"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, 22 Oct 2014 - Who's Behind It: The Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Watchdog, Sen. Barbara Boxer, and the California Teamsters Public Affairs Council. Who Stands to Benefit: Attorneys and plaintiffs in medical negligence lawsuits.
SF Weekly, 22 Oct 2014 - THE WEED VOTE Power players in Sacramento are finally taking Nate Bradley's phone calls. It only took a few years, a couple billion dollars in future business potential, and as many as one million votes.
East Bay Express, 22 Oct 2014 - Telegraph Health Center in North Oaklanders is a great new spot. Plus, Richmond grosses nearly $1 million in pot taxes, and sungrown deals abound. Oakland's eighth medical cannabis dispensary Telegraph Health Center has a perfect acronym - THC - and a really solid collection of about twenty flowers, plus various concentra […]
Los Angeles Times, 22 Oct 2014 - In Laguna Woods, demand by retirees for legal access to marijuana reflects a growing voice in a national debate Inside Laguna Woods Village, retirees with stiff knees and failing eyesight make ready use of wellness centers and medical offices scattered throughout nearby strip malls.
Los Angeles Times, 21 Oct 2014 - Re "Death rates suggest shift in drug use," Oct. 16 The article describes a small decrease in prescription pill overdoses coupled with a significant increase in heroin overdoses. This is an unintended consequence of attempts to restrict opioid prescriptions in an effort to curb overdoses.
San Diego Union Tribune, 21 Oct 2014 - I completely disagree with Gary Trout ("Drug dogs do not belong in our schools," Oct. 19). As both a teacher and parent of a high school freshman, I'd be thrilled to know that the rules are being enforced and our campuses are being kept safe for all students.
Chico Enterprise-Record, 21 Oct 2014 - There seems to be some confusion about the two local medical marijuana measures on the Nov. 4 ballot (Measures A and B). Perhaps it is because the people who want to limit Butte County residents to two plants on less than 11/2 acres have not been quite truthful when presenting their arguments. Many, like Larry Wahl, are […]
San Diego Union Tribune, 20 Oct 2014 - Regarding "Prop. 47: Right, right, right - wrong" (Oct. 16): I am a certified chemical dependency counselor working with this population for more than 20 years. Here's the truth: Treatment is more cost-effective than prison. Prop 47 will change sentences for only the lowest-level drug and property offense […]
San Diego Union Tribune, 19 Oct 2014 - Once again, we have the San Diego Unified School District police sending a negative message ("Drug-sniffing dog has increased presence on campuses," Oct. 8) to the students of our educational institutions: A police officer walking the halls of education with a German shepherd to detect illegal drugs. What coul […]