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News, The Snitch Dennis Peron, Local Pot Guru, Cleared of Criminal Charges

Dennis Peron, Local Pot Guru, Cleared of Criminal Charges

Dennis Peron has said it all along. For decades, the Castro District resident -- one of the fathers of the American medical cannabis movement  -- has maintained that marijuana is medicine. And for just under a year, Peron has been…
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News, The Snitch Dennis Peron, Pot Guru, Arraigned on Child Porn, Drug Charges

Dennis Peron, Pot Guru, Arraigned on Child Porn, Drug Charges

Dennis Peron, the author of the medical marijuana-creating Proposition 215 and a revered figure in the cannabis community, was arraigned today in San Francisco on drug and child porn charges. The charges stem from a police raid on Peron's "Castro…
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News, The Snitch Dennis Peron, Pot Guru, Raided by San Francisco Cops

Dennis Peron, Pot Guru, Raided by San Francisco Cops

Things haven't been going well for Dennis Peron lately. Peron, one of the authors of Proposition 215 -- the 1996 voter initiative legalizing marijuana for medical purposes in California -- is on the outs with some cannabis advocates for his…
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Owners Uncooperative

With all the talk about legalization looming on the horizon, it's hard to believe that San Francisco's medical cannabis community had some good old days that are now gone. But if you turn the clock back to 2004, one stretch…
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News, The Snitch Marijuana Guru Dennis Peron Suffers Stroke

Marijuana Guru Dennis Peron Suffers Stroke

With the Marijuana movement sparking these days, one of its seminal figures was just nearly snuffed out. Dennis Peron -- a longtime pot activist and the co-author of the 1996 medical Marijuana ballot initiative, Prop. 215 -- on Sunday confirmed…
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Slap Shots

An Unseemly Demeanor "Can you make a peace sign, man?" asks the stinky Haight Street hippie, holding up a cheap box camera. The man in the gold-plated wheelchair and diamond-studded "#1" pendant raises his hand in the V sign, the…
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State Ballot Measures

Propositions 204, 205, 206: Water, Jail, and Veteran General Obligation Bonds Prop. 204, a grand compromise among environmental, business, and farming groups, would fund the largest water bonanza since the Central Valley Project in 1960. The measure provides for ecological…
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Blowing Smoke

Info:Keywords:Correction:San Francisco Police Commissioner Pat Norman's name was misspelled in last week's "The Grid." Info:Keywords:Correction Date: August 21, 1996 Blowing Smoke By George Cothran and Chuck Finnie The story line appeals: Jackbooted Republican henchman storms in from Sacramento and busts…
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Drugs, Politics, and Money

Dennis Peron and the small army of grass-roots volunteers behind Californians for Compassionate Use (CCU) were sulking in defeat in early February. Their campaign to place an initiative on the November ballot that would legalize marijuana for medical use had…
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