"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.
Chico Enterprise-Record, 26 Apr 2015 - This is in response to Andrew Merkel's letter Tuesday headlined "Freedoms being taken by our government," specifically regarding Measure A. Contrary to Merkel's assertions, many normal, law-abiding citizens are finally having their freedoms restored, not curtailed. These include: freedom from nuisanc […]
New York Times, 26 Apr 2015 - SAN FRANCISCO - On a dark corner here in the Mission District on March 31, the doors opened at 7 p.m. for an under-the-radar pop-up dinner. Stationed at the entrance was a man who meticulously carded each of the 60 guests, even two with white hair. Inside the bar, long tables were set with wineglasses, place cards and something […]
East Bay Express, 21 Apr 2015 - Hopefully, California residents are paying attention. Forcing the black market to regulate cannabis (marijuana) has proven to be one of the United States' worst policy failures in history. Forcing government to regulate the relatively safe, god-given plant is best for everyone. Since Colorado re-legalized cannabis, nearly […]
The Chico News & Review, 23 Apr 2015 - I would like to tell you about my grandmother. She was raised, and still is, Mormon. She has suffered so badly with arthritis that some days she can barely move, let alone sleep. She takes many pain killers and her liver is now in trouble because of them. For years we tried to convince her to eat medical marijuana b […]
North Coast Journal, 23 Apr 2015 - This is lame," murmured one of Arcata's few hardcore stoners around 4:23 p.m. A couple of young men had stepped off the concrete slab at Redwood Park, the small piece of public property that the Humboldt Center for Constitutional Rights had wrested from the control of a zealous city staff over the course of the la […]
SF Weekly, 23 Apr 2015 - NO MA Want to escape the booming neighborhoods of San Francisco? Head west, where the rows of single-family Mediterranean-style or boxy Doelger homes that make up the Sunset District are virtually unchanged since their construction in the mid-20th century, giving the avenues a timeless feel. There are no towering construction cranes […]
Sacramento News & Review, 23 Apr 2015 - Last year we scored a historic victory that bans the Department of Justice from undermining state medical marijuana laws for one year. But the department recently declared that it will ignore the Congressional mandate and continue prosecuting people for medical marijuana. Do you think medical marijuana will never b […]
East Bay Express, 22 Apr 2015 - Pot Tech Company Flow Kana Discovers High Consumer Demand for Knowledge, Community, and Elite Heirloom Bud. Finally, a tea party worth voting for. High-end medical cannabis-tasting parties are now a thing in the Bay Area, and they aren't the informal, low-key stoner gatherings of yore.
North Coast Journal, 16 Apr 2015 - Grant Scott-Goforth is mistaken to equate ending cannabis (marijuana) prohibition with an experiment ("Give It Away Now," April 9). Like the original prohibition with alcohol, which historically is known as the Grand Experiment, the sequel, with cannabis, is the experiment. More like a Frankenstein experiment. The […]