"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.
Manteca Bulletin, 20 May 2015 - OAKLAND (AP) - Members of a commission led by California's lieutenant governor said Tuesday that legalizing the recreational use of marijuana could generate enough tax revenue to fund drug education and counseling centers at every high school in the state, a potential upside that should be seriously considered as activist […]
The Press Democrat, 20 May 2015 - Sonoma County Fairgrounds officials have scaled back the marijuana trade show events to be held at the Santa Rosa event center in 2015, bringing back an event with North Coast origins but passing over the Cannabis Cup run by international event powerhouse High Times magazine. The homegrown Emerald Cup will return to the fair […]
Appeal-Democrat, 20 May 2015 - It's not about commercial grows. It's about democracy and our rights to voice our opinions and be heard. Not to have a public official in office who by past reports doesn't know how to interact with the community as displayed. You are not the voice of District 1 - we are. I urge everyone I know to sign any form t […]
Porterville Recorder, 20 May 2015 - Tulare County Supervisors Tuesday adopted what they termed "medical marijuana policy principles" in response to a slew of bills bouncing around Sacramento that could change the current laws governing the use and cultivation of marijuana in the state. Debbie Vaughn with the Chief Administrator's Office told t […]
East Bay Express, 20 May 2015 - It's Time for the Cannabis Encyclopedia. a Q&A With Weed Author Jorge Cervantes (aka George Van Patten). The world's cannabis cultivators, their friends, and loved ones have a new, essential reference: The Cannabis Encyclopedia, released April 20 online and in stores worldwide.
San Bernardino Sun, 18 May 2015 - It's past time to end marijuana prohibition in California. How did we become the state that sits back and learns from other states, as Gov. Jerry Brown counseled on "Meet the Press?" I love California because it's mostly a progressive, forward-leaning, trend-setting place to live, but our leader's po […]
Appeal-Democrat, 19 May 2015 - Yuba County Supervisor Andy Vasquez submitted a two-sentence formal response to the effort to recall him from office by opponents to the county's latest marijuana growing ordinance. Vasquez, whose response filed with county election officials must be part of any circulated recall petitions, delivers a simple, but direct me […]
The Orange County Register, 19 May 2015 - If health outcomes determined drug laws instead of cultural norms, marijuana would be legal. Unlike alcohol, marijuana has never been shown to cause an overdose death, nor does it share the addictive properties of tobacco. Like any drug, marijuana can be harmful if abused. Criminal records are nonetheless inappropria […]
The Orange County Register, 19 May 2015 - Re: "Pot not among 'most dangerous' drugs" [Opinion, May 17]: The Register's position on marijuana reflects their back-door approach to the eventual legalization of recreational use of marijuana. While I don't disagree with their position on reclassifying this drug, they continually fail […]