San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced Jan. 31 that his office will retroactively apply Proposition 64 to misdemeanor and felony convictions dating back to 1975. Up to 4,940 cases are eligible for review in his district alone. Source: San Francisco District Attorney’s Office




Georgia Senator Curt Thompson (D-Tucker) introduced a bill to legalize and tax adult-use cannabis in the Peach State. The bill has gained traction by attracting six sponsors, but chances that state lawmakers will legalize the plant remain slim. Source: WSB-TV 2 Atlanta




José Hidalgo, founder and CEO of Knox Medical, one of three medical dispensaries legally allowed to operate in Texas, announced that his dispensary delivered to a patient the state’s first legal cannabis oil Feb. 1, more than two years after Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law legalizing CBD oil for Texans with intractable epilepsy. The patient receiving the medication was a young female child from Central Texas. Source: Texas Tribune




British Columbia Solicitor General Mike Farnworth on the announcement of B.C.’s cannabis regulatory framework-which allows for online and storefront sales, but limits brick-and-mortar commerce to stand-alone stores that don’t sell liquor, tobacco, food or other products. Municipalities will be able to block in-store sales. Source: Vancouver Sun

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