Karma Koala Podcast – Brought To You By Cannabis Law Report Episode 48
This week Heather talks to.
Lezli Engelking founder at FOCUS a company that creates and manages standards for industry and government. She speaks to Heather from Morocco, where she’s on business, about standards in the industry, their response to the Schumer bill, banking in the industry, equity in the industry and the importance not only of US standards in the cannabis sector but international standards too as other markets begin slowly to open.
Next Heather speaks David Canady who is the found of a boutique cannabis law firm based in Florida. He talks about the issues in the current Florida state set up, offers thoughts on Federal regulation as well as a general discussion and perspective from a smaller law firm operating in the cannabis sector
Last but not least. Heather bumped into Fab Freddy 5 and Bernard Noble at a conference over the weekend who’ve gone into partnership with Curaleaf.
B NOBLE was founded in partnership with well-known visual artist, filmmaker and hip-hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy to raise awareness and create funding to defend people from cannabis-related criminalization. The brand is dedicated to telling the story of namesake Bernard Noble, who was arrested in Louisiana and sentenced to 13 years in prison for possessing the equivalent of two joints. In 2017, Bernard’s case began to draw attention across the country, and he quickly became a national symbol for the need to reform the country’s unjust drug laws, sparking advocacy and a movement to free him. As a result, Bernard was released seven years into his sentence.
Each B Noble Pre-Roll pack contains two One Gram pre-rolls for a total of Two Grams of cannabis. This number was deliberately chosen for the brand’s inaugural product as a reminder of the harsh sentence Bernard faced for possessing the equivalent of two joints at the time of his arrest.
“Our partnership with Curaleaf is our deeper dive into dedicated social equity work,” said Fab 5 Freddy. “B NOBLE exists to generate support for the defense of people impacted by the War on Drugs.”
We apologise for some of the sound quality as Heather was onsite rather than conducting the interview in more studio like conditions. The interview is a little more freestyle than we usually do on Karma Koala… but then again it is Fab Freddy 5 so freestyle, is in the end, the name of the game.
As always music too.
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