• Letter from the Editor

    Stop the cannabis club hysteria! By David Burton Los Angeles is sick with medical-cannabis clubs. More than 600 collectives, co-ops and dispensaries have sprung up in the city in recent years. The

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  • Culture’s Menu

    August Recipes Kudos to Bubba for his assistance Forget all those fall fashion commercials popping up on TV:  Summer isn't over yet, meaning you still have time to try these delicious,

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  • News Nuggets

    CALIFORNIA UCSD study:  Cannabis effective ?treatment for neuropathic pain Cannabis is an effective medication for neuropathic pain related to HIV, reports a new study by UC San Diego

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  • Legal Corner

    End of drug war 1 step closer to reality By Bruce Margolin It was only earlier this year that San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano introduced a bill to legalize and tax marijuana as a means to

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  • Healthy Living

    HEATH LEDGER & THE TRAGEDY OF MARIJUANA PROHIBITION By Lanny Swerdlow, R.N. Prescription pharmaceuticals caused the death of between 14,000 and 27,000 Americans every year for the past 20

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  • Grower’s Circle

    Harvest means you’re almost home By Uncle Ron The days are growing shorter and visions of buds dance in our heads. Our thoughts turn to the flowers we have toiled so long to bring to this stage.

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  • By the Numbers

    Number of U.S. states that saw tax revenue decline in first quarter 2009: 47 (Source: Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute). Number of U.S. cities that tax medical-cannabis sales: 1

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  • By the Numbers

    Average prison sentence for first-degree marijuana possession (involving a prior conviction or first offense with 2.2 pounds or more) in Alabama: 8.4 years. Average prison sentence for felony DUI

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