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Operation Full Court Press

Operation Full Court Press

A reliable source comments on Sheriff Allman's $1.5 million estimated budget ("which does not include costs of restoration or contingencies") for the Mendocino County National Forest "Full Court Press" campaign:…

Non-Psychoactive Pot? CBD-Rich Cannabis Seized in California Raids

Mahmoud Elsohly, PhD, is best known for supervis­ing the only federally-sanctioned cannabis grow site in the U.S., a one-acre plot on the University of Mississippi campus. ElSohly also has a…

The Greatest Story Never Told, Continued

A San Francisco Chronicle reporter named Kevin Fagan called on Monday, July 12, to get some quotes. He explained his angle: NIDA and the prohibitionists cite studies showing that marijuana…

Martin Gardner Trivia

When I worked at Scientific American in the 1960s, mail addressed to Martin Gardner (no relation) some­times wound up on my desk. The author of the widely read “Mathematical Games”…

High Times Puts on a White Coat

High Times magazine sponsored the original “Canna­bis Cup” in Amsterdam in 1987. The event inspired plant breeders and publicized their strains and their seed com­panies. It has been held annually…

When Issues Converge: The Pot Conference

Patients Out Of Time is a pro-cannabis reform group led by Al Byrne, a retired Naval officer, and MaryLynn Mathre, a Vietnam era nurse. Al survived two catastrophic events in…

For Howard Zinn: LaGuardia & The Truth About Marijuana

Howard Zinn greatly admired Fiorello LaGuardia and in the end the two men had important things in common. They grew up in New York City, two gen­erations apart, sons of…

Dr. Fride Leaves Us

Ester Fride, the Israeli scientist who showed that a newborn mammal cannot suckle and survive without a functional cannabinoid messaging system, died on New Year’s Day at the age of…

The Calendar Girl Conspiracy

Marilyn Monroe once said, “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle.” This easily would have qualified…

Tim Lincecum’s Pot Bust: Stigma Strikes Out

Only in the San Francisco Bay Area did the story cross over from the sports pages to the news pages: on October 30, Tim Lincecum, the Giants' ace right hander,…

Dr. Assad Loses His License

Hany Youssef Assad, MD, who has approved cannabis use by some 40,000 Californians over the past seven years, is having his license revoked by the state medical board. The board…