"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, 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 […]
Sacramento News & Review, 28 Nov 2013 - Re "Weed is winning" by Ngaio Bealum (SN&R The 420, November 14): Since marijuana has been batting almost a thousand at the election booths, about the only way remaining to stop the plant from becoming relegalized, medically or otherwise, is to completely stop citizens from voting on the issues. That […]
Appeal-Democrat, 28 Nov 2013 - Live Oak's Ordinance Banning Medical Marijuana Cultivation Was Upheld This Week. The 3rd District Court of Appeals in Sacramento said state law and previous court decisions "do not pre-empt a city's police power to prohibit the cultivation of all marijuana within that city."
The Chico News & Review, 28 Nov 2013 - The author has lived and worked in Northern California for more than 50 years. A graduate of Chico State, he says he is "among the last of the old-time Sierra Nevada hillbillies." Advertisement Everything our government has told us about hemp and cannabis since the 1930s is a lie. Cannabis is not addictive […]
The Daily Aztec, 25 Nov 2013 - During San Diego's special mayoral election, it seems as if every question possible is being put on the table. One particularly hot topic in San Diego is the regulation of medical marijuana. The status of medical marijuana in San Diego has not been consistent, leaving many citizens to question what the future holds for med […]
The Press Democrat, 24 Nov 2013 - The man leading the major crimes task force in Mendocino County says half of the county's residents are involved in some aspect of the thriving marijuana industry, drawing the ire of some and agreement from others. Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force Commander Rich Russell estimates that half of Mendocino County's 87 […]