Aug 14 2011

Paul Stanford and the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012

Paul Stanford of The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation in Oregon discusses his history as a marijuana legalization activist, beginning with becoming the NORML coordinator for Washington State in 1982, his association with Jack Herer beginning in 1984, the current state of medical marijuana and the movement in Oregon, and the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012.

Mar 27 2009

The Right to Be Left Alone or Take Another Pizza My Heart

I spend time chatting in the local forums, and have been stalked for three years there by Winston, currently appearing as Futureshock. Two local attorneys have taken on, pro bono, the case of a couple who have accumulated over 60 citations, almost exclusively for sleeping. The attorneys are Jonathan Gettleman and Mark Briscoe. One of Continue reading →

Jan 14 2009

Santa Cruz, It Only Looks Cheap

Yesterday was the first meeting of the new city council and while I had a mild interest in some of the items on the agenda I only went over there, and an hour after it began, because I was really really bored. I noticed two people sitting on the bench outside the meeting room when Continue reading →

Jan 12 2009

The State of The Movement

The Movement is in pretty sorry shape if you ask me. The death-blow came from right here in Santa Cruz, California with the Mentch case. What is important about this case is that it essentially will make it impossible for patients to get cannabis as only patients will be able to grow and distribute it, Continue reading →