cannabis 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 A 21st century approach to drug control http://kalw.org/post/21st-century-approach-drug-control <p></p><p><em>A note to readers and listeners: An earlier version of this transcript incorrectly identified the quotation above from Professor Rob&nbsp;MacCoun&nbsp;as being stated by Beau Kilmer, Senior Policy Analyst at the RAND Institute's Drug Policy Research Center. The text has been edited to correct this error, but the audio has not been updated.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">2013 marks one hundred years since California outlawed marijuana – and with the state supreme court poised to decide the fate of medical marijuana next month, the relationship between California and the drug could change yet again.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:21:29 +0000 Steven Short 21837 at http://kalw.org A 21st century approach to drug control Hazy Future: New Opportunities and Conflicts for Marijuana Legalization in CA http://kalw.org/post/hazy-future-new-opportunities-and-conflicts-marijuana-legalization-ca <p>City Visions explores the policy&nbsp;conflicts facing the marijuana legalization movement in California. Do the recent ballot victories in Colorado and Washington provide new momentum for cannabis legalization in the Golden State? Or will enforcement of federal law by the Department of Justice prevent California from forging its own vision for the use and sale of marijuana?&nbsp;&nbsp;Host Victoria Thorp discusses these questions and more with guests Dr. Robert&nbsp;MacCoun,&nbsp;Professor of Public Policy and Law,&nbsp;UC&nbsp;Berkeley, Beau&nbsp;Kilmer, Senior Policy&nbsp;Analyst at the RAND Institute's Drug Policy Research Center, and&nbsp;Dale&nbsp;Gieringer, Director of Cal&nbsp;NORML&nbsp;(National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws).</p><p><strong>Additional resources:</strong></p><ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.5;">CalNORML's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> conference "<a href="http://www.canorml.org/100years">Cannabis in California:&nbsp; Ending the 100 Year War</a>,"&nbsp;January 26 and 27</span></li><li><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.rand.org/events/2013/02/11.html">RAND Webcast on Marijuana Regulations</a>, February 11th</span><h1 id="RANDTitleHeadingId" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 0px; font-size: 1.8rem; font-weight: bold; color: rgb(102, 51, 153); line-height: 2.1rem; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</h1></li></ul><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:59:27 +0000 City Visions 21455 at http://kalw.org Harborside Health Center wins a battle in the marijuana war http://kalw.org/post/harborside-health-center-wins-battle-marijuana-war <p>Last month, Governor Jerry Brown,&nbsp; speaking on CNN, said: &nbsp;“It’s time for the Justice Department to recognize the sovereignty of the states. We already have a fair amount of marijuana use in the guise of medical marijuana, so we are capable of self-government. We don’t need some federal gendarme to come tell us what to do.”</p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 01:56:37 +0000 Steven Short 20228 at http://kalw.org Harborside Health Center wins a battle in the marijuana war Cannabis news roundup Sept. 19, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/cannabis-news-roundup-sept-19-2012 <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.6551484154640811" 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;">There’s more bad news for teen boys smoking cannabis, but some good news for adults with certain cancers:</span><br> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:47:48 +0000 Steven Short 16887 at http://kalw.org Cannabis news roundup Sept. 19, 2012