"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.
Press-Enterprise, 07 Oct 2015 - I appreciate Sal Rodriguez's column on drugs, "To control drugs, accept current failure" [Opinion, Oct. 1]. I have held his position for a couple of decades now. The war on drugs doesn't make sense. It isn't working. By legalizing currently illegal drugs, the price will drop and drug lords and gangs wi […]
Sacramento News & Review, 08 Oct 2015 - I am a single mother running a small herbal business. I make herbal body oils with an emphasis on herbs that promote pain relief, relaxation and restful sleep. I'd love to combine these herbs (especially St. John's Wort) with infused cannabis oil this harvest season. It could bring profound relief to medi […]
Appeal-Democrat, 08 Oct 2015 - A judge ordered the Yuba County Board of Supervisors to revoke a $16,000 nuisance abatement penalty imposed on the landlords of an Olivehurst property where a marijuana garden was found. Yuba County Superior Court Judge Stephen W. Berrier filed the order on Friday in response to Jon and Amy Messick's legal challenge filed […]
SF Weekly, 08 Oct 2015 - With legal sales of medical cannabis in California approaching $2 billion, it's hard to understand how and why nobody in the marijuana legalization movement has any money. But it's true. Legalization's money troubles were evident earlier this week when Reform CA - a coalition of NORML and Americans for Safe Access, the […]
North Coast Journal, 08 Oct 2015 - It's been nearly a month since California's yearly legislative session closed, and the tenor then was all backslaps and high-fives for the state lawmakers who had spent months crafting medical marijuana laws. Three bills, one each from State Sen. Mike McGuire and assemblymen Jim Wood and Rob Bonta, had been torn a […]
The Chico News & Review, 08 Oct 2015 - I greatly grate under the fact that cannabis is considered a nuisance in Butte County. There is no more reason to persecute cannabis consumers than there was to burn witches, gas Jews or lynch blacks. The foundations of this drug war are set in the quicksand of racism and xenophobia-not the sturdiest of footings. Th […]
Los Angeles Times, 07 Oct 2015 - In a rare and heartening example of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate have united around a proposal for a major reform of federal criminal sentencing laws. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 unveiled last week by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, a conservati […]
East Bay Express, 07 Oct 2015 - Amid the collapse of physical record sales, the Bay Area's album mecca, Amoeba Music, is hoping to open a medical cannabis dispensary inside its Berkeley flagship store. Everyone knows the music industry is in the dumps - shattered by the collapse of sales of physically recorded music. But what few people know is the surg […]
Los Angeles Times, 07 Oct 2015 - Cannabis Club TV Aims to Be a Platform for Marijuana Advertisers Step aside, Comedy Central. Beat it, MTV. Eat your heart out, Food Channel. A new media darling is tapping into the wants and needs of an emerging social culture: people who smoke pot, both medicinally and, in a growing number of states, simply to get high.