"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, 22 Apr 2014 - SACRAMENTO - Medical marijuana dispensaries in California would need state Public Health Department licenses and doctors who recommend pot would face new standards for examining patients under legislation advanced Monday by a state Senate panel. The measure, supported by members of the Senate Business, Professions and Economi […]
Sacramento News & Review, 17 Apr 2014 - I recently quit smoking tobacco in favor of e-cigs. I also rediscovered my love for weed. I have purchased the e-cig cartridges filled with hash oil from the dispensaries. I am wondering if there is a way to safely thin hash oil for use in a standard e-cig cartridge. - -Mark
The Tribune, 18 Apr 2014 - New Defender Class Response Boat Would Be Used to Take Confiscated Panga Boats to Morro Bay for Disposal During the past two years the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has recovered 12 drug-smuggling panga boats that have landed along the North Coast, yet it does not have a way to safely and quickly remove the boats fro […]
Lompoc Record, 19 Apr 2014 - SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office wants money to fight drug-smuggling pangas that have washed ashore the central coast in recent years. Sheriff Ian Parkinson plans to ask county supervisors Tuesday to spend nearly $500,000 in federal grants to buy a response boat and other equipment.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 19 Apr 2014 - Some Churches See "420" As A Means To Spread The Gospel LOS ANGELES - Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how Easter shares the calendar this year with the pot lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot smokers have long celebrated on the date by lighting up for r […]
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 […]