"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.
Los Angeles Times, 01 Oct 2015 - Re "Cleaning up after pot farmers," Editorial, Sept. 23 As representatives of craft and artisanal cannabis farmers in California, we applaud The Times' editorial, which addressed environmental damage caused by unregulated and illegal cannabis growers.
Los Angeles Times, 01 Oct 2015 - Re "Cleaning up after pot farmers," Editorial, Sept. 23 As the Assembly member representing California's "Emerald Triangle," and the author of one of the recently passed medical marijuana' bills, I appreciate your editorial drawing attention to the devastating environmental impact of large mariju […]
North Coast Journal, 01 Oct 2015 - The Pinoleville Pomo Nation, based out of Mendocino County, was raided by the sheriff's office last week and hundreds of marijuana plants were seized. The Journal reported in January that the tribe said it would build a 110,000-square-foot marijuana growing facility on its 99-acre Rancheria near Ukiah, anticipating leg […]
Sacramento News & Review, 01 Oct 2015 - I have two questions for you: (1) Have you ever been the victim of "laced" weed? (2) Is marijuana addictive? - -TJ First: I have never been the victim of "laced" weed. One time I did have a huge, heart-racing panic attack whilst driving to a gig in the boonies of Montana, so I went to the ER and […]
Los Angeles Times, 30 Sep 2015 - Medical marijuana dispensaries in Northern California are giving patients affected by a destructive wildfire up to $200 in free cannabis per patient for the next week. Through Oct. 7, two marijuana-related product companies, Care By Design and AbsoluteXtracts, are offering free products at five dispensaries in San Francisco, […]
Appeal-Democrat, 30 Sep 2015 - Three Initiatives and One Recall Yuba County voters are already being asked to sign three petitions that could lead to separate special elections. Now they'll have the chance to sign a fourth, this one to allow medical marijuana dispensaries.
The Press Democrat, 30 Sep 2015 - Pretty much everybody from Barack Obama to Carly Fiorina seems to agree that far too many Americans are stuck behind bars. And pretty much everybody seems to have the same explanation for how this destructive era of mass incarceration came about. First, the war on drugs got out of control, meaning that many nonviolent people […]
Sacramento Bee, 27 Sep 2015 - Re "Some marijuana regulation, finally" (Editorials, Sept. 20): We are supposed to be a nation of laws and not men - where the rules we live by apply to everyone equally. But how can our elected representatives compromise on legislation when there is no guarantee whether the legislation will be enforced? A classic exam […]
Sacramento Bee, 27 Sep 2015 - The Bee's editorial board has proven it's streetwise, using the slang term "weed" in the editorial about cannabis regulation. Maybe the next time beer is mentioned in an editorial, the board can substitute the word "brewski." The editorial mentions there is a lack of hard science on cannabis. I thin […]