"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.
Times-Standard, 05 Dec 2013 - People have been cultivating cannabis (marijuana) with pesticides forever ("What are you smoking?", Times-Standard, Nov. 30, Page A1). While it is desirable to purchase cannabis grown free of pesticides, the best way to achieve that goal is for government to RE-legalize and regulate the plant. Government should take ba […]
Los Angeles Times, 05 Dec 2013 - New L.A. Law Puts E-Cigarettes in Same Category As Products Containing Tobacco. Calling it a potential health risk and a gateway to tobacco use, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to regulate the sales of e-cigarettes and other "vaping" devices.
Manteca Bulletin, 05 Dec 2013 - LATHROP - It's like Redbox but for medical-grade pot. The patient swipes their card, selects their option, walks inside and gets their single gram of "medicine" without ever having to interact with a single person.
Sacramento News & Review, 05 Dec 2013 - What's up with the raids in Denver? I thought weed was legal in Colorado? - -Jeff Right? It would seem that the folks running these particular clubs aren't doing as good of a job as they could be doing. According to published reports, Hector Diaz, one of the owners of the raided clubs, has ties to Colombi […]
The Chico News & Review, 05 Dec 2013 - Re "A corrupt war to wage" (Guest comment, by Nelson Kaiser, Nov. 27): Cannabis prohibition is one of America's worst policy failures in history, dependent on lies, half-truths and propaganda to exist.
North Coast Journal, 05 Dec 2013 - HSU's Marijuana Institute Tends a New Crop of Research Ten years ago, the premise for a marijuana institute would have been laughed off of even Humboldt State University's fertile and notoriously weed-friendly campus. Even one year ago, despite changing political climes and the increasing call for daylight on the […]
Los Angeles Times, 04 Dec 2013 - COME NEW YEAR'S DAY, in Washington state and Colorado, marijuana will be legit, courtesy of two ballot initiatives. How do you create a legal business out of an illegal one? After 13 years of Prohibition, the country at least had an earlier legal liquor market to refer to. That's where Mark Kleiman comes in, the go- […]
The Reporter, 04 Dec 2013 - Medical marijuana dispensaries are now banned in the unincorporated areas of Solano County. Following a decision made by six of the seven cities in the county, the Solano County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously decided to "permanently prohibit medical marijuana operations."
The Chico News & Review, 28 Nov 2013 - Re "Blame the policy, not the plant" (Cover feature, by David Downs, Nov. 21): It is true that marijuana prohibition is the cause of all problems related to marijuana. It is not true that marijuana grows cause major ecological damage compared to other industries. So please stop all these ridiculous histrio […]