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The Marijuana Citation and Arrests Records That the Measure K Commitee Would Not Request - by SCPD (posted by Norse)
The Measure K Committee refused to ask the SCPD for its actual records on marijuana citations and arrests, to see if if is complying with the law. The law is the Measure K Initiative passed in 2006 by the voters (over City Council hostility). That requires that marijuana enforcement for those over 21 on private property be "the lowest enforcement priority."
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:47PM
Ganja Yoga (weekly cannabis enhanced yoga classes) in SF! - by Dee Dussault
Merchants of Reality, 285 9th street
Event Date:Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:23PM
Measure K Committee Craps Out Again--Another Free Ride for the SCPD - by Robert Norse
The Measure K Committee, created by voter initiative in 2006 here, in Santa Monica, and in Santa Barbara was supposed to be the first step in holding the local PD and similar agencies accountable and moving to end Marijuana Prohibition. I detailed the agenda and some preliminary concerns about the Committee pro-police bias at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/10/05/18762458.php . The well-oiled rubberstamp proceeded as ever
Posted: Mon Oct 6, 2014 11:06PM
Sen. Holly Mitchell’s California Fair Sentencing Act, ending crack disparity, becomes law - by ACLU-NC
Governor Signs Historic California Fair Sentencing Act Eliminates Racist Sentencing Disparity in California
Posted: Mon Oct 6, 2014 10:30AM
Measure K Commission Meets - by Robert Norse
809 Center St. in City Council Chambers in Santa Cruz
Event Date:Mon Oct 6, 2014 5:00PM
Posted: Sun Oct 5, 2014 9:03PM
Brown Proclaims “Water Is Sacred” As He Promotes Tunnels - by Dan Bacher
Governor Jerry Brown was originally scheduled to read the proclamation but he didn’t show up. Instead, Cynthia Gomez, Tribal Advisor for Governor Brown, read Governor Brown's proclamation for California Native American Day as Anecita Agustinez, Tribal Liaison for the State Department of Water Resources, stood next to her. Photo of Jessica Lopez, Chair of the Concow Maidu Tribe, Caleen Sisk, Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, and Morning Star Gali of the Pit River Tribe at the State Capit...
Posted: Thu Oct 2, 2014 6:34PM
New Marijuana Practices in California: Private Security Firm Raiding Mendocino Pot Farms - by markthshark
They wear camouflaged uniforms, bearing military-style insignia. They ride helicopters over the forests of Mendocino County, Calif., on the state's north coast, equipped with firearms, where they cut down illegal marijuana. But they aren't the army. They aren't even the police. They are Lear Asset Management (no phone listing or company website), a private security firm that is attracting a lot of attention for the work it's doing -- and even perhaps some work it hasn't done.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:33PM
Saudi Arabia: Four relatives executed for hashish possession amid surge in executions - by Amnesty International
The Saudi Arabian authorities must halt all executions, Amnesty International said after four members of the same family were executed today as part of a “disturbing” recent surge in the use of the death penalty in the country.
Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:24PM
California Fair Sentencing Act Passes Out of Assembly - by ACLU of Northern California
SACRAMENTO, CA — Facing its final vote in the Assembly, the California Fair Sentencing Act (SB 1010) authored by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) won strong approval on a bi-partisan vote on August 14. SB 1010 now returns to the Senate for a final procedural vote before being sent to the Governor.
Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:21PM
Fresno Cannabis Association opposes Senate Bill 1262 - by Bud Green
Senate Bill 1262 would institutionalize a chaotic and ever-changing patchwork of “wet” and “dry” cities and counties, leaving medical cannabis patients in Fresno and much of the Central Valley with no safe access to medical cannabis.
Posted: Wed Aug 6, 2014 3:02PM
Report Unveils How DEA Blocked Research and Reclassification of Marijuana, MDMA, Others - by via MAPS
The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) on June 10 released their new report, “The DEA: Four Decades of Impeding and Rejecting Science”. The report documents a decades-long pattern of systematically obstructing medical research and ignoring scientific evidence.
Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:03PM
Louisiana Defenders Collective Interview from WTUL News and Views (audio/mpeg 50.6MB) - by WTUL News and Views
News and Views speaks to members of the Louisiana Defenders Collective, going over the holes in the criminal justice system that make their services necessary and the particular pressures put on juveniles in the privatization of the public school system, especially the ways formerly standard in-school behavioral problems have become criminalized.
Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:22AM
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
Dr. Carl Hart, author of High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery - by Revolution Books
Revolution Books, 2425 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Event Date:Sat May 24, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:58PM
Weed Land: Inside America’s Marijuana’s Epicenter and How Pot Went Legit (Book Party) - by Carolina
Modern Times Bookstore Collective 2919 24th Street, San Francisco, 94110
Event Date:Tue May 6, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:23AM
End The War On Drugs - by steve lerman
Stream or download at http://greatspeechesandinterviews.blogspot.com/ Broadcast at Access Sacramento, Sundays 6-8pm PDT at http://www.live365.com/stations/accesssacramento?site=pro
Event Date:Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:52PM
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
SF Public Defender's Justice Summit - by Tamara Aparton
San Francisco Main Library - Koret Auditorium 30 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA
Event Date:Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:00AM
Posted: Tue Apr 8, 2014 3:55PM
Arizona State Senator Blocks Funding for Long-Sought Medical Marijuana Research - by MAPS
After 22 years of hard-fought efforts, the non-profit pharmaceutical company Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has finally obtained approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a FDA clinical trial to examine the medical safety and efficacy of marijuana. The trial would study military veterans suffering from treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yet the study’s ability to receive Arizona state funding is in jeopardy...
Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:55PM