"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.
North Coast Journal, 30 Jun 2016 - It was Benjamin Franklin who famously wrote in a 1789 letter that "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Well, California pot farmers have largely skirted the second of those for decades and now fear the looming certainty of taxation may bring death to their businesses. The Humb […]
Los Angeles Times, 30 Jun 2016 - Ahead of a Statewide Vote, Supervisors Extend a Ban on Cultivation and Distribution Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to extend by one year a temporary ban on medical marijuana cultivation and distribution in unincorporated areas.
The Signal, 30 Jun 2016 - There has been a renewed concern about what people think about pot being legalized. Pot is going to be legalized this year or in the near future. People must come to the realization that this is going to happen.
Manteca Bulletin, 30 Jun 2016 - It sounds like a pothead's nirvana. California voters legalize recreational marijuana in November and the good times start rolling. Life can't get better, right? Enjoy a joint or two, get the munchies, and call for pizza delivery. Sounds sweet except for one little problem. In time - as things stand now - it is highl […]
Sacramento News & Review, 30 Jun 2016 - Any thoughts about the possibility of California going recreational? Or corporations like Microsoft getting in the game? - -AG916 Microsoft is in the game. They just announced a partnership with marijuana "seed-to-sale" data management company Kind. There are already a few companies (like MJ Freeway) that […]
The Orange County Register, 29 Jun 2016 - Re: "To legalize pot or not" [Letters, June 26]: I am 66 years old and disabled from fractured hip and cancer surgery. I fully agree with Jean M. Adams that cannabis is preferable to the pain medication I am now prescribed. If cannabis helps, leave people alone. I want it legal, without government interfere […]
East Bay Express, 29 Jun 2016 - Our writer picks his favorite cannabis for stress, anxiety, and pain, sleepless nights, and even lingering PTSD. The average medical-cannabis patients' tastes have evolved from merely being satisfied with having some buds to understanding types of buds, such as indica and sativa. Still, patients can do better. Here are so […]
The Press Democrat, 29 Jun 2016 - SACRAMENTO (AP) - California voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana after Secretary of State Alex Padilla said Tuesday that initiative proponents turned in more than enough signatures to place the question on the November ballot. A successful vote in California would mean one in every six Americans liv […]
Los Angeles Times, 29 Jun 2016 - An initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California officially took its place on the Nov. 8 ballot Tuesday as its campaign took a commanding lead in fundraising to battle the measure's opponents. The secretary of state's office certified that a random sample showed sufficient signatures […]