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Rapper Loon Released from Prison After Nine Years Serving Non-Violent Drug Charge

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Chauncey Hawkins, the Harlem-based former Bad Boy Records rapper—aka Loon—was released from Florida’s FCI Coleman Low on June 29 after serving nearly nine years on a drug conspiracy charge. 

Although a series of letters and petitions signed by celebrities and musicians had circulated over these past nine years, the real force behind Loon’s release came from a former prisoner himself, Weldon Angelos, who had served 13 years of a 55-year sentence for selling less than an ounce of weed

Angelos, who set up the Weldon Project after his own release in 2016, had collected letters of support for Loon signed by entertainers such as Grammy Award-winning singer Faith Evans, former NBA champion Kevin Garnett, Roc Nation rapper Freeway, rapper Baby Bash, and others in the music and entertainment industries that eventually included Snoop Dogg and Kim Kardashian West. 

But the breakthrough came when Angelos personally wrote and filed Loon’s 34-page court motion for compassionate release under the First Step Act after the COVID-19 outbreak in the prison system.

US District Judge Terrence Boyle apparently agreed that the coronavirus was an “extraordinary and compelling” reason to release a man who was not a danger to society. Judge Boyle converted Loon’s sentence to time served. 

From Inmate To Criminal Justice Reform Advocate

Angelos, an up-and-coming hip-hop artist and music producer, was working with Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur’s recording group when he got busted in 2002. 

Now, as a criminal justice reform advocate, Angelos continually rallies support from a wide range of politicians, activists, entertainment figures and legal experts to help prisoners left behind. 

“A lot of people fall off when you go to prison and I saw that happen to me, so I didn’t want that to happen to him [Loon] so I went to work for a year and a half and did everything I could to get him back to his family as soon as possible,” Angelos told High Times. 

He’s especially psyched about Loon’s release.

“Loon is my music peer and my brother. He never should have received a 14-year sentence for a minor role in a non-violent drug offense. This is just another example of a wasteful and destructive criminal justice system.”

Angelos is working through the First Step Act, which passed in December 2018. The program has expanded compassionate release eligibility for prisoners as well as the right to appeal denials of their requests for compassionate release to a court, as opposed to the Federal Bureau of Prisons

In June 2019 Angelos wrote and submitted another celebrity-endorsed letter to President Trump strongly urging him “to grant [Loon] a presidential commutation of sentence without delay,” pointing out that “Loon’s sentence for merely making an introduction is longer than the sentences given to child rapists.”

Angelos explained that while Loon was not released as part of presidential clemency, although he was approved for it last February, it was the compassionate release motion that moved the process up to July 29, 2020. Loon had 13 months left to serve.

Loon was a member of Diddy’s Bad Boy camp. He was best known for his hit singles with P. Diddy entitled “I Need A Girl” featuring Usher and “I Need A Girl Part 2” featuring Ginuwine.

While incarcerated, Loon converted to Islam and changed his name to Amir Junaid Muhadith.

Angelos shared a statement from a very appreciative Loon:

“It is only through the overwhelming push by extraordinary group of individuals such as Weldon Angelos, Jason Flom, Faith Evans, Kevin Garnett, Jessica Jackson Sloan at #cut50 and so many others who are not only advocated on my behalf but seek to support broader change for a broken and unjust system. It is through my own desire for change and the support of so many that I am returning back to society as an asset to my community, a loving husband and father, and an advocate in our battle for real criminal justice reform.”

Welcome home, Loon.

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PURA Concludes Farmersville Meetings – Deal Imminent

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Dallas, TX – October 20, 2020 – OTC PR WIRE — Puration, Inc. (OTC PINK: PURA) today announced that CEO Brian Shibley concluded a key meeting yesterday essential to finalizing the acquisition of 72-acre property in Farmersville, Texas central to the company’s recently announced Farmersville Brands strategy.  “The acquisition is imminent. Look for an announcement very soon,” said Mr. Shibley.

