San Francisco, one of the largest cities in the state of California, best known for its highly innovative troop of small- to medium-sized startup businesses, has formally announced that it will get rid of thousands of criminal convictions related to marijuana by wiping them from the city’s record books.
Whenever the state of California made official its legalization laws of cannabis – pretty much, getting rid of criminal convictions related to marijuana to help people get better jobs and have less struggles in both their personal lives and professional careers, San Francisco decided not to let its citizens off the proverbial hook. However, the District Attorney of San Francisco, George Gascon, claimed that the city will expunge – a legal term for getting past charges off the books of criminals – each and every misdemeanor and felony conviction related to marijuana, its extracts, and other substances containing marijuana or its many psychoactive chemical components.
Mr. George Gascon stated that his office will seal about 3,000 cases resulting in misdemeanor charges related to marijuana, the earliest of which date back over forty years ago, all the way to 1975. About 4,940 felony charges will be reviewed. If necessary, those cases will be re-tried and possibly re-sentenced, helping the citizens of the city of San Francisco, California, out tremendously.
Facebook’s Digital Advertising Prices Skyrocket Through The Proverbial Roof
Digital advertising is unarguably the largest source of revenue for Facebook, the most popular social platform on the entirety of the World Wide Web. According to quarterly financial statements that were recently released just a few days ago, the fourth-quarter earnings of Facebook in 2017 dropped about 5 percent, which included a hefty payment to Uncle Sam at the Internal Revenue Service.
However, the company’s stock price rose to an all-time record of $194.50, even though the number of users on the world-leading social media site are slowing down, and could decrease in coming months.
Over the past few months, ad prices and impressions – both of them, not just one, or the other – have increased in price for businesses and consumers to take advantage of.
When compared to the fourth quarter of 2016, Facebook’s 2017 fourth quarter demonstrated that the price of impressions grew by just short of 50 percent. Advertisement prices rose just 3 percent, although that’s significant for Facebook to do so.