"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.
Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2016 - Supervisors ADD One Month to Temporary Prohibition, Hold Off Voting on Longer Plan. Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to extend a temporary ban on growing medical marijuana in unincorporated areas by one month, but shelved a proposed 10-month ban. Al Seib Los Angeles Times SUPERVISOR SHEILA Kuehl noted that there i […]
The Ukiah Daily Journal, 25 May 2016 - To the Editor: Why does it fee like Mendocino County is getting left behind in the marijuana industry we helped create. I think it's time the local police and sheriff stop preying on local marijuana growers for the money in confiscating land, homes, vehicles, cash, etc. Which is obviously what's going on, sinc […]
Chico Enterprise-Record, 22 May 2016 - Republicans and conservatives claim to hold dear the Constitution, yet totally abandon it in their crusade against medical marijuana in Butte County. Measure H is a direct violation of the Constitution in several key ways. First, it removes due process, one of the strongest cornerstones of our country's legal syste […]
Chico Enterprise-Record, 25 May 2016 - Who are the cannabis clan that are pushing marijuana cultivation in Butte County? They are the minority. The Inland Cannabis Farmers Association (ICFA) is attempting to promote growing "artisanal" marijuana in our county. I suggest readers do a Google search for the names of artisanal pot and you will find var […]
Calaveras Enterprise, 24 May 2016 - If Successful, It Would Allow Only Personal-Use Cultivation Proponents of banning commercial marijuana production in Calaveras County on Monday gathered signatures at grocery stores and other locations in hopes of placing its proposal on the ballot in November.
The Daily Californian, 23 May 2016 - Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a proponent of the legalization effort, should be reminded that his most important responsibility as an elected official is to protect the people from all enemies, foreign and domestic. The Adult Use of Marijuana Act is rumored to be bankrolled by billionaires who do not have California's best […]
Chico Enterprise-Record, 24 May 2016 - I urge voters to vote no on G and no on H in the June 7 primary. Unlike other counties, Butte County has not chosen to regulate cannabis growing for economic development, but has chosen to suppress enterprise and job creation. When Measure A passed, the patient community had to pay substantially more for medicine, lawfu […]
The Press Democrat, 22 May 2016 - SANTA CRUZ - The other day, in a seaside cafe here, veteran cannabis journalist David Bienenstock gamely fielded my attempts to catch up on a subject I have failed to appreciate for far too long: the coming end of marijuana prohibition. Earlier this month, the backers of a California initiative to legalize the recreational u […]