"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 Chico News & Review, 14 Jan 2016 - Re "Undermining the public's trust" (Guest comment, by Nathan Esplanade, Jan. 7): Apparently to undermine my anti-alcohol and -marijuana guest comment last week, the CN&R changed and deleted some of my words and made others insensible, and completely omitted my conclusion.
The Press Democrat, 22 May 2016 - SANTA CRUZ - The other day, in a seaside cafe here, veteran cannabis journalist David Bienenstock gamely fielded my attempts to catch up on a subject I have failed to appreciate for far too long: the coming end of marijuana prohibition. Earlier this month, the backers of a California initiative to legalize the recreational u […]
Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2016 - Advocates Say State License Requirement Could Hurt Hundreds of Growers and Sellers With Felony Records SACRAMENTO - In 2001, Steve DeAngelo agreed to help a friend by attending the delivery of nearly 200 pounds of marijuana in a Maryland trailer park and verifying the quality of the product. In exchange, DeAngelo said, he was […]
Sacramento Bee, 20 May 2016 - This article should be required reading for all registered voters if the initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana qualifies for the November ballot. To me it explains quite clearly that using drugs, including marijuana, can be detrimental to finding a good job. Dennis A. Hunter, Sacramento - --- MAP posted-by: Ja […]
Sacramento Bee, 20 May 2016 - Re "Firms struggle to find workers who can pass a drug test" (Page 1B, May 18): As society declines drug use increases as things worsen. Now businesses struggle to find persons who can pass a drug test. The main reason is marijuana. Some governments even promote it for tax income. Marijuana is affordable, simple and ea […]
Sacramento Bee, 20 May 2016 - Re "Pain specialists are on front line in war on opioid abuse" (Viewpoints, May 18): Dr. Shalina Shah presented a very calm and sensible approach to the serious problem of the abuse of opioids and other pain killers. It is ridiculous to lay the problem at the feet of improper training of physicians. If that were the pr […]
Sacramento Bee, 20 May 2016 - Lawmakers, police and medical community oppose legalizing pot. Marijuana users cannot pass drug tests. I lost a daughter to drugs. Marijuana was her gateway drug. If pot has a medical use, a doctor can prescribe it. I cannot see that the proposed legislation can pass the tests of good law. Don Metzker, Fair Oaks - --- MAP posted […]
Lodi News-Sentinel, 19 May 2016 - In six months, California will join Maine, Nevada and probably a few other states in deciding whether or not to legalize the large-scale commercial production of marijuana. Residents will be inundated with wild claims about the promises and pitfalls of these initiatives. You will hear debates about government revenue, crimin […]
Los Angeles Times, 19 May 2016 - Re "Marijuana is going mainstream," column, May 16 Once the use of marijuana becomes mainstream in California, what people do in their own homes or at private gatherings elsewhere will be their own business.