"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this." Albert Einstein, "My First Impression of the USA," 1921
Ngaio Bealum joins us to discuss the effects of the West Coast medical marijuana crackdown, promoting May 20 Portland Mt. Tabor Theater show; Dave Bienenstock from HIGH TIMES with a preview of the newsstand issue and San Francisco's Medical Cannabis Cup; music by The Effinays
Live report from attorneys Lance Rogers and Michael Cindrich at the San Diego NORML protest of DEA abuse of Daniel Chong; highlights from the DFW NORML Cinco de Mota march; Rant: Debunking No on I-502 Misinformation, Again.
Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr 2014 - San Francisco Officials Don't Want a Repeat of Last Year's Massive Party. Plus, It's Easter. SAN FRANCISCO - Golden Gate Park's Hippie Hill is famous for the wafting aroma of marijuana just about any day of the week. But Sunday is 4/20, and to those in the know that's code for "light up the ganja […]
Sacramento News & Review, 17 Apr 2014 - Even where weed is legal-like Colorado and Washington and the 21 states that have embraced medical cannabis-marijuana businesses face unfair speech restriction Even though polls show that most Americans support the legalization of marijuana, corporate America continues to censor pot-related speech.
Chico Enterprise-Record, 16 Apr 2014 - Referendum Certified; Butte Supervisors Can Rescind Rule or Put Question to a Vote OROVILLE - A referendum petition aimed at blocking Butte County's most recently enacted marijuana cultivation rules has been certified as having enough signatures to be valid.
East Bay Express, 16 Apr 2014 - Tips for harvesting your own sustainably grown medical weed. Spring has sprung, and if you're thinking about growing some medical cannabis this year, it's time to get cracking. Growing pot organically in one's backyard can be a safe, rewarding, affordable way to obtain the botanical remedy. But coaxing decent me […]
The Press Democrat, 12 Apr 2014 - Streams in Northern California's prime marijuana-growing watersheds likely will be sucked dry this year if pot cultivation isn't curtailed, experts say. "Essentially, marijuana can consume all the water. Every bit of it," said state Fish and Wildlife Senior Environmental Scientist Scott Bauer, who special […]
The Gridley Herald, 11 Apr 2014 - Consideration of "Special Situations," pertaining to the City of Gridley's Medical Marijuana Ordinance were discussed in a special Study Session held Monday preceding the regular Council meeting. The City of Gridley adopted a chapter entitled "Special Situations," on May 19, 2008 to regulate the cult […]
Manteca Bulletin, 10 Apr 2014 - SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Assembly voted Thursday to make permanent a program that allows pharmacies to sell syringes to drug users as a way to prevent diseases spread by needle-sharing. AB1743 by Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, passed on a largely party-line, 43-26 vote and heads to the Senate. The bill also removes a 30- […]
Sierra Sun, 11 Apr 2014 - EDITOR'S NOTE: Incline resident Andy Whyman, MD, is a former opinion columnist for the Bonanza. Over the next several months, he will author columns pertaining to drugs, mental health and substance abuse in an effort to raise better awareness. The columns will be featured on a periodic basis in both the Bonanza and Sierra Sun. […]
Sacramento News & Review, 10 Apr 2014 - Ngaio Breaks Down How the Federal Government Could Reschedule Marijuana Without Going to Congress Can the Department of Justice reschedule marijuana, or do you need an act of Congress? - -Medical Mary