"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
North Coast Journal, 16 Apr 2015 - Grant Scott-Goforth is mistaken to equate ending cannabis (marijuana) prohibition with an experiment ("Give It Away Now," April 9). Like the original prohibition with alcohol, which historically is known as the Grand Experiment, the sequel, with cannabis, is the experiment. More like a Frankenstein experiment. The […]
Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr 2015 - A Judge Upholds a 1970 Federal Law Classifying Marijuana As a Dangerous Drug. SAN FRANCISCO - Efforts to legalize marijuana suffered a defeat in court Wednesday when a judge upheld the constitutionality of a 1970 federal law that classifies cannabis as a dangerous drug akin to LSD and heroin.
Appeal-Democrat, 12 Apr 2015 - California's Marijuana Wars Never Seem to End, and Now the Frontlines Are in Yuba County. What a scary thought if you're one of the pot people. This mess just spun out of control, as the supervisors passed an ordinance they thought would make everybody happy, or at least not upset.
Appeal-Democrat, 10 Apr 2015 - Opponents to Yuba County's new medical marijuana ordinance tried Thursday to file referendum petitions with county election officials, but were turned away. County Clerk-Recorder Terry Hansen said she had no choice but to not accept the petitions that would force the new ordinance to a public vote. Ordinance opponents also […]
Appeal-Democrat, 09 Apr 2015 - An appellate court has denied an appeal by Yuba County marijuana growers to overturn a judge's ruling that blocks a voter referendum on the county's new pot cultivation ordinance. The 3rd District Court of Appeal on Wednesday "summarily denied" the appeal filed by Yuba Patients Coalition and six growers. The […]
The Chico News & Review, 09 Apr 2015 - County Officials Set Record Straight on Measure a Lawsuit A couple of false rumors regarding Butte County's laws and officials have been spreading via social media. Take, for instance, an obituary for District Attorney Mike Ramsey posted on Facebook.
SF Weekly, 09 Apr 2015 - The San Francisco Police Department worked hard to arrest Cassie Roberts. San Francisco cops along with Drug Enforcement Administration agents staked out Roberts and several dozen other Tenderloin denizens for weeks, recording and observing video of them from rooftops and parked cars. After a hand-to-hand-drug sale between Roberts an […]
Los Angeles Times, 09 Apr 2015 - Re "Newsom taking a gamble on pot," April 7 It is disconcerting to think that Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, in his run for governor, would be "taking a gamble" in backing the legalization of marijuana. What are the downsides of marijuana prohibition?
Sacramento News & Review, 09 Apr 2015 - Hi, Ngaio, I enjoy your articles. I've never smoked it but once, finding it wasn't my thing, but I have no issues with those that do. Which brings me to my question: I'm a 73-year-old male diagnosed with low-stage prostate cancer that will eventually kill me. Luckily for me, a friend with stage 4 met […]