"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.
SF Weekly, 16 Jul 2014 - Berkeley Is Mandating That Poor People Can Get Free Medical Marijuana. S.F. Is Not on Board. Before there was medical marijuana, before there was legalization talk, there was free weed. It began here, and it began with AIDS.
Sacramento News & Review, 17 Jul 2014 - Re "Crack (law) is wack" by Raheem F. Hosseini (SN&R News, July 3): Raheem F. Hosseini's article on reforms proposing to end the disparity in sentencing laws for crack cocaine, as opposed to cocaine in powder form, is interesting reading. Yet in some respects, the article's claims seem quest […]
The Chico News & Review, 17 Jul 2014 - California and Federal Laws Pave the Way for Research Growing While Advocates Push for Looser Restrictions Green, 20-foot-tall fields of research hemp might be waving in the Davis breeze by next year in a startling breakthrough for California hemp advocates who have been working for decades to grow the plant.
San Jose Mercury News, 18 Jul 2014 - The San Jose City Council is considering asking November voters to increase the current 10 percent marijuana business tax to as high as 25 percent after just passing strict new regulations on where and how medical marijuana dispensaries can operate. No one knows how the new regulations will impact the current $6 million a […]
Sacramento News & Review, 17 Jul 2014 - Earlier this month, Washington state residents joined those in Colorado in enjoying the legal recreational use of marijuana. It's been six months since Coloradans have been able to buy pot in retail stores, and some preliminary results are in as far as tax revenues and the effect legalization has had on crime […]
Sacramento News & Review, 17 Jul 2014 - I am looking for a dispensary somewhere in Sacramento or close by that might have marijuana that is high CBD and very low THC. I know you can find it in Colorado, however, I am hoping it is possible to find it locally. - -Nanette
The Virgin Islands Daily News, 15 Jul 2014 - LOS ANGELES - Julie Shemitz watched warily as the judge asked prospective jurors whether they or anyone close to them had a card for medical marijuana. Ten hands lifted, a third of the jury pool. "Look at all those hands," the judge said.
Hi-Desert Star, 15 Jul 2014 - YUCCA VALLEY =AD There are no medical marijuana dispensaries in Yucca Valley. The closest one is in Palm Springs. Jason Elsasser intends to change that. On Monday, July 14, he and a few members of the Alliance for Safe Access of Yucca Valley submitted paperwork to create an ordinance allowing dispensaries in town. The ordinance […]
Los Angeles Times, 16 Jul 2014 - L.A. Wins a Temporary Restraining Order Against the Medical Marijuana Bazaar. A Boyle Heights farmers market for medical marijuana users has been temporarily shut down by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge.