"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, 17 Oct 2014 - California should strengthen its regulation of the medical marijuana industry if the state wants to avoid federal intervention, U.S. Deputy Atty. Gen. James M. Cole said in an interview with The Times. Cole, who announced Thursday that he is leaving the No. 2 job at the Justice Department, said he was proud of his efforts to […]
Chico Enterprise-Record, 17 Oct 2014 - Your editorial on Sept. 20 was right on target, the supporters of Measure B are being deceiful with their ads. Measure A is about limiting large commercial marijuana farms that have sprouted up all over Butte County. Yes on Measure A will still allow granny to grow a few plants for her own medicinal use as under Proposi […]
Sacramento News & Review, 16 Oct 2014 - Also, What's Up With Law Enforcement Attacking Grows in Mendocino? My primary doctor told me that marijuana would probably relieve my peripheral neuropathy pain. I looked at all the ads in the SN&R issue. Problem is that I can't tell who is the most reputable doctor I should go to for an evaluation. C […]
The Chico News & Review, 16 Oct 2014 - I agree that Measure A is good and Measure B is bad. Honestly, everyone I know would be fine if the pot grows were kept in check, neighborhoods restored to peace and the criminal trafficking ceased. No one that I know cares if you party responsibly, or use it medically-we just don't want Butte County to become […]
The Chico News & Review, 16 Oct 2014 - Re "Down on Measure B" (Letters, by Jeanne Cecchi and Nancy Roybal, Oct. 9): In response to your last two letters from Measure B opponents, these women own wineries. How did they clear land for the grapes? Do they not water them? Do they not know that fermenting fruit is a putrid smell or the fact grapes a […]
Orange County Weekly, 16 Oct 2014 - A few months after Gary Webb killed himself with his dad's old pistol, I stood shirtless in my back yard, staring at the full moon. The sky was black and cloudless, the moon blurry. Earlier that night, I'd poured myself several splashes of single-malt scotch. I shook my fist in the air and screamed. I'd been […]
Chico Enterprise-Record, 16 Oct 2014 - OROVILLE - If the success or failure of Measures A and B on the November ballot were dependent on finances alone, those opposed to A and in favor of B would have the election in the bag. The two measures are competing proposals related to the legal cultivation of medical marijuana in Butte County.
Chico Enterprise-Record, 16 Oct 2014 - From a quick glance, two marijuana measures on the November ballot in Butte County look fairly similar. Both allow cultivation of marijuana. Both require that growers live in Butte County for at least one year before growing pot. Both require growers to have a permanent water supply, not to draw unpermitted water and no […]
Chico Enterprise-Record, 16 Oct 2014 - I have a voter education problem. Will you help me? Commercial pot grows are a Butte County problem, not just a rural problem. The impacts are far-reaching: DUI drivers, crime, environmental damage to water, wildlife, terrain, etc. Voters will decide the fate of many property owners in rural Butte County. For we will no […]