Posts Tagged ‘marijuana’

CA, feds struggle with — and spar over — pot regulation

Friday, July 18th, 2014
marijuana-gavel

As California muddles ahead with its disorganized decriminalization of marijuana, local and federal lawmakers are adopting distinctly different approaches to the prospect of pot-related crime. City councils are apt to worry about different kinds of drug crime than Congress. But the new attention...

CA congressman changes GOP pot game

Monday, June 23rd, 2014
Rohrabacher

Faced with a choice between traditional drug attitudes and federalist political principles, 49 Republican members of the House of Representatives recently voted in favor of the latter. And a California Congressman led the way. In a result unthinkable just a few years ago, enough GOP representativ...

Feinstein wants to keep pot illegal, alcohol legal

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
carrie-nation

It used to be liberals strongly favored personal liberty. Some still do. Many don't. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has joined Gov. Jerry Brown in opposing legalizing marijuana in California, a state that's the country's biggest pot farm. AP wrote: The state's senior senator told The Associated Press in ...

Unregulated CA entrepreneurs thrive in … the pot business

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
prop-19

Happy New Year! Are you familiar with the state that has such an innovative and advanced marijuana industry that quality control extends to making sure pot brands consistently produce the same sensations? Where entrepreneurs are turning to increasingly sophisticated tools to improve their product...

Sac Bee ignores drug cartels in pot farming story

Monday, August 5th, 2013
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Instead of blowing the lid off of the growing pot-farming problem in some Northern California areas, the Sacramento Bee did a lightweight opinion story Sunday on Butte County, never once addressing the Mexican drug cartels behind many of the illegal pot farms, which are flourishing because of the s...

A political form of reefer madness

Monday, April 9th, 2012
A political form of reefer madness

April 9, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- Some Oakland residents are furious that on the same day a gunman murdered seven people this week at the private Oikos University in the city, SWAT teams raided a different educational institution less than a mile away, where only peaceful activities ...

More Inmates today in US Prisons than in Stalin’s Gulag

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

John Seiler: Incredible. America now has more people in its stuffed prisons, 6 million, than were stuck in Stalin's gulag prison system. Reports Fareed Zakaria on CNN.com: "Is this hyperbole? Here are the facts. The U.S. has 760 prisoners per 100,000 citizens. That’s not just many more than in m...

Hemp pilot bill passes Senate

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Ali Meyer: On June 29, the Senate passed Sen. Mark Leno's bill SB 676, which authorizes a pilot project for growing industrial hemp, a marjuana-related plant that provides useful products without the psychoactive properties of marijuana.  The bill defines "industrial hemp" as an agricultural field ...

L.A. Times Exhales Prop. 19

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

John Seiler: I thought the L.A. Times was supposed to be "progressive" and "liberal"? Actually, they're an establishment, elitist, government-loving paper. As shown by their editorial opposing Prop. 19, which would legalize marijuana in California. It's the same position taken by the Chamber of Co...

Blowing Smoke Against Prop. 19

Friday, October 1st, 2010

SEPT. 30, 2010 By JOHN SEILER Maybe the most controversial, certainly the most aromatic proposition on the November 2 ballot is Proposition 19, which would decriminalize marijuana. Not just for medical uses, but for use by any adult. Local governments would have the primary task of implementing Pr...