Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pot pioneers

Posted By on Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 4:38 PM

Pot pioneers: The San Francisco Bay Guardian profiles two simultaneous efforts to Legalize It! in California -- a ballot initiative, led by those studious stoners at Oaksterdam University, and Assembly Bill 390, introduced by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, who's been exchanging sweet nothings with Governor Schwarzenegger of late. A heads-up to the local Chamber of Commerce: Oak-town appears to be eyeballing Humboldt County's own legalization contingency plan. OU cofounder Richard Lee "says his ultimate goal is to place Oakland on the map as a West Coast version of Amsterdam." Hmm. Maybe we can be the West Coast's Freetown Christiana
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Ryan Burns worked for the Journal from 2008 to 2013, covering a diverse mix of North Coast subjects, from education, politics and marijuana to human suspension, sex parties and amateur fight contests. He won awards for investigative reporting, feature stories and news coverage.

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