"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.
Washington Times, 01 Oct 2014 - GRANTS PASS, ORE. (AP) - Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday. Concerns about the impact of pot farming were raised by the NOAA Fisheries Service in its fin […]
Los Angeles Times, 24 Sep 2014 - Joseph McNamara, the former San Jose, Calif., police chief whose outspoken criticism of the war on drugs, the gun lobby and Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates gave him a national profile as a progressive leader in law enforcement, died Friday at his home in Carmel, Calif. He was 79. The cause was pancreatic cancer, his fami […]
The Press Democrat, 29 Sep 2014 - Lake County's ongoing battle over medical marijuana regulations returns to the ballot box, with two measures this November that, if passed, would overturn the county's current pot ordinance approved by voters in June. Measures 0 and P continue the tug-of-war over pot that is becoming a tradition of sorts. Each time […]
Chico Enterprise-Record, 26 Sep 2014 - Although Cynthia Stevenson's recent letter "feels good" in a politically correct sort of way, it is absolutely absurd. Her first statement about criminals coming to Butte County in droves is particularly offensive. Growing cannabis in California for medical use is perfectly legal, as it will be very soon […]
The Chico News & Review, 25 Sep 2014 - Will Butte County go to pot at the November polls? Marijuana-grower signage is cropping up like roadside weeds. The deceptive pot calling a kettle black are "Yes on B/No on A" signs. Measure B, under the guise of protecting our property rights, is pulling the wool over your eyes. Do growers, under the pret […]
Sacramento News & Review, 25 Sep 2014 - How Jeremy Renner's New Film Kill the Messenger Will Vindicate Sacramento Investigative Journalist Gary Webb Nearly two decades after the reporter exposed a connection between the CIA and crack cocaine in America, Hollywood chimes in with a major movie
Sacramento News & Review, 25 Sep 2014 - I saw your cover story last week. How was your trip? Do you think Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., will legalize weed this year? - -Beck Tuskool It was great! Except for a little trouble. (I came down with The Quinsy. Look it up. All hail antibiotics!) I had a great time at the West Coast hemp fests. I even got […]
Los Angeles Times, 24 Sep 2014 - Joseph McNamara, the former San Jose police chief whose outspoken criticism of the war on drugs, the gun lobby and Daryl Gates gave him a national profile as a progressive leader in law enforcement, died Friday at his home in Carmel. He was 79. The cause was pancreatic cancer, his family said.
SF Weekly, 24 Sep 2014 - NO BREAKS FOR OLD HABITS A police officer who later earned a law degree, George Gascon had never tried a case in court before becoming San Francisco's District Attorney. However, San Francisco's former police chief has made a national name for himself in the three years he's been the city's prosecutor.