This case features former Eaze CEO James Patterson, who pled guilty in federal court to defrauding the bank. The company insisted it did not wrong when accused by a competitor of playing fast & loose with customer credit card transactions. Then came clean when a separate case showed the gig was up.
Michael Thompson served over 25 years in Michigan prison for a nonviolent marijuana offense. In January 2021, Governor Whitmer granted Michael's request for commutation. In the early hours of January 28th, at 4am, Michael Thompson was released from prison in Jackson, Michigan – and reunited with his family and loved ones that he hadn’t seen in over 25 years.
Behind B Noble, Fab 5 Freddy’s line of cannabis with Curaleaf Holdings, Inc., is former prisoner Bernard Noble, a Black man who served seven years out of a 13-year sentence of hard labor in prison for the equivalent of two joints’ worth of cannabis. Fab 5 Freddy and Noble turned his story of injustice on its head with a new partnership selling cannabis. The form? Two-joint packs, the exact amount that led to Noble’s original sentence.
Florida Man that claims to be a marijuana entrepreneur gets snared in a sex trafficking case against tax collector and Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz. Reminds us of the case against the Russian spies that were working at a marijuana company in California. This is why we can’t have nice things.