The Weed Scene: Going Green in 2014

It's a peculiar hypothetical, but how illuminating it would be to have a close friend come out of a coma that he'd been in since 2004 ... November 2014 rolls around, and he awakes to a country he barely recognizes. There's a confusingly unpopular but otherwise impressive black man in the White House, more than half the states in the country have legalized gay marriage and for a capper(?) -- two states have already legalized and taxed weed, and Holy Willie Nelson, more states have medical and recreational marijuana in mind and on the midterm ballot. That news almost makes [...]

Also on the show tonight…

In addition to speaking with Bob Ferguson of Oxfam America, I'll be joined by Larisa Alexandrovna, managing editor of investigative news for Raw Story. We'll talk a bit about what's happening in Haiti, and she'll also fill us in on a disturbingly sad story about former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter. It was a busy week in the war against prohibition. In our second hour tonight, I'll be joined by Judge Jim Gray, retired CA Superior Court judge who's a speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and author of  Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed And What We Can Do [...]

One Small Step for CA, One Giant Leap Toward Ending Prohibition

The state of California made history today! Until today, no U.S. state legislature had ever even considered voting on a measure that would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana. Today, not only did the California Assembly's Public Safety Committee consider it, they voted on and passed A.B. 390! The Marijuana Control, Regulation and Education Act, authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) passed the committee by a vote of 4-3, clearing the way for it to move to the Health committee before heading to the Assembly floor for a full vote. This is huge news not only for the pot smokers [...]

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