"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 Press Democrat, 22 Jul 2016 - Mendocino County voters can expect two competing marijuana tax initiatives on the November ballot, one proffered by county officials and one by cannabis cultivators. The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday a 2.5 percent business tax on gross sales from marijuana cultivation and dispensaries, along with a $ […]
Los Angeles Times, 22 Jul 2016 - As Californians consider whether to legalize recreational marijuana use, a few entrepreneurs are already casting their vote in favor of the state's cannabis industry. The group, called Canopy San Diego, is accepting applications for its pot-themed technology accelerator, a first for Southern California. The concept is to […]
Appeal-Democrat, 21 Jul 2016 - The Marysville City Council unanimously passed a slate of marijuana-related resolutions in preparation for the opening of the application period for two medical marijuana dispensary licenses. The council approved changes to its fee schedule, adopted selection criteria for dispensary licenses, and passed a cannabis business tax […]
Sacramento News & Review, 21 Jul 2016 - Would my medical marijuana recommendation be legal in other states that also honor recommendations? - -Dee Starr Generally, it depends on the state. Michigan and Maine will welcome anyone with a medical cannabis card to visit their dispensaries. However, states like Arizona will allow you to legally possess cannabi […]
The Chico News & Review, 21 Jul 2016 - One of the benefits of ending the bankrupt war on marijuana would be making money available for truly needed programs. Instead of spending hundreds of millions of dollars on investigating, arresting, prosecuting and incarcerating marijuana "criminals," we could instead upgrade infrastructure (roads, bridge […]
Sacramento News & Review, 21 Jul 2016 - California's Legalization Initiative Sets Possible Deadline for City to Reconsider Marijuana Stance Rancho Cordova is still saying no to marijuana dispensaries-and the tax dollars generated by their sales.
The Press Democrat, 21 Jul 2016 - EDITOR: The search planes are flying all over California. Special squads tromp over hill and dale. Neighbors are complaining about the stench. Record numbers of marijuana plants are often cut in their prime and burned to the great satisfaction of the enforcers. Meanwhile growers are no doubt hiding in bed with fingers crosse […]
San Diego Union Tribune, 21 Jul 2016 - To add to Katie Dexter's column ("Legalizing recreational marijuana hurts youth, families," July 16), there are other reasons not to legalize recreational marijuana. First, there are permanent disabling effects of heavy use of marijuana. My mother-in-law worked with these patients at a mental hospital. Se […]
SF Weekly, 21 Jul 2016 - In states that have legalized the sale of medical and recreational cannabis, the industry is flourishing. State and local laws have done great work in creating policies and laws that give such businesses a sense of stability that allow them to make business decisions with some confidence. But federal laws still regard cannabis as a S […]