"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 Signal, 06 May 2016 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A long-anticipated campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state that produces more pot than any other commenced in California on Wednesday as supporters announced they have collected enough signatures to qualify a voter initiative for the November ballot. A well-funded and politically connected c […]
Los Angeles Times, 04 May 2016 - "We thought America was the best in the world." "This can't be happening." That's how Saw Marvellous Soe and Eh Wah described their astonishment after police seized more than $ 53,000 in cash from Eh Wah's car in Muskogee, Okla., in February. Eh Wah is tour manager for a Christian rock band […]
Appeal-Democrat, 05 May 2016 - Look to Land Measure on November Ballot SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Backers of a marijuana legalization initiative said Wednesday they have collected enough signatures for the measure to qualify for the November ballot in California.
Chico Enterprise-Record, 05 May 2016 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Backers of a marijuana legalization initiative say they have collected enough signatures for the measure to qualify for the California ballot this November. A coalition that includes former Facebook President Sean Parker and backed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the nation's leading marijuana adv […]
SF Weekly, 05 May 2016 - In the latest sign that the federal Justice Department is waving the white flag in the war on cannabis, federal prosecutors have agreed to drop a nearly four-year-long effort to shut down Oakland-based mega-dispensary Harborside Health Center, the dispensary announced Tuesday. Harborside, by reputation and by self-declaration the big […]
North Coast Journal, 05 May 2016 - The Colorado Department of Public Safety released early findings on the effects cannabis legalization has had on law enforcement, commerce, health and juveniles. The study, mandated as part of the 2014 initiative decriminalizing recreational marijuana use in the state, is bracketed by a series of caveats. It's not comp […]
Sacramento News & Review, 05 May 2016 - Is there such a thing as a strain identification resource? I have a bud from Philly that I love, but I'd love to know what it is. - -H.M. First of all, does Philly have good local bud? I am inclined to believe that your weed is from California, Oregon or Colorado. Kidding! I'm sure Pennsylvania has some g […]
Los Angeles Times, 04 May 2016 - High- Profile Coalition Will Submit 600,000 Signatures to Give Voters a Chance to Legalize Marijuana. SACRAMENTO - A measure to legalize marijuana for recreational use in California appears headed for the Nov. 8 ballot.