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There have been very few opportunities for Blacks in this country to be in a position to capitalize on a new industrial movement as leaders. If we look back on the history of this country and look at the major eras that made family fortunes whether it’s cotton, oil, railroads, steel or computers, Blacks have…

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  In a monumental development that will have seismic consequences and is expected to send states into a tizzy, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce the reversal of the Obama administration policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws, Politico reports. What does that mean, essentially? Marijuana consumption, which is legal in many states has…

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Further proof that Georgia has unfair laws when it comes to marijuana occurred in Cartersville this past New Year’s Eve. That is when local police responded to a report of shots fired at a subdivision. But what they found was not a gun or shooting victims but a peaceful private party. According to the Daily…

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Former geavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has taken off his gloves to become a marijuana farmer. Just before Christmas, Tyson and his business partners broke ground on Tyson Ranch, a 40-acre piece of property in California City, California. The ranch will dedicate 20 acres to growing high-grade cannabis for medicinal and recreational use. According to…

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The state of California is about to make economic and legal history as recreational marijuana will become legal on Monday, January 1, 2018. Despite the state already having a thriving marijuana industry, it was all geared towards medical marijuana and users had to possess a medical marijuana card to legally purchase and use the weed.…

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Georgia teen Addea Simmons, 19, by all accounts, seems like a bright, young Black male with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. While he was in high school, he started baking and selling treats such as brownies to fellow students. When he graduated, he continued his baking business and expanded it, even getting others to sell his…

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Prior to 2017, the state of Georgia had some of the harshest penalties for marijuana possession in the country. Being in possession of less than an ounce of weed could mean jail, fine or probation depending on the local government. A life-altering set of circumstances for anybody especially college athletes as two University of Georgia Bulldogs…

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Pleased to sign the marijuana legislation last night at 6:24pm. Thanks to @KwanzaHall & @KeishaBottoms for all their hard work on this. pic.twitter.com/OyUFYwWYkW — Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) October 11, 2017 Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed signed historic legislation decriminalizing marijuana in the city late Tuesday evening. The new law states that possession of less than 1…

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Atlanta mayoral candidate Kwanza Hall passed legislation (17-O-1152) he introduced March 20 in Atlanta City Council that will dramatically reduce the penalty for marijuana possession and make it a non-arrestable offense. The vote passed unanimously. Hall thanked the city’s civil rights, reform and social justice leaders for helping propel the legislation in a surge of…

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The entirely unjust execution of Philando Castile by Minneapolis police officer Jeronimo Yanez and the officer’s subsequent acquittal has once again exposed a racist system in America. But new information is coming out that not only was Yanez in fear of his life by Castile, he was also concerned about the effects of secondhand pot…

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When you first meet Black roots music sensation Fantastic Negrito, you are struck by his demeanor and eclectic look. Hailing from Oakland, California, the artist told rolling out his tale of cultural displacement, triumph over tragedy, weed farming, and success in the music industry. Negrito, real name Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz, moved to Oakland when he…

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The son of boxing legend Evander Holyfield found himself in trouble with law enforcement this week. Elijah Holyfield, a running back at the University of Georgia,  was arrested for misdemeanor charges of possession of drug-related objects and marijuana possession, less than 1 ounce and use of drug related objects. Holyfield was booked into the Athens-Clarke…

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Cannabis enthusiasts worldwide recognize April 20 as a holiday, and though the details of its origins are a little foggy, reportedly a small group in California started the trend in 1971 by meeting at 4:20 p.m. to puff, puff pass in peace. The code time spread like wildfire and 46 years later, the date 4/20…

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According to stoners, there is only one holiday every year: April 20, aka 4/20. Of course, there are other events for the adventurous. So here are 10 of the biggest cannabis competitions, festivals, and parties, from January to December each year, according to theweedblog.com, everfest.com and Cannabis Business Times: This world-famous contest takes place five or six…

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Today is the alternative social smoking holiday known as “420” day. It’s a day for marijuana smokers to enjoy their weed by themselves or with friends. But how did it get started? Here are five things to know about 42’: Popular pot smoking history of 420 traces the day back to a group of high…

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