"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.
Sacramento News & Review, 31 Jul 2014 - I smoke pot every day. Am I addicted? - -Robert How would I know? How much pot do you smoke every day? More than a joint or two? How is your personal life? Are you relatively "successful"? Do you behave like a responsible adult?
The Signal, 30 Jul 2014 - There is no doubt that the legalization of marijuana is gaining favor throughout the country, and I have to say that I am for it - but with some very strong reservations. I'm for it because legalization should reduce crime between warring peddlers, raise revenue for cities or states, reduce the number of inmates in our overcrow […]
The Chico News & Review, 31 Jul 2014 - The CN&R Has Long Championed Marijuana Legalization at the Federal Level, and Now the New York Times Agrees Readers who have been with us for a long time know that, from the CN&R's inception in 1977, we have decried the modern prohibition against marijuana and argued for the its legalization. We've […]
San Francisco Chronicle, 31 Jul 2014 - I never thought it possible, but kudos to Debra J. Saunders for supporting the "N.Y. Times editorial: Legalize marijuana" ( July 29). Will she take the next logical step against the violent drug wars by advocating controlled legalization of addictive hard drugs, making use not a reason for prison, but for trea […]
San Francisco Chronicle, 31 Jul 2014 - Debra J. Saunders presents cogent talking points in "N.Y. Times editorial: Legalize marijuana," on why our federal policy prohibiting marijuana use "doesn't work" ( July 29). The cost of its enforcement, the unnecessary prison sentences and the continued existence of a "criminal" black […]
SF Weekly, 30 Jul 2014 - Jerry Brown is dominating. In the third act of his life, what the right-wingers dismissed just a few years ago as feeble effort for a curtain call is turning out to be more like a victory lap. He's cruising, barely contested, toward a second term in his second coming as California governor. He has taken advantage of an economic […]
San Jose Mercury News, 30 Jul 2014 - San Jose's limitations on cannabis dispensaries make no sense. The tax revenue alone can help finance city and county needs. Cannabis product sales under control of the law lessen the proliferation of non-taxed street sales. Articles and TV news stories about "undesirable" dispensaries in residential and sc […]
East Bay Express, 30 Jul 2014 - A landmark bill to regulate medical pot in California is speeding through Sacramento, but no one knows for sure what will be in it. Grab your medicated popcorn. August is going to be an action-packed month in California pot politics. A bill to regulate the state's vast, $1.8 billion medical cannabis industry is speeding t […]
San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Jul 2014 - Regarding "Free medicinal pot - only in Berkeley," editorial, July 20: Not only should medical marijuana be made available to patients in need, but adult recreational use should be legal and regulated. California needs to catch up with Colorado. If the goal of marijuana prohibition is to subsidize violent drug […]