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Posts published by “Jonah Raskin”

Cannabis Crop Report, 2022

As always there’s both good news and bad news to the story. In the world of weed, the good news is that this year small…

Don’t Grow; Manufacture: Lord Of The Rings

No, I’m not talking about J.R.R. Tolkien’s superlative epic, nor am I talking about the action adventure movies inspired by “The Lord of the Rings.”…

Another Day At People’s Park

To the eye of a tourist from another city, the plot of land in Berkeley, California that’s known as People’s Park might look like a…

Oaky Joe Report: Over, Under, Sideways, Down

Yes, Oaky Joe Munson, the iconic cannabis grower and infamous Nor Cal outlaw, is driving Bruce Anderson’s Honda, which has racked up 326,000+ miles. It’s…

The Queen Is Rotting in Her Grave

While vacationing on the East Coast in September, I watched TV and couldn't help noticing that Queen Elizabeth died, her scoundrel son, Charles, was the…

Interview With My Double

Q: You have a Double? A: I was tired of being a solitary white male. I wanted a shadow, a Double. Try one on for…

Reagan, Redwoods, Radicals & People’s Park

Where is Ronald Reagan now that the Regents at the University of California need him? Long gone, of course, to the Republican Party Heaven, while…

Diego Rivera Back In Town, Again

Diego Rivera is back in town again. No, not in person. He died in 1957 in Mexico City at the age of 70. But his…

Proactive Environmentalism

Call them the king and the queen of the endangered monarch butterflies. Ole Schell and Elizabeth Weber, both of whom grew up in a world…

The Olive Hackett-Shaughnessy Saga

No one seems to keep a tally of the exact number of storytellers in San Francisco, but there seem to be more of them, at…

The Real Dope

(A Candid Review of Can Legal Weed Win? The Blunt Realities of Cannabis Economics (UC Press; $24.95)) Robin Goldstein and Daniel Sumner, two economists and…

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