"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, 30 Nov 2015 - The Ordinance Is in Reaction to Regulatory Act Signed by Brown. Bricks-and-mortar marijuana dispensaries and delivery services are now illegal in Newport Beach. Despite some protests, the City Council approved an ordinance last week banning the cultivation, processing, distribution and delivery of medical cannabis in Newport […]
Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov 2015 - New 'Seed-To-Sale' Regulatory System Seen As a Boon, but Challenges Remain. SACRAMENTO - An unmistakable scent, rotten-sweet and earthy, greets visitors to Basil McMahon's pine- and oak-sheltered Nevada County farm.
The Orange County Register, 27 Nov 2015 - If you claim success is reducing the jail population that is correct. We have long known that most crimes are drug related. Endangering lives by robbing people and stores at gunpoint, breaking into your home or car and taking your precious items to be sold for pennies on the dollar to finance their drug habit, all ma […]
The Orange County Register, 27 Nov 2015 - Re: "Beat officers: Prop. 47 boosts crime" [Front page, Nov. 21]: I was not surprised to see David Whiting speak against Prop. 47. However, he fails to acknowledge that our "war on drugs" increases crime rates by turning thousands of law-abiding people into felons. Anybody can go to prison by poss […]
Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov 2015 - Tommy Chong Looks Back on the Early Bit and All the Pot He Smoked LAS VEGAS - Dave's not here. For more than a generation, for both the young and the not-so-young anymore, those three words have become synonymous with a state of chemically induced confusion.
Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov 2015 - Entrepreneurs Gather in San Francisco to Show Off Their Marijuana Products and Make Sales. SAN FRANCISCO - Robert Gaither is a 39-yearold former salesman, a teddy bear of a guy with a full brown beard that makes him look a little like a mountain man. He does in fact live in the mountains - Lake Arrowhead, to be exact - but ri […]
SF Weekly, 26 Nov 2015 - It's a good time to be one of California's roughly 1.1 million marijuana users. Yes, cannabis is legal for recreational purposes in Oregon, Colorado, Washington, and elsewhere - but so what? In the Golden State, weed is also widely available - and for free. For years, medical cannabis dispensaries have offered promotional g […]
Sacramento News & Review, 26 Nov 2015 - I have been smoking weed for years and always held my hits in as long as possible. I am now thinking that maybe I should smoke weed like a cigarette without holding it in long. Has there been any research into what's most effective and is less harmful to the lungs? - -A Reader
North Coast Journal, 26 Nov 2015 - Outdoor Cultivation Ordinance Barrels Along Humboldt County's outdoor medical marijuana land use ordinance looks like it will meet its early December deadlines, though much remains to be done before it could hit the county books by the looming state-imposed deadline.