Marijuana http://kalw.org en Behind the scenes on a pot farm in Mendocino http://kalw.org/post/behind-scenes-pot-farm-mendocino <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federally, marijuana production is still a major crime, one that can land you in <a href="http://www.ussc.gov/Legal/Primers/Primer_Drug.pdf">prison for decades</a>. Yet, in northern California, there’s a whole economy built around it. They call the area the Emerald Triangle –&nbsp;made by Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino counties. In Mendocino specifically, the gradual decline of the lumber industry led to marijuana becoming one of the county’s major commercial crops over the last decade.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:25:09 +0000 Daphne Matziaraki 37096 at http://kalw.org Behind the scenes on a pot farm in Mendocino Today on Your Call: What’s next for legalization of marijuana? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-s-next-legalization-marijuana <P></P> <P> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 20511 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What’s next for legalization of marijuana? Cannabis News Roundup - Book Review: “Drugs - without the hot air” http://kalw.org/post/cannabis-news-roundup-book-review-drugs-without-hot-air <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.24446232569397264" style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">David Nutt is the former chair of the </span><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8353685.stm"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#0000ff;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;">UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.</sp Fri, 14 Sep 2012 20:33:54 +0000 Steven Short 16675 at http://kalw.org Cannabis News Roundup - Book Review: “Drugs - without the hot air” Connecting the Dots: Afternoon Edition for Monday, May 21, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-afternoon-edition-monday-may-21-2012 <p>(SF Gate) // <strong>Solar eclipse blinds driver.</strong> Check out that solar eclipse yesterday? It was blindingly beautiful. In fact, a driver in South San Francisco was, she said, &ldquo;temporarily blinded&rdquo; when she <a href="http://blog.sfgate.com/crime/2012/05/21/san-bruno-woman-blames-car-crash-on-eclipse/?tsp=1">ran into a mother and daughter crossing the street</a> during the eclipse. In her defense, Grand Avenue has signs warning drivers of glares &ndash; even when there aren&#39;t any eclipses happening...</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 22:38:29 +0000 Holly McDede 10976 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Afternoon Edition for Monday, May 21, 2012 Connecting the Dots: top news stories for Monday, February 6, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-monday-february-6-2012 <p>A Fremont man has started a <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/05/MNGJ1N2VRO.DTL&amp;ao=2">campaign against red-light cameras</a>, highlighting the fact that California has the most expensive red-light ticket in the nation at $480. The second highest fine in the U.S. is $250. Red-light camera opponents claim they are an underhanded regressive tax and are more about bringing in revenue than improving safety. According to city figures, one red-light camera in Oakland raked in $4.2 million in 2010, from about 9,200 tickets...<br /> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 18:54:27 +0000 5440 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: top news stories for Monday, February 6, 2012