The Emerald Cup is the "Heart of Cannabis Culture"

For those looking for the heart of cannabis culture, look no further than the Emerald Cup — a cannabis festival and competition bringing together 15,000 of the California’s best cultivators, policy experts, artists, and cannabis enthusiasts. At this year's past Emerald Cup in Santa Rosa, California, Elise McRoberts guides us through the festival and its cast of characters enjoying the show. Now, in a legal adult use atmosphere, Cup goers need not worry about red tape or reserved areas just for medical marijuana patients. Raving about how “free” it felt, guests could see first hand the sophistication and development of the cannabis industry, at once expanding in its offerings and reducing the stigma along the way. 

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If passed, a new bipartisan bill filed in the House of Representative this week would automatically seal some federal marijuana convictions. On Tuesday, Representatives Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) introduced a new piece of legislation titled the Clean Slate Act. Under the new bill, individuals with federal cannabis convictions will automatically have their records sealed one year after they have completed their sentence.

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