Tag: Proposition 215

  • A High-Minded Debate Over Legalizing Pot (Not)

    September 28, 2010 – At precisely 4:20 PM last Saturday, proponents and foes of legalizing marijuana in California were scheduled to hold a debate at the International Cannabis and Hemp Expo (abbreviated as INTCHE—TCH being pot’s most popular active ingredient) inside the Cow Palace arena just outside San Francisco. Things didn’t go as planned. “The…

  • Medical Marijuana Advocates Mark World AIDS Day

    December 1 is World AIDS Day, an international day set aside by individuals and organizations to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. The theme this year is “Human Rights and Access to Treatment.” Among other political and personal messages, patient advocates all over the world today will be talking to their friends, loved ones, media, and elected…

  • California:Time to Get Real about Marijuana

    October 12, 2009 – Californians have made it clear at the ballot box that they favor legalizing marijuana use for medical purposes. But, as critics feared, Prop. 215, the medical marijuana initiative that was passed 13 years ago, has only opened the door to abuse. It’s estimated that there are 40 marijuana dispensaries in Long…

  • States Weigh Tax On Marijuana

    August 24, 2009 – In these tough financial times, states and local municipalities are struggling to find new and creative ways to generate money to close budget gaps. In the state of California, some legislators are turning to another kind of green to generate some that can be spent. With an estimated $14 billion worth…

  • Need Some Weed? Just Check Twitter

    July 07, 2009 – Some California pot sellers are living the high life this summer — because high-tech social-networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter are allowing them to legally swap street corners for the Internet. “Just in! Baby Crunch, Spy Diesel and Critical Mass! Buy a quarter, get a gram,” read the “tweets”…

  • California Court Says Medical Marijuana Patients Can Grow Pot

    California Court Says Medical Marijuana Patients Can Grow Pot

    July 2, 2009 – SACRAMENTO — The California Third District Court of Appeal issued a landmark ruling today on the right under state law of patients to collectively cultivate. The 2-1 appellate court decision stems from the case County of Butte v. Superior Court involving a private medical marijuana collective of 7 patients in Paradise,…

  • Inland observers don't expect flood of applicants for medical marijuana cards now that challenges to state law are turned away

    May 26, 2009 – Some experts and health care providers say they don’t expect a surge in medical marijuana applications as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision not to hear challenges to California’s medical marijuana law. San Bernardino and San Diego counties had sued three years ago, arguing that federal drug law…

  • Welter of confusion continues over medipot

    Welter of confusion continues over medipot

    May 26th, 2009 – THERE is silence now where once loud huzzahs erupted from medical marijuana advocates in California after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder signaled this spring that federal authorities will no longer raid or interfere with medipot dispensaries in states where it is legal, so long as users abide by state law. That’s…