Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Tag: War on Drugs

Cannabis tax money goes to fund the cops

One way to defund the police: take away the mandatory cut they get of the state's taxes on weed.

The money—and endorsements—in District Five

One of the most interesting elements of the D5 supervisorial campaign is challenger Vallie Brown’s website. Check out the tab that says “endorsements.” Most people running for office make a...

Cannabis has a racism problem. The Floret Coalition can help.

On Thursday, hundreds of people who work in the marijuana industry gathered for a virtual event called “allyship + weed” convened by cannabis brand strategists Humble Bloom and the...

On Juneteenth, Black leaders detail lingering obstacles to change

On June 19, 1865, over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger of the Union Army arrived in Galveston and issued General Orders, Number 3, which...

SF community rallies to support Brandon Lee, shot in the Philippines

Earlier this month, Brandon Lee, a San Francisco native and human rights advocate, was shot by unknown assailants outside of his home in Ifugao, a province in the northern...

Welcome, Puffragettes! ‘Mary Janes: The Women of Weed’ comes to town

PUFF I heard that the cannabis industry was predominantly a male-driven industry when I first got involved in it, and while I've met many men who work in cannabis,...

Puff: The doctor done told me

So US Surgeon General Jerome Adams finally said it. The most authoritative medical opinion in America stated that the government should rethink its stance on cannabis as a Schedule...

Finally, some sanity on legal cannabis

The award for political sanity went Monday to Sup. Sandra Lee Fewer, who pointed out that too much high-end job growth was a factor in the housing crisis. Tuesday...

Cannabis (again), sidewalk robots (again) and a bad housing balance (again)

We are back this week to cannabis. The SF supes were unable to decide how to handle the new industry last meeting. There’s pressure from some anti-pot folks to keep...

Unlikely coalition demands better cannabis law

A press event on the steps of City Hall brought together an unlikely coalition of San Francisco politicians to speak out against recent developments in the city’s cannabis regulations. “The...