"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.
North Coast Journal, 28 May 2015 - Arcata's Medical Marijuana Innovation Area got an enthusiastic thumbs-up on May 20 from the city council, which ultimately voted unanimously in favor of the proposal, but not before an antsy, standing-room-only crowd stood by while the council spent two hours wading through the night's consent agenda. When a speak […]
SF Weekly, 28 May 2015 - These are good times in the marijuana business. With an adult recreational market still on the horizon, the California medical cannabis industry is enjoying its biggest boom time yet. Mobs of customers are fueling over a billion dollars a year in legal sales, but more important are the "investors." The cannabis game usually […]
Sacramento News & Review, 28 May 2015 - High. I was just wondering how our U.S. senators feel about marijuana. I haven't heard much. - -Jeff I'm glad you asked. And, no, it is not too early to start discussing the 2016 election for the Senate. As it stands now, the Democratic field has two main challengers, with Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez re […]
The Chico News & Review, 28 May 2015 - Scientists Point to Drought Conditions Elevating Medicinal Properties of Marijuana While Bolstering Guerrilla Grows Global warming may give a minor twist to that classic hippie bumper sticker that quips, "Acid rain: Too bad it's not as much fun as it sounds." Turns out a warming climate could boost th […]
Appeal-Democrat, 27 May 2015 - Supporters have until next week to resubmit a sample petition to Yuba County election officials before they can start collecting signatures in an attempt to recall Supervisor Andy Vasquez. Vasquez opponents late last week submitted sample petitions and proof of publication of a legal ad to try and recall Vasquez. An election of […]
The Reporter, 23 May 2015 - In regard to columnist Ernest Kimme's column ("No easy answers for marijuana issue," The Reporter 5-12-15), it's been almost twenty years since California voters approved medical marijuana. Restricting access at this point is a gift to Mexican drug cartels. One day marijuana will be fully legal nationwide and t […]
Appeal-Democrat, 24 May 2015 - SAN RAFAEL (TNS) - An ordinance allowing up to three not-for-profit medical marijuana facilities in Marin's unincorporated areas is under consideration by county officials, but it imposes so much red tape that only those who could comply with rigorous restrictions would qualify. A top Marin medical marijuana attorney calle […]
North Coast Journal, 21 May 2015 - The Lake County town of Clearlake has backed off of its marijuana cultivation ban following public backlash and a lawsuit filed by one of the city's former mayors. Clearlake was one of the few municipalities in the state to ban cultivation (several counties ban growing as well) and it had become a contentious topic; La […]
Chico Enterprise-Record, 21 May 2015 - Proposition A upheld, slam dunk, weed is gone! Why is this substance illegal? It has nothing to do with promoting the general welfare, but instead the federal government's intent is to subjugate minorities.