In San Francisco, Marijuana is always a topic of interest. This past year saw the city dealing with the ins and outs of medical Marijuana and grappling with a debate over decriminalization. Here are some of our most read posts on the issues.
Get Up, Stand Up: Ammiano Introduces Marijuana Legalization Bill to the Press
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's press conference this morning announcing his
Marijuana-legalization bill started punctually and stayed relentlessly
on-point -- thereby denying a barb to every journalist present. Read More. Chronic City: Yes, I'm a Medical Marijuana Patient. No, I'm Not Sorry.
Mark Leno Introduces 'Joint Resolution' Urging End to Crackdowns on Medical Pot. We Are Not Making This Up.
There are many among us who obviously harbor some enormous moral
judgments about Marijuana and about those who legally use it as
medicine -- as if we should somehow feel guilty about the relief that
is afforded us through using this herb. Read More.
Sen. Mark Leno today announced today he has introduced a "joint resolution" to end the federal crackdown on medical Marijuana
use in California. While this is a matter of serious legislation, one
can't help but notice the howler of a Marijuana-related "joint"
resolution. Leno's spokeswoman, Ali Bay, confirmed that this was not an
attempt at a cute double-entendre by the senator; "We do not have any
choice in the wording." If you're going to introduce legislation
simultaneously to both houses, this is what you've got to call it. So
there you go. Read more
. S.F. Sheriff: Decriminalize Marijuana Now
Sherriff Mike Hennessey accepted Carol Ruth Silver's resignation
from his department over her concerns that the War on Drugs is an
unjust failure that ought to be called off. But he sympathizes with her
contentions. Read more
Marijuana Legalization TV Ads to Hit Airwaves Today
At a time when the governor and legislature have all but exchanged
small arms fire over Arnold Schwarzenegger's insistence on a "no new
taxes budget," a group of Californians today will begin airing ads
pleading for the right to pay more
taxes. Of course, a
number of stations, including at least a pair here in San Francisco,
proved to be as fond of these ads as the governor is of taxes --
because the Californians in question are, as they put it, "Marijuana
consumers" hoping to benefit the state's coffers via government
regulated and taxed pot, a scenario proposed earlier this year by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano. Read More.