The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement, or MORE, act, which was approved by Congress and awaiting a Senate hearing, would decriminalize marijuana use, manufacturing and distribution and possession at the federal level.
According to Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, Los Angeles County is set to dismiss about 60,000 marijuana convictions in the upcoming months. The final step is to consider damages caused by narcotics enforcements before California voted to decriminalize marijuana.
Nicholas Athey, instructor of sociology at the University of La Verne, gave a presentation titled "Conducting Cannabis Policy Research During the Era of Post-Prohibition," before about 14 students and faculty in the Campus Center Tuesday.
Ian Lising, associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, reflected on the societal effects of spin doctoring as per his book published this year, “The Spin Doctrine: Communicating Belief, Truth and Fact,” during a talk Tuesday before students and faculty in the Howell Board Room.
Cynthia Nixon has made legalizing marijuana her priority in her campaign for governor of New York. Along with the legalization of pot, Nixon wants to see reparations for those who have already been charged with crimes involving marijuana. Nixon believes this would be a step in the right direction for the criminal justice system and racial inequality. Finally, someone plans to act on the disparity in arrests among marijuana users.
University President Devorah Lieberman and Provost Jonathan Reed presented a draft of a resolution on Oct. 26 to students and faculty listing the actions they plan to take in the coming weeks and months to improve the treatment of minority groups on campus.
The Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre could be showing some of its final films this year. Although nothing has been approved yet, the city of Montclair has been dealing with a proposal to tear the theater down to make space for several warehouses.
Aiden Aizumi, a transgender activist and University of La Verne alumnus, shared his experience in honor of Transgender Rememberance Day on Nov. 20 via Zoom. This event also centered around remembering those in the transgender community who have died this past year due to violence.