"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 Day, 26 May 2016 - Bernie Sanders is turning to marijuana to bolster his credentials in California ahead of the crucial Democratic primary there. The Vermont senator told a rally in Santa Monica that he would vote yes on an initiative proposed for the November ballot in the state that would legalize the drug. In Riverside, he told more than 1,000 people […]
Sacramento News & Review, 26 May 2016 - Why does cannabis keep getting stronger? My tolerance isn't keeping up. - -O.G. Lyte-Waithe Eh. Who knows? It's probably because growing techniques get better and better every year, and Americans love to have the "biggest" and "the most." While most cannabis plants will contain 15 to 1 […]
Chico Enterprise-Record, 26 May 2016 - On Jan. 12, Butte County supervisors considered a request from development services to add a single sentence to our Right to Farm ordinance, a sentence that would specifically exclude cannabis farmers from its protections. Here's the problem. Our Right to Farm ordinance offers protection for agricultural operations […]
San Diego Union Tribune, 26 May 2016 - Regarding "Congress warming to marijuana for vets" (May 22): Does anyone think that contributions or promised marijuana revenues might be responsible for Congress' climate change? Listening only to reps from the marijuana industry may not the best source of unbiased information on marijuana. Congress has […]
North Coast Journal, 26 May 2016 - A line of more than 100 eager attendees snaked out of the entrance to Arcata's D Street Neighborhood Center to meet the chief of California's newly formed Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation. The czarina, Lori Ajax, started the meeting, explaining to a mostly jovial crowd that the bureau was in its infancy. […]
SF Weekly, 26 May 2016 - For decades, being a marijuana advocate required that you be a combination of outlaw, policy wonk, and social-justice warrior. You were pushing illegal conduct, because ending an expensive and racially biased experiment was the right and sensible thing to do - a position backed by data. This came at a cost: The real problems of holdi […]
Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2016 - Supervisors ADD One Month to Temporary Prohibition, Hold Off Voting on Longer Plan. Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to extend a temporary ban on growing medical marijuana in unincorporated areas by one month, but shelved a proposed 10-month ban. Al Seib Los Angeles Times SUPERVISOR SHEILA Kuehl noted that there i […]
The Ukiah Daily Journal, 25 May 2016 - To the Editor: Why does it fee like Mendocino County is getting left behind in the marijuana industry we helped create. I think it's time the local police and sheriff stop preying on local marijuana growers for the money in confiscating land, homes, vehicles, cash, etc. Which is obviously what's going on, sinc […]