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This week, actress Felicity Huffman was informed that prosecutors are seeking a one-month prison sentence for her actions in the college admissions scandal. But, according to a letter Huffman submitted to the court seeking leniency in sentencing, she has an explanation for everything: being a mom is hard for her. “Here is the personal side…
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The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) regulatory authority over hemp…
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Cannabis Trademark Litigation: Web Platform Liability (Mr. T v. Leafly)

On August 22, 2019, actor Mr. T, best known as a star of the TV series “The A-Team,” sued Leafly Holdings Inc. for trademark infringement. The lawsuit was filed after Mr. T’s attorneys sent multiple cease and desist letters to Leafly, which were allegedly ignored. The lawsuit stems from Leafly’s listing of a strain called…

Orange County’s Swing-District Representatives Are All-In on Impeachment

As of Tuesday, all seven of Orange County’s Democratic members of Congress have publicly stated that they are on board with the formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump. That group of seven includes members who came out early in favor of the idea, ones who have only backed the idea as of this week–and, in…
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It may not have surprised most forecasters but the Bank of Canada held its key benchmark rate steady today at 1.75 percent. It’s the seventh rate meeting in a row where the rate didn’t change. A minority of forecasters had predicted the Bank would cut rates after the U.S. Federal Reserve cut its rate for…
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Most cannabis concentrate manufacturers use solvents such as butane, propane, hexane, and carbon dioxide (CO2) to extract the bioactive compounds of flower buds or trim. Cannabis concentrates contain a significantly higher level of cannabinoids including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) than cannabis flowers, nugs, and buds. While these extracts can exhibit a robust potency, they…
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Subscription boxes provide consumers with a surprise every month or every few months. It’s no wonder the trend caught on in the cannabis industry. While most subscription boxes don’t include cannabis flower or marijuana-infused products, these weed-based subscription boxes include tools, munchies, apparel, and other practical items in every box. If you’re thinking about getting…

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Herbal Analgesics Part 3: Anti-inflammatories

By Ginevra Liptan, MD *Links may generate a commission for this site Inflammation (immune system activation) plays a big role in causing certain types of pain, especially arthritis and joint pain. This is why anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen and prednisone can help so much. However they also have significant side effects including gastric ulcers and…

A Brief History of Donald Trump’s L.A. Fails

Between 2006 and 2007, Trump lived in a purgatory of his own making in Los Angeles, but his troubled history with the city—and with Hollywood in particular—goes back to the ’80s and continues through today. Here are some greatest (or, rather, worst) hits. 1986 Takes an interest in the Beverly Hills Hotel and announces he’s…

Can Middle School Love Last? This L.A. Couple Is Proof Positive

In our series How Did You Meet?, local couples tell us how they first hooked up. Ty and Lamont met in their early teens. He remembers spotting her while riding his bike around the neighborhood. They were both in middle school but he wanted to meet her immediately. “I asked my friend, ‘Who is that young…