PURA has scheduled the release of a comprehensive update this Friday, October 23, 2020, to provide the latest information on progress with the Farmersville Brand strategy. The Friday update this Friday will include the latest on the company’s planned dividend of PAO Group, Inc. (OTC PINK: PAOG) stock in conjunction with PURA’s sale of its cannabis cultivation business to PAOG.

For more information on Puration, visit http://www.purationinc.com

Disclaimer/Safe Harbor:

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act. The statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Among others, these risks include the expectation that any of the companies mentioned herein will achieve significant sales, the failure to meet schedule or performance requirements of the companies’ contracts, the companies’ liquidity position, the companies’ ability to obtain new contracts, the emergence of competitors with greater financial resources and the impact of competitive pricing. In the light of these uncertainties, the forward-looking events referred to in this release might not occur. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Source: https://otcprwire.com/pura-concludes-farmersville-meetings-deal-imminent/

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PAOG Advances FDA Application Process For Respiratory Cannabis Drug Treatment

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Sandusky, OH – October 20, 2020 – OTC PR WIRE — PAO Group, Inc. (OTC PINK: PAOG) today announced the company plans to release a new key update this Friday, October 23, 2020, on its progress to advance an investigational New Drug application (IND) with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  PAOG announced last week that it anticipates soon entering into an agreement with a contract research organization (CRO) making a major breakthrough in advancing PAOG’s RespRx treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) toward FDA approval.

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On July 30, 2020, PAOG acquired RespRx from Kali-Extracts, Inc. (OTC PINK: KALY).  RespRx is a cannabis treatment under development for COPD derived from a patented cannabis extraction method – U.S. Patent No. 9,199,960 entitled “METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING HERBACEOUS PLANT MATERIALS INCLUDING THE CANNABIS PLANT.”

In an initial scientific evaluation as a treatment for COPD, RespRx has demonstrated effecting significant increases in respiration rate, tidal volume and inspiratory air flow rate. Overall data from the evaluation demonstrated that RespRx can significantly improve inspiratory lung functions in instances of moderate pulmonary fibrosis.

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Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the company are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Technical complications, which may arise, could prevent the prompt implementation of any strategically significant plan(s) outlined above. The Company undertakes no duty to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

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Source: https://otcprwire.com/paog-advances-fda-application-process-for-respiratory-cannabis-drug-treatment/

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7 Amazing Things to Know About Cannabis for an Amazing Love Life

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How often have you heard someone say that food tastes better when you’re high? The same could go on and on about many other things. The hemp is a herb that coaxes you to slow down and appreciate the finer things in life, quite literally! That being said, one of the newest rage among 420-community is the impact it has on your love life. Indeed, you might have heard about the far-reaching benefits of CBD in your daily life, including fitness, wellness, spirituality, etc. The newest benefit could be witnessed not just alone but with your partner too.

Cannabis in Hindu Tantra was used for enhancing intimacy with your partners. And now as several countries have opened up to the hemp, it has again found its way into your hearts by improving your relationship in the following ways:– 👇

  1. Helps You Share Everything With Your Partner, Even Munchies

    It is no surprise that CBD lowers your inhibitions, and therefore there are no holds barred between you and your partner. More importantly, CBD brings back the pangs – not just in the hearing but also in the stomach. Therefore, be it sharing your deepest emotions and desires or sharing a bowl of midnight munchies, weed has you covered! 

    It is already a no-brainer how sharing with your significant other can improve the connection you have. Weed simply puts the smoke aside and sparks the fire between you. So, the next time your heart feels heavy or your stomach a bit light, consider popping a few THC gummies with your partner. Remember sharing is caring! Improves Your Communication With Your Partner

  2. Improves  Your Communication With Your Partner

    CBD and Communication? Yes, CBD heightens your reception but lowers your agitation. Therefore, you and your partner communicate better and, more importantly, openly. The only thing that impairs communication between two people is stress. The more you bottle-up feelings, the more you are prone to an outburst. Weed helps you relax and take things slow. Talk it out with your partner and stop to take a deep breath only.

