"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.
Merced Sun-Star, 27 Jul 2015 - The Merced Police Department served search warrants Friday and shut down Kiona's Farm'acy in downtown Merced, alleging the business operated as a marijuana dispensary. The police also ordered an investigation into business owner Lakisha Jenkins for possible tax evasion.
The Union, 28 Jul 2015 - The Grass Valley City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday to consider options for regulating the cultivation of medical marijuana citywide. "(The council) is requesting an update on marijuana laws in California and the U.S.," City Manager Bob Richardson said. "And just be given an overview to consider whether they want […]
Chico Enterprise-Record, 25 Jul 2015 - A couple of items in Wednesday's E-R got my attention. Let me make sure that I've got this straight. A white deputy sheriff, carrying the authority and wearing the uniform that we provided to him, sexually abused female Butte County Jail inmates under his care and protection. Three hundred and thirty-eight day […]
Los Angeles Times, 26 Jul 2015 - UC Irvine Graduate's Death Is the Latest in a Long Series Tied to Drug Use at Raves A 24-year-old San Francisco man who died while attending the Electric Daisy Carnival rave in Las Vegas had ingested a fatal dose of the drug Ecstasy, authorities said.
Appeal-Democrat, 26 Jul 2015 - As the dust surrounding Yuba County's controversial marijuana ordinance settles, it can be easy to forget Sutter County passed a similar ordinance late in 2013. While it wasn't accompanied by prolonged public meetings filled with passionate public comment or recall notices of county supervisors, the ordinance did elic […]
The Tribune, 25 Jul 2015 - An appeal has been filed against a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Nipomo, and the project will now go before the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors in October. The project calls for a brick-and-mortar dispensary offshoot of the mobile dispensary business, Ethnobotanica Patients Cooperative. The storefront would b […]
San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Jul 2015 - Regarding "A sober approach to legal pot" (Editorial, July 23): One significant change needs to be made in the laws regarding driving under the influence. Currently there is no threshold lower limit which would indicate that a person had pot in his bloodstream, but it did not affect his driving ability. Curren […]
Anderson Valley Advertiser, 22 Jul 2015 - Editor, A few days ago President Obama commuted 46 people from federal prisons around the country who were serving time for non-violent drug 'abuse' cases. Most (not all) involved marijuana. This means he only has another 60,000 people to go! Maybe more!?
SF Weekly, 23 Jul 2015 - NO PIECE, NO JUSTICE Last week, on the same day Jeb Bush was in San Francisco taking Uber to a startup, President Barack Obama made a headline that, in a different context, would warm even the nuttiest Tea Partiers' hearts.