New Web Home for Cannabis Radio News …

New Web Home for Cannabis Radio News …

Dear Listeners, By all our measures Cannabis Radio News has been a success and is now part of a larger, more comprehensive entity, Marijuana Public Media. For the many of you who subscribe to our email alert, please go to our new home and sign up there. We will leave the CRN site up for a week or so, but all content is available at our new web address where we will continue and expand our offerings of marijuana-focused news and information … please follow us at Marijuana Public Media. yours, Brian Bahouth Share...
Marijuana Investor News #7

Marijuana Investor News #7

David Friedman, Publisher of the Marijuana Investor News, discusses the latest cannabis business happenings with CRN’s Brian Bahouth … this week David takes a look back at the elections …   http://www.cannabisradionews.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/mj-biz-seg-7-final.mp3     Share...
“Every single day people are going to prison …”

“Every single day people are going to prison …”

Heather Burke is a defense attorney who works on the criminal marijuana case that included the recent evidentiary hearing to reconsider the Drug Enforcement Administration classification of cannabis in US District Court in Sacramento.  In an interview with Brian Bahouth and Patricia Smith, Heather Burke shared this worthwhile reminder …   http://www.cannabisradionews.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/heather-flash-1.mp3 Share...
Cannabis Radio News #17

Cannabis Radio News #17

In this post-election edition, Taylor Bickford, spokesperson for Measure 2 in Alaska describes the surprising coalition that formed to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana. Peter Zuckerman, Communications Director for New Approach Oregon also describes unexpected support for legalization in the Beaver State.  Brian Franklin, spokesperson for Florida’s Amendment 2, says the narrow loss of the medical marijuana initiative there is in many ways a victory.  In the District of Columbia, Dr. Malik Burnett tells of an overwhelming victory for legalization in the nation’s capital.  A rocking 5 minutes …   http://www.cannabisradionews.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/crn-17-final-dwnld.mp3 Share...
Dr. Malik Burnett on the Legalization of Marijuana in the District of Columbia

Dr. Malik Burnett on the Legalization of Marijuana in the District of Columbia

Dr. Malik Burnett, Policy Manager in the Drug Policy Alliance’s Office of National Affairs offered his thoughts on the passage of Initiative 71, a measure that would legalize limited adult cannabis possession and cultivation in the nation’s capital (3:46). http://www.cannabisradionews.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/malik-burnett-open.mp3 Share...
Ethan Nadelmann on the 2014 Elections

Ethan Nadelmann on the 2014 Elections

Ethan Nadelmann is founder and Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance.  He shared his thoughts on the results of the 2014 elections during a press conference organized by the DPA (3:54).   http://www.cannabisradionews.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/ethan-nadelmann-open1.mp3 Share...
Inside the Hearings to Reclassify Marijuana

Inside the Hearings to Reclassify Marijuana

In a case that could change the relationship between states and the federal government regarding marijuana, a US district judge in Sacramento, California held a three-day hearing recently that challenged the federal status of cannabis.  At issue is classification of marijuana by the US Drug Enforcement Administration as a “Schedule I” drug, a ranking system established in the early 1970s, and Schedule I is the same classification given to LSD, Ecstasy, and heroin. The classification was reaffirmed in 2011 and upheld in a federal appeals court in 2013. The hearing in Sacramento arises from a criminal case in which several men were charged with growing marijuana in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, and 2 of the people charged face 10-15 year jail terms if convicted, but defense attorneys argued that “marijuana does not fit the criteria of a Schedule I Controlled Substance” and was wrongly used to target their clients.  And so Judge Kimberly Mueller granted an unprecedented evidentiary hearing on marijuana’s classification after attorneys filed a motion last November to dismiss the charges on grounds that the indictment is unconstitutional.  And should Judge Muller find the DEA’s current classification of marijuana a faulty basis for prosecution and sentencing, a similar defense strategy will no doubt be employed across the nation … Heather Burke is an attorney on the defense team and stopped by the studios of KVMR radio in Nevada City, California recently to chat with Patricia Smith and Brian Bahouth, co-hosts of the Cannabis Crusade …   http://www.cannabisradionews.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/heather-final.mp3 Share...