Oakland Is Going To Start Giving Reparations To Their Residents Who Have Marijuana Convictions

Weed is legal in Oakland now, but it wasn’t always, and there are many residents who have charges due to the popular (and harmless) drug. Back in May, Oakland City Council began plans to help boost their legal medical cannabis industry, which is projected to grow into a $40 billion industry in the U.S. by 2020. One of the proposals was that people who have been locked up for a weed-related charge – who are currently ineligible to have a legal license to sell weed because of their felonies – would not only be eligible, but moved to the TOP of the eligibility list as well. AKA, they’d be made a priority to approve first, as reparations for their previous charges.

(Video) First Medical Marijuana Dispensary In NYC Is Officially Open For Business!

As we reported earlier this week, New York City was finally ready to hop on the bandwagon and legalize medical marijuana in the Big Apple. Of course some cities have weed completely legalized already – medical or not – but at least baby steps are better than no steps! Columbia Care opened its doors today in Union Square, and for now, will only serve patients with extreme ailments under a doctor’s orders. And don’t expect to get your prescription and walk in here and buy all of your favorite strains and edibles – they are limited to processed concentrates and oils that can be inhaled through vaporizers. Like I said, baby steps, but we’re getting there! Check out a video of the opening today below.

(Video) Tina Campbell Of Gospel-Duo Mary Mary Reveals How She Found Out Her Husband Was Cheating

Singing sensations Mary Mary are known for their seamless mix of pop-culture and gospel music. The sister duo comprised of Erica and Tina Campbell are famous for their ability to transform praising the man above from it’s lackluster pastime to fit more contemporary trends. In recent years fans have been able to see just how human the highly respected pair are in their hit self-titled reality show. One real life issue involves Tina’s husband cheating on her. His infidelity eventually resulted in her removing herself from the group and leaving Erica Campbell to hold the group down alone while she figured out her life. Learn about her “Diary Of A Mad Black Woman” reaction after the jump!

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