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Another Very Important Pothead, Lillian Hellman, Medical Marijuana User

Another Very Important Pothead, Lillian Hellman,   Medical Marijuana User

This is to nominate Lillian Hellman, the playwright, for inclusion on VeryImportantPotheads.com . The site is run by the highly competent Ellen Komp, whose biographical notes blend scholarship and gossip.…

Beverly Hills Shrink: Med Board v. Dr. Frankel, Cont.

Imagine having to attend a public hearing at which a psychiatrist to whom you told the unguarded truth dis­courses on your “anti-social personality disorder.” That was Allan Frankel's plight as…

His Pot Use at Issue: Dr. Frankel Fights For His License

The Medical Board of California is trying to revoke the license of a pro-cannabis doctor -for using cannabis. A hearing held in Los Angeles this week is supposed to determine…

Who’ll Get “Sacrificed?” “Legalizers” Look to 2012

A week after the election, pro-cannabis reform activists held a get-together in Denver that some modestly referred to as a "summit meeting." They defined the yes vote for Prop 19…

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…