"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 Nov 2015 - WILLITS - Except for traffic passing through on Highway 101, this northern Mendocino County city is relatively quiet much of the year. But for three months in the fall, it gets an influx of world travelers lured by marijuana-trimming jobs, temporarily swelling the town's population of under 5,000 and instilling it with […]
The Mail Tribune, 21 Nov 2015 - SUPERVISORS BAN OUTDOOR MEDICAL POT GROWS Indoor growing would still be allowed The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors has moved to ban outdoor cultivation of medical marijuana, but indoor growing would still be allowed.
Appeal-Democrat, 24 Nov 2015 - Supporters of allowing medical marijuana dispensaries in Yuba County have filed petitions containing more than 3,500 signatures in their effort to force a countywide vote on the issue. County election officials confirmed that the Safe Patient Access to Regulated Cannabis group submitted initiative petitions on Friday afternoon. […]
Appeal-Democrat, 24 Nov 2015 - On Jan. 11, 1964, Dr. Luther Terry, Surgeon General of the United States, took bold action and identified cigarette smoking as a public health hazard. Following this action, a broadbased anti-smoking public education program was initiated. But the big tobacco industry was not easily intimidated; they fought back with their own […]
The Press Democrat, 23 Nov 2015 - As California prepares to bring in the $1 billion medical marijuana industry from the legal shadows, growers and marketers on the pot-rich North Coast are waiting to see how much the massive regulatory structure will cost them and whether to stick instead with the prosperous but risky outlaw status they have lived with for n […]
Sacramento Bee, 22 Nov 2015 - Re "Weed law will not protect kids" (The Conversation, Letters, Nov. 15): We need draconian laws against illegal parking! Stiff fines, jail terms, confiscate the cars. Why, you ask? All reckless drivers have dabbled in illegal parking at some point. Ridiculous? This argument works for pot, why not illegal parking? The […]
Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov 2015 - Fewer felony cases and fewer jail inmates should translate into funding for other programs. Thousands of felony cases that would have been prosecuted by the office of Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey became misdemeanors late last year because of Proposition 47. Lacey's caseload dropped precipitously - first, b […]
Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov 2015 - SAN FRANCISCO - Carlos and I are bombing around San Francisco in his 1999 Maxima, delivering marijuana to people who have ordered it from Eaze, a company that many have called the "Uber of cannabis." I had forgotten how fast 25-year-old guys like to drive. But this is good, because Eaze boldly promises customers, al […]
San Diego Union Tribune, 20 Nov 2015 - At 17 I went to work in a bakery, having no idea that flour could be detrimental to my health. Within two years I had a lung collapse, off work for a month. Returned to my same bakery job and within five weeks it happened again. The doctor said the flour I was just naturally exposed to was not healthy for me, never a sm […]