Jonah Raskin

Marijuana Scarecrow

Marijuana Scarecrows

First off, there’s Cannabis for Dummies, a paperback that presents gobs of information about the marijuana plant that even a dummy can understand. Then...
Teens and the Pandemic

Zoom Gloom: Teens and the Pandemic

Talk to the experts—the psychiatrists and the psychologists—and they tell you that Covid-19 has spelled disaster for American teens. It’s true that for many...

Act NORML: Contra Costa Cannabis

California has 58 counties; the Greater San Francisco Bay Area boasts eight. No two counties are the same, though the common denominator in all...
Cannabis Documentary

Cannabis Documentary: ‘Smoke: Marijuana + Black America’

As a criminal defense lawyer, my pal, Stewart Hanlon, represented for many years his client, Black Panther Party icon, Elmer Geronimo Pratt. “Geromino” served...
THC numbers

Are THC Numbers Really Rising?

When you buy marijuana on the licit or illicit market, do you know what you’re really getting? Even if the product has been sold by...

Smoke the Vote

Cannabis users and cannabis activists—the entire U.S. cannabis world—are giddy with success right now. In five states, blue as well as red, all the...

The Healer Is In

“Who’s the chica?” my nosy neighbor asked when he saw Natasha Khallouf climb into her car and take off. I wanted to tell him...

Marijuana Measure Divides

In August 2020, after years of dickering, the city of Sonoma finally voted to allow SPARC—which has a marijuana farm in Glen Ellen and...

Eddie Alvarez Runs for Council

A local environmental group recently endorsed Eddie Alvarez, though it also called him “rough around the edges.” Alvarez is running for a position on...

Former Agricultural Commissioner Has Island Fever

Tony Linegar retired as Sonoma’s Agricultural Commissioner at the start of 2020. He now lives with his wife, Krista, on Oahu, though he keeps...

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