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July 9, 2020

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Debby Goldsberry of Magnolia Wellness Responds to Robberies That Occurred Amid Protests

“While we don’t like being targeted like this, we get it. Our sympathies lie with the protesters and people of color who have been way too long targeted by law enforcement.”

^ Debby Goldsberry, a long-time cannabis advocate and owner of Oakland’s historic Magnolia Wellness dispensary, responded with empathy to her store being the target of multiple robberies between May 31 and June 1, during protests against police violence spurred by the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. She said she was targeted not by protesters nor looters, but by a group taking advantage of a police force that would not be able to respond quickly during the protests. Source: Cannabis Dispensary magazine

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Cannabis Found at the Judahite Shrine of Biblical Arad

“This is the first time that cannabis has been identified in the Ancient Near East; Its use in the shrine must have played a central role in the cultic rituals performed there.”

^ Eran Arie from The Israel Museum in Jerusalem issued this comment about a recent article from the Journal of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University that reported traces of cannabis were found on an 8th century BCE shrine comprised of two limestone monoliths. The findings suggest that cannabis was deliberately used as a psychoactive during cult practices in biblical Judah. Source: Taylor and Francis Group/ Journal of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University

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Canopy Growth CEO Predicts U.S. Federal Legalization in 2022

“My view is we will have something akin to federal permissibility, maybe in 2022, possibly 2025 at the outside. That’s regardless of who’s in the White House.”

^ David Klein, CEO of international cannabis company Canopy Growth, said in an interview with Yahoo Finance Canada that he expects the U.S. market will open up to cannabis as soon as 2022. He added that as more states legalize the plant, it “puts a little more pressure on the federal government not to make criminals of people operating legitimate businesses.” Source: Yahoo Finance Canada