Marijuana

5:25pm

Thu December 12, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Behind the scenes on a pot farm in Mendocino

Federally, marijuana production is still a major crime, one that can land you in prison for decades. Yet, in northern California, there’s a whole economy built around it. They call the area the Emerald Triangle – 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.

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12:00am

Thu December 13, 2012
Marijuana legalization

Today on Your Call: What’s next for legalization of marijuana?


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1:33pm

Fri September 14, 2012
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup - Book Review: “Drugs - without the hot air”

David Nutt is the former chair of the UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. He might still have that post if not for the horses.

In a rational (and non-political) examination of harmful activities, he noted that around ten people die each year in the United Kingdom while riding horses. And there are more than a hundred traffic accidents involving horses annually, some also resulting in death.

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3:38pm

Mon May 21, 2012
Politics

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon Edition for Monday, May 21, 2012

(SF Gate) // Solar eclipse blinds driver. Check out that solar eclipse yesterday? It was blindingly beautiful. In fact, a driver in South San Francisco was, she said, “temporarily blinded” when she ran into a mother and daughter crossing the street during the eclipse. In her defense, Grand Avenue has signs warning drivers of glares – even when there aren't any eclipses happening...

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10:54am

Mon February 6, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: top news stories for Monday, February 6, 2012

A Fremont man has started a campaign against red-light cameras, 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...

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