"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.
Daily Press, 06 May 2015 - Prosecutor Talks Effects of Recent Measures VICTORVILLE - Speaking about the erased incentive for lower-level offenders to enter drug court under Proposition 47, San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney Kris Parde said Tuesday the resulting declining enrollment could ultimately lead to the program's demise in Victorville […]
East Bay Express, 06 May 2015 - It'll make her happy this Mother's Day. And it's pro-family. This Mother's Day, don't forget about mom when you shop at your local dispensary," quipped Amanda Conley, from the Bay Area chapter of Women Grow - a cannabis industry networking organization.
Porterville Recorder, 05 May 2015 - When officers with the Tulare County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies raided a large, sophisticated marijuana-growing operation last month, they removed a significant threat to the safety of anyone who might have stumbled upon the illegal operation. On April 23, officers went to the location nor […]
San Diego Union Tribune, 03 May 2015 - I am amazed at how opposition to the marijuana industry ("Pot dispensary forecast cools," April 24) continues to be thinly veiled in regulations and opinions of how the industry should operate. Unfair filters that no other industry has to face continue to be barriers to success of the industry. Politicians sho […]
Los Angeles Times, 02 May 2015 - California Lawmakers Are Considering Multiple Plans to Regulate Marijuana Shops and Growers SACRAMENTO - California lawmakers are wading into the politically sticky issue of regulating medical marijuana, laying groundwork for state control of the sale and cultivation of cannabis with the expectation that voters will legalize […]
Appeal-Democrat, 30 Apr 2015 - We're aware of the fact that most of what we can say about the medical marijuana cultivation situation in Yuba County is now based on hindsight. What good does that do? Who knows, but we find it regrettable that there's a fair contingency of folks lining up to scold supervisors who, in turn, are just digging in. We ha […]
Anderson Valley Advertiser, 29 Apr 2015 - Candy Bergen has just published a memoir called "A Fine Romance." According to the New York Times, the actress "parses the nation's infatuation with the CBS sitcom 'Murphy Brown,' in which she starred for a decade as a take-no-prisoners, formerly booze-guzzling television reporter." […]
North Coast Journal, 30 Apr 2015 - Pot's on a lot of minds in Sacramento these days. Our own state senator, Mike McGuire, announced on 4/20 that his proposed medical marijuana bill received the unanimous approval of the Senate Business and Professions Committee. The bill would create a Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation under the state's consum […]
Chico Enterprise-Record, 30 Apr 2015 - I read Garry Cooper's April 15 letter to the editor, which caused me to re-read the article regarding Measure A enforcement on April 8. Cooper's letter is filled with inaccuracies and exaggerations. If Cooper is going to quote people or articles, then he should quote them correctly.