley #DamianMarley #OceanG