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ACLU Sues Fresno over Medical Marijuana Bans - by ACLU of Northern California
Fresno – Today the ACLU of Northern California sued the City and County of Fresno (see PDF) over complete bans on cultivation of medical marijuana. The bans are inconsistent with state law that allows medical marijuana to be grown. The City and County also ban all medical marijuana dispensaries.
Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 8:00PM
Thousands Attend Annual 420 Celebration at UC Santa Cruz - by Bradley Allen
Thousands of people, though not as many as in previous years, returned to Porter Meadow at UC Santa Cruz on April 20, 2014 (also Easter Sunday) to celebrate 420, the unorganized annual counterculture holiday. All these people have at least one thing in common; a love for smoking cannabis. Although cannabis is widely consumed throughout California, only medicinal use is legal under state law. 420 (pronounced "Four Twenty") celebrations at UC Santa Cruz, and cities throughout the world, are ...
Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:23PM
Santa Cruz Needle Exchange Numbers In: 170,373 Collected, 165,712 Dispensed - by Drug War News
The Santa Cruz needle exchange reports in the last year it has taken in more needles than it has given out. The Health Services Agency (HSA) in Santa Cruz County submitted its annual Syringe Services Program (SSP) report. From April 30, 2013 to February 28, 2014 the SSP served 876 unduplicated clients. During that period they collected 170,373 used syringes and dispensed 165,712 sterile syringes.
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:50PM
Needle Litter is the Problem; Needle Exchange is the Solution - by Steve Pleich
Addressing the Problem of Needle Litter at the Source
Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:00PM
Mama Medicine - by Harvest McCampbell
This is Kat Brewer’s personal story. She is one of California’s leading exemplars in the efforts to make not-for-profit medical marijuana available to those who need it most. You will find a dash of politics, a pinch of genetics, and a whole lot of healing, caring, and community in her story.
Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:21PM
The Killing Fields: East Oakland, the Panthers, and the CIA - by anon
Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:08PM
Mayor's Stacked and Packed "Public Safety Task Force" meets - by Scott Collins (posted by Norse)
Tony Hill Room of the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium at Church and Center Streets.
Event Date:Wed May 29, 2013 6:00PM
Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 10:06AM
MAYDAY Autonomous/Anarchist People of Color Contingent - by c
Ceasar Chavez Library inside Fruitvale Plaza (Fruitvale BART)
Event Date:Wed May 1, 2013 3:00PM
Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:12PM
Four Twenty 2013 in Porter Meadow at UC Santa Cruz - by Bradley Allen
On Saturday, April 20, 2013, thousands of people participated in the annual 420 pilgrimage to Porter Meadow at UC Santa Cruz. Once again, the counterculture cannabis celebration brought people of diverse backgrounds together for an afternoon under the hot sun.
Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:47AM
Taking Down Telegraph Ave's Last Hippie - by Dan McMullan
Persecution of Berkeley Street Vendor continues
Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:22PM
Telegraph Bob Iconic Berkeley Vendor in court again - by Dan Gerous
Cookie Caper in Court Again
Posted: Wed Apr 3, 2013 3:53AM
Taking Down Telegraph Ave's Last Hippie - by Dan Gerous
A hemp cookie turns into a malicious prosecution for long time counter-culture tourist attraction Bob Meister.
Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:07PM
The End of an Era - by Steve Pleich
Reflections on the eviseration of local needle exchange
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:24PM
Drug War Dummies to Mob Cowardly City Council; Nervous Opponents Present Petition - by Robert Norse
Santa Cruz City Hall City Council Chambers 809 Center St Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Event Date:Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:00PM
Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:45PM
Berkeley Police Not Honoring Medicinal Marijuana Law (video/x-ms-wmv 5.2MB) - by Oaks4Peace
Small portion of a video regarding Berkeley police refusing to recognize medical marijuana patient's rights. Leading officers in this video are Cole and Katz.
Posted: Tue Feb 5, 2013 3:31PM
Drug Dealers Admit Berkeley PD Have Asked Them To Assault Cop-watchers - by Berkeley-Leaks
"The cops said they would make things hard for us, if we didn't get you to leave." - Anon drug dealer, revealing deal with police Today on Feb 3rd (2013) Drug dealers in People's Park have admitted today that Berkeley Police has recently asked them to assault local cop-watchers in retaliation against a complaint being heard by the Berkeley Police Review Commission which involves local police reform and Occupy activists. The dealers explained that the police have made a deal that BPD would...
Posted: Sun Feb 3, 2013 2:52PM
CalPotNews gears up for the tough road ahead - by Bud
CalPotNews will be rebranded and relaunched
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:37PM
First Harvest of 2012 for Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) - by Bradley Stuart Allen
On September 9th, a single plant in the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) garden, the first of 2012, was harvested and trimmed. WAMM, established in 1993 and based in Santa Cruz, is well-known and widely-respected for being the first medical marijuana collective in the United States. WAMM founders Valerie Leveroni Corral and Michael Corral helped to craft California's Proposition 215, also known as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, concerning the use of medical cannabis.
Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:48AM
The Anniversary of the WAMM Raid - by Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana
10 years ago at the break of dawn, awakened by the stomp of heavy booted agents, WAMM was raided by 30 DEA agents. Mike and I were taken into custody; chainsaw wielding agents cut the entire garden down, WAMM members blocked the gate, locking agents behind, and WAMM members and supporters bargaining for our release. What followed changed the course of medical marijuana, circumventing the government’s strategy to eliminate patient service organizations, legal under California state law. Sant...
Posted: Wed Sep 5, 2012 10:30PM
Legal “Dream Team” to Represent Medical Marijuana Activist on Federal Assault Charge - by Support Jose Gutierrez!
Oakland, CA – Medical marijuana activist Jose Gutierrez was brutally arrested in April as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) raided Blue Sky, one of Oakland’s four permitted dispensaries. Mr. Gutierrez, who is facing federal assault charges, is appearing in court on August 1st at 2:30pm for the first time after retaining J. Tony Serra to lead his defense team, which also includes E.D. Lerman and Omar Figueroa.
Posted: Thu Aug 2, 2012 10:38AM