"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.
Sacramento News & Review, 03 Sep 2015 - Howdy! I'm planning a trip to L.A. (from Sacramento), and I'm wondering about the ins and outs of taking cannabis on the plane within the state of California. Is that a good idea, or would I be better off to visit a dispensary in L.A. once I land? Thank you. - -Very Curious in Sacramento
SF Weekly, 03 Sep 2015 - Governor Jerry Brown has spoken: It is time to get a grip on California's unregulated medical cannabis industry. But even with JB's blessing, nothing is guaranteed. It's nearing the 11th hour in Sacramento, where lawmakers and lobbyists are hammering out the final details of the first statewide regulations for Californ […]
North Coast Journal, 03 Sep 2015 - School's back in session and a new study reports that more college students are smoking pot frequently. Six percent of students told University of Michigan researchers that they smoked weed daily or nearly daily in 2014, according to a Reuters article, nearly double the number in 2007. (Quick math: If 6 percent of 20 m […]
East Bay Express, 02 Sep 2015 - The city's long strange trip toward its first medical cannabis dispensary may be finally reaching its climax. For years, San Leandro's city leaders wanted absolutely no part of the medical cannabis industry.
The Orange County Register, 01 Sep 2015 - Re: "Find other ways to reform asset forfeiture" [Letters, Aug. 28]: Fountain Valley Police Chief Daniel Llorens justifies the taking of someone's property based merely on a suspicion and without due process. This sets a dangerous precedent in the abuse of law and property rights. He contends that Sena […]
Appeal-Democrat, 01 Sep 2015 - I clearly remember the day Gary Simpson spoke out against the criminal marijuana industry at a Yuba County Board of Supervisor's meeting. It was the day after his cousin was murdered by marijuana thieves. Now the criminal marijuana industry is trying to make an issue of his letter to Linda residents stating his feelings ab […]
Appeal-Democrat, 01 Sep 2015 - The medical marijuana ordinance in Sutter County will continue unchanged, despite several recommended modifications by an advisory committee. A presentation to the Board of Supervisors last Tuesday was information-only, so no action was taken, and the board gave little indication that any of the recommended changes would be imp […]
Sacramento Bee, 01 Sep 2015 - Re "State wants pot farms to become water-wise" (Page 1A, Aug. 30): It's encouraging that elected officials and regulatory agencies are finally seriously addressing legal cannabis cultivation's environmental impacts and trying to bring cultivators into compliance with existing law regarding water use. However […]
San Diego Union Tribune, 31 Aug 2015 - Regarding "Proposed law makes it easier to retain criminal assets" (Aug. 21): Seizure of assets of citizens who have not been convicted of a crime is no way to fund public safety. If, as Chula Vista Police Chief David Bejarano's commentary claims, criminal forfeiture is an effective tool to disable " […]