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image Time is Right for Return to All Volunteer Needle Exchange 480_rawpixel-611110-unsplash_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Time to Reconsider City and County Drug Policy...
Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:33PM
text Public housing and Section 8 tenants face eviction and homelessness for medical marijuana by Lynda Carson
Oakland has 13,586 units in its Section 8 inventory, 2,122 units in its low rent inventory, plus thousands of tenants being publicly assisted in rental units in Oakland operated by nonprofit housing developers that may be threatened with eviction if they are caught using medical marijuana....
Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:29PM
image Rally To Legalize Psychedelic Medicine / Nude Summer Of Love Parade 480_dscn0282_1.jpg by Gypsy Taub
The very first in human history (as far as we know) rally to legalize psychedelic medicine was followed by our 3rd annual Nude Summer of Love Parade. It took place in San Francisco on August 19, 2018....
Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:29AM
document Economic Impacts of Cannabis Legalization in Sonoma County final_paper__soci_336___2_.pdf_140_.jpg by Mariah Ramirez, Fiona Duffy, Megan Lee, Et al.
This research project examines the economic benefits of cannabis legalization for Sonoma County. Research was done by Sonoma State Sociology undergraduate students....
Posted: Tue May 8, 2018 4:07PM
image Tragic Irony: After Defeating U.S. Government, WAMM Shut Down By California Government 480_sweetleaf-bay-area-valerie-corral_1.jpg by Sweetleaf Bay Area
Since January 1st, 2018, WAMM has been unable to dispense medical cannabis to its patients because of California's new cannabis law. The irony is tragic as the U.S. government was unable to shut WAMM down, but the California government has effectively shut them down....
Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:51PM
image Anti-houseless stickers spread in Santa Cruz public areas 480_28238106_1907286376249085_2332446946604351358_o_1.jpg by William Machtes
Sticker carrying violence-encouraging stereotype image of houseless tweaker found on crosswalk button downtown....
Posted: Thu Mar 8, 2018 9:56PM
image Comic Criticizes Supply and Demand for Corporate Marijuana 480_negrolegalweederasehistory.jpg by Eugenio Negro
San José writer Eugenio Negro critiques the corporatization of legal marijuana....
Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:44AM
image Why Farmers Need Direct Sales 480_cannabis-lettuce_1.jpg by Casey O’Neill
As a vegetable farmer, the scale at which I produce is not large enough to enable me to survive in the wholesale marketplace. The same is true for my cannabis crop....
Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:53PM
text Call SF Bd of Supes for Marijuana: We Voted 75% for It by Phone Time
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors, all Democrats, is currently doing everything they can to oppose the 75% of San Francisco voters who voted for Prop 64, the marijuana initiative, of November 2016. We need your phone calls, Emails and faxes now to demand enforcement of Prop 64 with marijuana stores everywhere in San Francisco....
Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2017 7:42AM
text A Public Bank of Oakland Could Provide Financial Services to Cannabis Industry by R. Robertson
Oakland will spend $75,000 on a study to examine the feasibility of establishing a public bank in that city. Most corporate banks do not conduct business with the cannabis industry, even where cannabis operations are legal, pay taxes and hire employees. The study will hopefully prove that a public bank would be able to provide financial services to the cannabis industry....
Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:10AM
image Santa Cruz County Cannabis EIR Update and Important Meeting Dates we-support-santa-cruz-cannabis.jpg by GreenTrade Santa Cruz
A draft Environmental Impact Report on establishing a regulated cannabis trade in the County concludes that a more permissive approach is an “environmentally superior alternative” to either a ban or a more restrictive proposed ordinance under consideration....
Posted: Tue Sep 5, 2017 6:32PM
document Recommendations for Action in the MHCAN Crisis backup_of_norse_s_mhcan_demands_flyer_9-3.pdf_140_.jpg by Robert Norse
MHCAN (Mental Health Clients Action Network) has faced a crisis for the last several years with police and city agencies breathing down its neck. The management of MHCAN and its Board of Directors has chosen to pursue, largely a low-profile work-behind-the-scenes approach. There's been little publicity about the upcoming Special Use Permit meeting of the Planning Commission which Board Chair Steve Pleich says is slated for 9-28. A month ago, I wrote the following suggestions to the community....
Posted: Sun Sep 3, 2017 6:06PM
image Support Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) for City and County License 480_wamm-march-church-street_7-16-05_1.jpg by via Valerie Corral, WAMM
WAMM is the longest continually running Medial Cannabis Collective in the nation....
Posted: Sun Sep 3, 2017 3:56PM
image Time for Local Law Enforcement Agencies to Broaden Narcan Policies 480_19388669_1380692842020038_1574328814128116170_o_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Saving Lives Should Be Top Priority...
Posted: Sat Aug 5, 2017 9:14AM
image Time to Revisit All-Volunteer Needle Exchange 480_18891699_10155529045959739_1950062665863627233_o_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Needle Exchange is Not the Problem, It is the Solution...
Posted: Wed Jun 7, 2017 4:19PM
image Mother of Cyprus Speaks Out on Using Cannabis to Treat Epilepsy 480_cbd-oil-extracts-18-1_1.jpg by Keppra Kills
A wonderful interview featuring one of many breakthrough stories on how medical cannabis is helping children deal with crippling seizures....
Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:50PM
image Interview with Valerie Corral of Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) 480_steef-fleur-photo-valerie-corral-wamm-santa-cruz_1.jpg by via Green Gold Stories
‘I don't work with pot, I work with people.’ - Valerie Corral...
Posted: Tue Apr 4, 2017 12:50PM
text Regarding the "No Drugs No Alcohol" agreement at The Village in Oakland by The Village
Q: "So why is there a 'No Drugs No Alcohol' agreement in effect at #thevillage?"...
Posted: Tue Feb 7, 2017 11:34AM
image The Longest Walk 5.2 “Calling an End to Drug Abuse and Domestic Violence” 480_thelongestwalk5-2_1.jpg by Angel Heart
The National Field Office of The American Indian Movement proudly announces, The Longest Walk 5.2, “Calling an End to Drug Abuse and Domestic Violence.” Dennis Banks, National Field Director and Co-Founder of The American Indian Movement issued a three phase - 3 year walk across America in 2016. Dennis Banks stated, “Because of the extremely high rate of abuse, suicides, drug related deaths and destruction, which is at a pandemic stage, our mission is to cross this continent on foot; seeking...
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:02PM
image SCPD Must Revise Immigration Determination Policy 480_15871769_1283221918423732_8490887593269594755_n_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Now Is The Time to Protect Immigrants Rights...
Posted: Sun Jan 8, 2017 11:44PM