"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.
Chico Enterprise-Record, 15 Jun 2013 - Methamphetamine and marijuana continue to be a problem in Butte County, but an increase in heroin is becoming a concern. According to the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force 2012 report released Tuesday, there were 243 arrests made, with most - 219 - being drug-related.
Willits News, 11 Jun 2013 - LAKEPORT -- The Lake County Sheriff's Office is on track to receive $170,000 from the federal government to eradicate illicit marijuana-growing operations in the county. The Lake County Board of Supervisors (BOS) unanimously supported the agreement with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) following a nearly two-hour pub […]
The Record, 11 Jun 2013 - ARNOLD - A third medical marijuana dispensary has opened in Calaveras County, according to a medical marijuana advocate familiar with the business. The latest dispensary, Little Trees Wellness Collective, opened on June 5 or 6 in the Oakridge Center on Highway 4 in Arnold, said Thomas Liberty of Collective Patient Resources, a group […]
Calaveras Enterprise, 11 Jun 2013 - San Andreas pot dispensary owner protests With the opening of Little Trees Wellness Collective in Arnold, Calaveras County now has three medical marijuana storefronts in operation. What may be a problem is only one of them is properly permitted with the county.
Sacramento News & Review, 13 Jun 2013 - Remember back in May when I asked people to tell me their favorite spot to toke in Sac? This is one of the responses: I like the park atop the subterranean building [Seventh and Eighth streets at N and O streets]. There's a sculpture garden, an amphitheater, lots of park seating, and a big, open space for paci […]
Sacramento News & Review, 13 Jun 2013 - Lee Seale made one rookie mistake during his first budget hearing Monday as Sacramento County's new chief probation officer-he forgot to ask for more money. Seale, 41, appointed in April after a career in state corrections, found himself dumped in the deep fiscal end his first week on the job. He acquitted him […]
Los Angeles Daily News, 13 Jun 2013 - Federal prosecutors are targeting more than 100 marijuana shops in Los Angeles County this week, threatening prosecution if dispensary owners stay in operation. Officials also moved to seize two properties in Long Beach catering to marijuana users. Letters from the federal government were sent to dispensaries in Los Ange […]
The Press Democrat, 08 Jun 2013 - In the heart of Wine Country, where harvest time produces pungent scents of fermenting grapes, the conversation these days is about another odor - that of skunk-like budding marijuana plants. The harvest is still months away, but wine-centric Healdsburg is wrestling with guidelines for medical marijuana cultivation and wheth […]
Los Angeles Times, 09 Jun 2013 - Simple possession of small amounts of methamphetamine - enough for personal use but presumably not for dealing - is a "wobbler" in California, meaning that offenses can be charged as either felonies or misdemeanors. It's different with possession of cocaine, opiates such as heroin and many other addictive drugs […]