"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, 02 Jul 2015 - Four decades ago, activists gathered once a year in front of San Francisco City Hall to agitate for their cause. The highlight of the "Day on the Grass" was a ritual smoke-in, with some of the cannabis that one of them also happened to sell out of a Castro District restaurant. Without fail, and in stark contrast to today […]
North Coast Journal, 02 Jul 2015 - Pot PAC Unveils Its Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance In a trio of bombastic speeches on the Humboldt County Courthouse steps this week, members of California Cannabis Voice Humboldt revealed the final draft of an ordinance that seeks to regulate outdoor marijuana growing in the county.
Sacramento News & Review, 02 Jul 2015 - Hey, Ngaio. Love the column. My son is interested in a job in the weed industry. What jobs are out there for those looking for employment? Can you please roll up a big fat list of jobs and their respective qualifications? I love him a lot and want him to be successful in his search so I thought your column would be […]
Appeal-Democrat, 02 Jul 2015 - Opponents to Yuba County's marijuana cultivation ordinance have filed paperwork with election officials seeking a voter initiative to create a new ordinance. Representatives of a group calling itself the Progressive Business Alliance filed a notice of intent to circulate petitions for an initiative, along with the proposed […]
The Press Democrat, 02 Jul 2015 - State Hearing to Focus on Water Use by Pot Farms McGuire Bill Regulating Medical Pot Clears State Senate SACRAMENTO - A Mendocino County lawman and a former marijuana grower defended small-scale cannabis cultivation Wednesday at a legislative hearing on the impact of the drought and marijuana on North Coast fisheries.
East Bay Express, 01 Jul 2015 - A series of papers in the Journal of the American Medical Association is starting to correct the shameful legacy of drug war politics over cannabis science. But a research catch-22 persists. The nation's top medical organization released a major series of papers on medical cannabis last week in the Journal of the American […]
The Press Democrat, 30 Jun 2015 - The devastating impact of drought and illegal marijuana cultivation on North Coast fisheries will be the focus of a state legislative committee hearing Wednesday in Sacramento, on the heels of reports that pot plants are consuming billions of gallons of water and salmon-rearing creeks are running dry. John Laird, head of Cal […]
Chico Enterprise-Record, 30 Jun 2015 - Ukiah - "Emerald Tri-County," a marijuana raid that occurred last week at the junction of Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties, led to the eradication of 86,578 plants, Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman reported. Allman opened a press conference Friday by conceding law enforcement hasn't paid much a […]
Porterville Recorder, 30 Jun 2015 - It's been eight months since the City of Porterville required residents to acquire a permit to grow marijuana for medical use, and for most of that time, only one permit had been issued. However, the permits are suddenly more popular, with 10 issued recently, according to city staff. The ordinance requiring permits wa […]