"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.
Chico Enterprise-Record, 12 Oct 2015 - Why is the Butte County Sheriff's Office getting involved with eradicating marijuana on federal lands while they turn their heads the other way here concerning "medical marijuana growers" who are obviously growing for profit? This is not a civil matter, to be handled by civil penalties and fines imposed b […]
Chico Enterprise-Record, 11 Oct 2015 - The numbers are truly staggering. Butte County officials say they've documented 2,500 marijuana gardens in the county this year, hundreds of those on public land in national forests. They've raided and eradicated about 20 on national forests, ranging from a few dozen plants to more than 9,000. They know they a […]
The Ukiah Daily Journal, 07 Oct 2015 - To the Editor: Three cheers for Sheriff Tom Allman for getting rid of the Pinoleville Pomo Nation's bogus medical pot grow and honey oil manufacturing lab. I got a chuckle out of a comment made by someone named Nori Baldridge who is supposedly the tribe's economic Development Director who said "I think wh […]
Washington Post, 11 Oct 2015 - A New Law to Reduce Prison Crowding Keeps One Addict Out of Jail but Not Out of Trouble They gathered outside the courthouse in November for a celebration on Election Day, dozens of people wearing fake handcuffs and carrying handwritten signs. "End mass incarceration!" read one. "Justice not jail" read anoth […]
The Press Democrat, 10 Oct 2015 - It's a rare day when Democrats and Republicans stand shoulder to shoulder in Washington, celebrating a bipartisan agreement on, well, just about anything. Has that ever been clearer than this week when intra-party warfare overshadowed partisan divisions in the House?
Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct 2015 - Brown Creates a Regulatory System That Later Could Be Adapted for Widespread Use. SACRAMENTO - Nearly two decades after Californians legalized marijuana for medical use and a year before they may approve it for recreational purposes, Gov. Jerry Brown has imposed statewide rules on the growth, transport and sale of the drug.
Press-Enterprise, 07 Oct 2015 - I appreciate Sal Rodriguez's column on drugs, "To control drugs, accept current failure" [Opinion, Oct. 1]. I have held his position for a couple of decades now. The war on drugs doesn't make sense. It isn't working. By legalizing currently illegal drugs, the price will drop and drug lords and gangs wi […]
Sacramento News & Review, 08 Oct 2015 - I am a single mother running a small herbal business. I make herbal body oils with an emphasis on herbs that promote pain relief, relaxation and restful sleep. I'd love to combine these herbs (especially St. John's Wort) with infused cannabis oil this harvest season. It could bring profound relief to medi […]
Appeal-Democrat, 08 Oct 2015 - A judge ordered the Yuba County Board of Supervisors to revoke a $16,000 nuisance abatement penalty imposed on the landlords of an Olivehurst property where a marijuana garden was found. Yuba County Superior Court Judge Stephen W. Berrier filed the order on Friday in response to Jon and Amy Messick's legal challenge filed […]