Sunday, December 21, 2014

Botulism from Heroin Spikes in Orange County

December 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Need another reason to avoid heroin (other than the fact that it’s fucking heroin?) Orange County, California Health Care Agency officials say three people have been hospitalized over the past m…

U.S. Pot Raids Are Finished Under Bill Signed by Obama?

December 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The days of jackbooted feds raiding legit medical marijuana operations are mostly a thing of the past under the omnibus federal spending bill signed by President Obama this week. An amendment sli…

Confused by Concentrates? This High Times Writer’s Book Explains It All

December 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

If a time-traveling pot smoker from even 20 years ago landed at a social gathering of L.A. stoners circa 2014, he or she would be quite confused. Not by the proliferation of legal weed in Califor…

California Jail Implementing Full-Body Scanners on Inmates to Search for Drugs

December 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A story recently published about drug smuggling being on the rise at many California jails contains this interesting fact about Orange County’s lockup: Not only has there been a massive increase …

Pat Leborio: The Clown Prince of Addicts

November 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This church of ours is open to all. . . . There will be no outcasts,” reads a banner looming over comedian Pat Leborio as he struts onto the stage. He’s in the church hall of St. Clement’s by-the…

US CO: Column: ‘Dude, I Think This Whole Town Is High’

November 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Boulder Weekly, 13 Nov 2014 – It was great to hear that Boulder City Council decided at its Nov. 6 meeting to relook at some of the rules created to regulate the cannabis industry. Overall, council and staff did an admirable job under enormous time constraints after last year’s floods, but as we approach the end of one year of legalization, it’s not a bad time to take a second look at its own decision-making. One of the rules to be reviewed currently doesn’t allow retail shops to sell any marijuana-related merchandising. It’s understandable that council would be wary at the beginning, especially after Boulder County Health recommended no dispensary merchandising, arguing that it might induce teenagers to try cannabis.

West Hollywood Medical Marijuana Shop Raided by Feds

October 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Happy Monday. Here’s your reminder that the war on medical cannabis is alive and well — even in the state that basically started it all: California. Last week U.S. Drug Enforcement Administra…

"420 Nurses" Opens Photography Studio for Models Seeking Canna-Businesses

October 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Even in L.A., it’s still something of a taboo for a woman to brand herself as a pot-smoker. So in 2009, native Angeleno ChaCha VaVoom (née Vanessa Sahagun) launched, a social net…

Law Would Make it Harder For Cops to Take Your Stuff

September 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Cops, backed by federal law, have been taking stuff from innocent people, and some not-so-innocent people, at alarming rates for more than a decade. The government’s “equitable sharing” civil fo…

Hossein Nayeri Extradited To California In Pot Shop Sexual Mutilation

September 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hossein Nayeri, one of three suspects charged in the gruesome torture and sexual mutilation of a Newport Beach, California medical marijuana dispensary owner, will be arraigned today at Orange …

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