  3. Makes You very Sensitive To Your  Partner’s Feelings

    CBD broadens your horizons. It helps you think from the other person’s point of view. CBD’s consumers are more likely to take care of the smaller things that their partners like. For example, many cannabis couples indulge in baking and cooking meals before being baked themselves! Weed helps you to pause and reflect. Since no judgment and discourse are open two-way between you and your partner, you are more likely to understand and feel their perspective better.

  4. Boost Sexual Intimacy

    Data collected by a popular dating app indicated that CBD for energy has latent aphrodisiac properties that boost sexual intimacy between you and your partner. CBD’s consumers are more likely to get off and have a pleasurable orgasm than others. Most CBD products also heighten your sensitivity towards the touch.

    Research indicates that CBD consumers tend to have frequent coitus and better orgasms. Especially for women, it helps to peak faster and climax better. Satisfied couples tend to be happy couples.

  5. Makes Each Other’s  Company More Pleasurable

    CBD’s takers often break out into giggles and laughter. The smallest and most unlikely of places become funny anecdotes. You and your partner can enjoy the small joys in life. Weed helps you sit back and take notice of the little things they do for you. With a casual hug or just holding hands through a horror movie, everything becomes a tad bit more lovable. Isn’t it?

  6. Baked Partners Bicker Less

    The next time things get heated up, you should lighten the ambiance, literally! The next time you and your partner want to sit down for a “talk,” how about doing it over a shared joint instead? You can find any online weed dispensary to fulfill your need for the joint. Weed lowers inhibitions but restricts reactions to a mild nature. It helps to ensure a more fruitful discussion minus the loud decibel levels. 

    In a sober life, saying sorry may take a lot of effort, but under the right circumstances admitting fault and moving past it without judgment is achieved better. Weed may not be the outlet for your problems, but it can be the right emotional outlet to better discuss your problems. 

  7. Deepens Your Connection With Your Partner

    Partners who bong better, bond better! Humor aside, it is right for CBD power couples. CBD has a magical way of bringing back the spark with your partner with the carefree spontaneity that you relish. It helps you think about them and, very importantly, for them.

    Be it a casual stroll in the park with a deep conversation about ‘Hello Kitty’ or just the random staring into deep eyes while she does the talking. CBD influence helps you relish every moment that you spend with your better half. 

    It relieves you of the superficial fights and small issues and encourages you to notice the things you like about them. Deep, meaningful relations are not forged overnight. They are a result of long intimate, and powerful memories with strong emotions. CBD, therefore, helps you to recreate that magic and give everyone some serious couple goals!

👉 Final Thought

As cannabis culture is catching on, it is being accepted legally in the majority of the countries. A weed-friendly relationship tends to be more open and less prone to inhibitions. This paves the way for a stronger, healthier bond physically and emotionally. You also try it if you have not yet and spice up your bond with your partner!

 

Reference

  1.   http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2017/10/regular-marijuana-use-linked-to-more-sex.html
  2.   https://www.compassionatecertificationcenters.com/news/3-ways-weed-can-boost-your-love-life/
  3.   https://theblog.okcupid.com/weed-can-predict-the-course-of-your-relationship-b069125e9dbb
  4.   https://www.wellandgood.com/cannabis-positive-impact-on-relationships/
  5.   https://www.royalqueenseeds.com/blog-keep-the-spark-alive-use-cannabis-to-improve-your-relationship-n1186
  6.   https://docmj.com/2019/09/18/could-cannabis-improve-your-relationship-with-your-significant-other/

 

 ✍ Author’s Bio: Grace is a full-time marketer who has been closely studying the cannabis industry trends for quite some time.  When Grace isn’t writing, she likes to work out, try new cuisines, and play with her dog. 

 

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