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imageThe New War Against the Homeless
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by Keith McHenry
Political recalls and the campaign to dehumanize those who live without housing....
Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:18AM
calendarJoin Us on the Picket Line: Janus of Santa Cruz
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by National Union of Healthcare Workers
200 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA...
Event Date: Thu May 30, 2019 2:00PM
Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 4:44PM
imageSanta Cruz Drug Rehabilitation Workers Take Center Stage at Film Festival
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by National Union of Healthcare Workers
As Santa Cruz grapples with a drug addiction crisis, frontline caregivers at the county’s largest addiction treatment provider are struggling to survive on poverty wages....
Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 4:35PM
imageInmate Dies at Rountree Rehabilitation and Re-Entry Facility in Watsonville
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by Santa Cruz Police News
According to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, 35-year-old inmate Carlos Bolanos was found dead at 5:30 am today in the Rehabilitation and Re-entry Facility located at the Rountree Lane Sheriff’s Detention Facilities in Watsonville. Carlos was in custody at the Rehabilitation and Re-Entry facility since December of 2018....
Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 8:38PM
imageThe People’s Dispensary Fresno Cannabis Town Hall
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by Peter Maiden
The Cannabis Town Hall was held at the First Congregational Church in Fresno on May 6, offering perspectives on jobs in the marijuana business, especially for people of color whose communities bore the brunt of the Drug War and who have trouble finding a living wage....
Posted: Mon May 6, 2019 11:41PM
imageSupport 'mobile' Harm Reduction Services in Santa Cruz County: Refer to data not opinions
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by Harm Reduction Saves Lives
A petition to support mobile harm reduction services in Santa Cruz County has been created. Please sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/mark-stone-support-mobile-harm-reduction-services-in-santa-cruz-county-refer-to-data-not-opinions...
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:56PM
imageTime is Right for Return to All Volunteer Needle Exchange
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by Steve Pleich
Time to Reconsider City and County Drug Policy...
Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:33PM
textPublic 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
imageRally To Legalize Psychedelic Medicine / Nude Summer Of Love Parade
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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
documentEconomic Impacts of Cannabis Legalization in Sonoma County
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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
imageTragic Irony: After Defeating U.S. Government, WAMM Shut Down By California Government
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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
imageAnti-houseless stickers spread in Santa Cruz public areas
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by William Machtes
Sticker carrying violence-encouraging stereotype image of houseless tweaker found on crosswalk button downtown....
Posted: Thu Mar 8, 2018 9:56PM
imageComic Criticizes Supply and Demand for Corporate Marijuana
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by Eugenio Negro
San José writer Eugenio Negro critiques the corporatization of legal marijuana....
Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:44AM
imageWhy Farmers Need Direct Sales
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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
textCall 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
textA 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
imageSanta Cruz County Cannabis EIR Update and Important Meeting Dates
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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
documentRecommendations for Action in the MHCAN Crisis
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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
imageSupport Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) for City and County License
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by via Valerie Corral, WAMM
WAMM is the longest continually running Medial Cannabis Collective in the nation....
Posted: Sun Sep 3, 2017 3:56PM
imageTime for Local Law Enforcement Agencies to Broaden Narcan Policies
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by Steve Pleich
Saving Lives Should Be Top Priority...
Posted: Sat Aug 5, 2017 9:14AM