Arrested several times for mega-grows in Northern California, Eddy Lepp spent eight years in jail from 2008 to 2016. An unrelenting cannabis activist like his friend Jack Herer, Lepp passed from cancer today in California. He was 69.
With the resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after the release of a damning investigation into "allegations of sexual harassment," Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will take over as of August 24, becoming the state's first female governor She's in full support of the legalization legislation that passed in March.
Known as Wayward Bill, William Chengelis was former chair of the U.S. Marijuana Party and a tireless Colorado cannabis crusader. He passed on August 7 at the age of 70.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is actively seeking bi-partisan support for his Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, and says he and co-sponsors Cory Booker and Ron Wyden are ready to negotiate.
President Biden's nominee for the drug czar post in his administration, March of Dimes chief medical and health officer, Dr. Rahul Gupta, has been hailed by Kevin Sabet who heads the anti-pot group SAM, as well as by Sen. Joe Manchin.