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News, The Snitch FBI: Marijuana Union Organizer Took Bribes, Rigged Process

FBI: Marijuana Union Organizer Took Bribes, Rigged Process

A Harley-Davidson-riding union organizer — once hailed as a "Superman" by the California cannabis movement — has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly taking bribes and rigging the union organizing process. Oakland native Dan Rush, 54, an organizer with…
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News, The Snitch Oaksterdam Raid: Journalist Is Only Person Charged One Year Later

Oaksterdam Raid: Journalist Is Only Person Charged One Year Later

Our friends over at SFist today posted a reminder that it's been one year since federal agents -- mostly the IRS, though DEA and US Marshals were on scene -- raided the campus of Oakland marijuana grow college Oaksterdam University…
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News, The Snitch Roseanne Stumps for Medical Marijuana Vote in Oakland

Roseanne Stumps for Medical Marijuana Vote in Oakland

As third-party hero Gary Johnson cements his status as the most viable alternative presidential candidate in recent memory (the Libertarian challenger to Obama-Romney broke the 10 percent mark in one recent poll of Ohio voters), it appears clear to marijuana-minded…
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News, The Snitch Feds Move to Close Harborside Health Center, California's Biggest Marijuana Dispensary

Feds Move to Close Harborside Health Center, California's Biggest Marijuana Dispensary

The federal Justice Department's crackdown on California's medical marijuana industry escalated Monday when the government moved to shut down the state's largest cannabis dispensary.U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag filed paperwork July 6 to seize the Oakland and San Jose locations of…
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News, The Snitch Prop. 19 Backer Richard Lee Not Ready to Count Out Pot Legalization

Prop. 19 Backer Richard Lee Not Ready to Count Out Pot Legalization

Say what you will, Richard Lee is no Joe Namath. The New York Jets quarterback, against all odds, guaranteed a Super Bowl victory. Lee, the pot entrepreneur behind Oaksterdam University -- and the driving fiscal force behind Proposition 19 --…
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News, The Snitch Legalization Measure 'Bad for Patients,' S.F. Cannabis Dealer Says

Legalization Measure 'Bad for Patients,' S.F. Cannabis Dealer Says

Legalization threat "putting us in the shadows ... making us dirty again," says head of Green Cross Cannabis DeliveryA couple of years ago Kevin Reed, 36, president of Bay Area Green Cross medical Marijuana delivery service, had his mother over.…
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News, The Snitch How Do Pot Advocates Celebrate Huge Victory? Use Your Imagination.

How Do Pot Advocates Celebrate Huge Victory? Use Your Imagination.

Yesterday, we reported that an initiative to tax and regulate Marijuana was all but certain to grace the November ballot. Well, guess what? Pro-pot voters, come November, you're hooked up. Needing 433,971 signatures to make the ballot, the initiative --…
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News, The Snitch Pot Initiative All But Certain to Qualify for November Ballot

Pot Initiative All But Certain to Qualify for November Ballot

Math and Marijuana may not go together like chocolate and peanut butter -- though chocolate, peanut butter, and pot go together great. But if you do the math, it appears virtually certain that the "Control and Tax Cannabis Initiative" circulated…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: The Cannabis Cup at Cafe Cocomo

Last Night: The Cannabis Cup at Cafe Cocomo

Third Annual Cannabis CupCafe CocomoTuesday, Nov. 10, 2009Better than: I don't remember.Imagine a place where everyone around you is smiling and laughing--where warm oozy chocolate waterfalls flow like water, and all the snacks are bite-sized. Oh yeah, and you're high.…
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