"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.
The Chico News & Review, 14 Jan 2016 - Re "Undermining the public's trust" (Guest comment, by Nathan Esplanade, Jan. 7): Apparently to undermine my anti-alcohol and -marijuana guest comment last week, the CN&R changed and deleted some of my words and made others insensible, and completely omitted my conclusion.
North Coast Journal, 28 Apr 2016 - It's The Bomb Does a bear hash in the woods? No, no it doesn't. Whether it be oils, shatter, wax or honeycomb, the marijuana concentrates market is exploding. And in the eyes of some, that's a very literal problem.
Sacramento News & Review, 28 Apr 2016 - Is there a recommended type of cannabis for relieving glaucoma? - -DIC Good question. People have used marijuana to treat the symptoms of glaucoma for years. In fact, Robert Randall, the first person to receive medical marijuana from the U.S. government, suffered from glaucoma. Elvy Musikka, one of the four people […]
SF Weekly, 28 Apr 2016 - A lame duck with nothing to lose but his legacy, Barack Obama is now in the peculiar position of being America's most cannabis-friendly president. He has earned this title passively: by doing nothing. Obama did nothing when Washington and Colorado legalized recreational cannabis in 2012. He did nothing when Oregon and Alaska did […]
Press-Enterprise, 25 Apr 2016 - I must admit that the P-E's editorials have been my favorite part of the paper since arriving in Anza in 2004 from San Diego because I judged them to be consistently thoughtful, credible, articulate advocacy. I didn't know about the Orange County Register Editorial Board being a solitary voice against the internment […]
The Signal, 26 Apr 2016 - SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California state Senate on Monday rejected a bill that would end a practice of extending jail and prison sentences for repeat drug offenders. Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, said he bill would help address the disproportionate incarceration of minorities. She brought it amid a national debate about the effe […]
Kansas City Star, 26 Apr 2016 - Two Women Growing Pot in California Have Grabbed a Lot of Media Attention Lately Not So Much for the Marijuana, but Because They Dress Like Nuns and Call Themselves "Sisters" Now Real Catholic Nuns Want Them to Stop Calling Themselves Sisters
The Press Democrat, 25 Apr 2016 - Three groups stepped forward last week to ask Santa Rosa for permission to open the city's first commercial medical marijuana growing operations. The requests, and several more expected in coming days, reflect the high level of interest the marijuana industry is showing in establishing larger-scale cultivation businesse […]
Appeal-Democrat, 22 Apr 2016 - An estimated 15,000 pounds of trash were left behind after a 4/20 event in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. KNTV reports Thursday that San Francisco Recreation and Park Director of Operations Dennis Kearn said the unsanctioned event has no permit and no event organizer, leaving city crews to clean up the mess, at the taxp […]