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News, The Snitch People More Open to Cannabis in States With Medical-Use Laws

People More Open to Cannabis in States With Medical-Use Laws

In November, many states will have some sort of marijuana-related initiative on their ballots, with California once again attempting to legalize the drug. (Proposition 19 failed in 2010.) So what better time to gauge the nation’s attitude toward cannabis…
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News, The Snitch Snitchin: Ex-Employee Sparked Massive, Empty-Handed Raid of Sonoma Cannabis Company

Snitchin: Ex-Employee Sparked Massive, Empty-Handed Raid of Sonoma Cannabis Company

Last week's police raid on a major California cannabis company in Sonoma County came after a disgruntled former employee, who is attempting to form his own competing company, called the authorities on his old employer, an attorney said Friday.…
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News, The Snitch Major Cannabis Company Raided in Sonoma Today

Major Cannabis Company Raided in Sonoma Today

Local law enforcement and Drug Enforcement Administration agents in Santa Rosa raided the production labs of prominent cannabis company Care By Design this morning, possibly after receiving a complaint from a disgruntled former employee, according to reports. Several people…
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News, The Snitch Marijuana Legalization Is Heading to California Voters

Marijuana Legalization Is Heading to California Voters

Legal cannabis for all adults (over 21) is closer to reality in California, after the star-studded backers of a well-funded legalization campaign announced Wednesday that they have enough signatures to put the issue before voters in November. Mostly bankrolled by…
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News, The Snitch A 420 Miracle? D.C. Cannabis Activists To Talk Rescheduling With White House

A 420 Miracle? D.C. Cannabis Activists To Talk Rescheduling With White House

The main obstacle holding back progress ending America's increasingly-silly obsession with cannabis is the Controlled Substances Act. Specifically, it's the politically-motivated, scientifically-unsound classification of marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance. According to Congress, cannabis is just as dangerous…
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News, The Snitch Specials, Events, And Picking Up After Yourself: Your 2016 420 Guide

Specials, Events, And Picking Up After Yourself: Your 2016 420 Guide

It’s shaping up to be a banner year for cannabis. With attitudes rapidly evolving nationwide and legalization looming in the country’s largest state, this polarizing plant’s acceptance has never been stronger. So what better year than 2016 to celebrate…
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News, The Snitch City Lays Out Rules For 420: No Selling, Lots of Cops — And Good Luck Driving Home

City Lays Out Rules For 420: No Selling, Lots of Cops — And Good Luck Driving Home

Wednesday is the 20th day of April, in the year of widespread cannabis use. Consuming America's favorite illicit drug is less and less a rebellious act these days, which means more and more people — up to 15,000, by…
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News, The Snitch Bob Marley Weed is Here — And You Can Buy Some

Bob Marley Weed is Here — And You Can Buy Some

If you hadn't heard, the estate of one Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley — reggae music superstar, cultural icon, and reputed cannabis smoker — has its very own Bob Marley-branded line of cannabis and cannabis-related products (backed by $75 million in…
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News, The Snitch SFPD Warns: If You're Going to 420, Leave Your Kids at Home

SFPD Warns: If You're Going to 420, Leave Your Kids at Home

If you’re planning on being one of those wild and crazy kids who goes to Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park on April 20 in order to get stoned with ten thousand like-minded strangers, you might want to leave the…
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News, The Snitch NAACP Leader Calls For Medical Marijuana Industry to Get a Black Business Owner

NAACP Leader Calls For Medical Marijuana Industry to Get a Black Business Owner

California's multibillion-dollar medical cannabis industry is largely a white man's game. It's rare to see a person of color owning a marijuana dispensary or running a major cannabis business; most black and brown people you see in the industry…
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News, The Snitch Former Attorney General: Marijuana Should Be Rescheduled

Former Attorney General: Marijuana Should Be Rescheduled

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has the unfortunate distinction of overseeing America's last great push to halt cannabis legalization. True, federal agents on his watch did not break down doors and arrest people for growing six plants —…
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News, The Snitch Report: Black Tenderloin Drug Dealers Definitely Arrested More Often Than Whites, Latinos

Report: Black Tenderloin Drug Dealers Definitely Arrested More Often Than Whites, Latinos

By now, you may have heard of "Operation Safe Schools," a joint San Francisco Police Department/Drug Enforcement Administration sweep of the Tenderloin meant to crack down on drug dealing near schools. About three dozen people have been arrested since…
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News, The Snitch Sean Parker Doubles Down On Marijuana Legalization; Still Won't Say Why

Sean Parker Doubles Down On Marijuana Legalization; Still Won't Say Why

Sean Parker has doubled his investment in marijuana legalization. Following an initial $500,000 investment earlier in the year, the former Facebook president — who, in his mid-30s, is settling into a new lifestyle as a billionaire philanthropist and angel…
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News, The Snitch Doug Benson Wants No Part of a Super High Me Sequel (But Check Out the Trailer)

Doug Benson Wants No Part of a Super High Me Sequel (But Check Out the Trailer)

If you have not seen Super High Me, chances are you've at least heard of the 2008 documentary in which 420-friendly comedian Doug Benson — even then a "Stoner of the Year," according to High Times — was stoned for…
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News, The Snitch Sean Parker Marijuana Legalization Initiative Begins Campaign; Could Mean $1 Billion for California

Sean Parker Marijuana Legalization Initiative Begins Campaign; Could Mean $1 Billion for California

Tech billionaire Sean Parker's effort to legalize recreational marijuana for adults in California is real. Whether it's spectacular or not is a matter of opinion, but as its organizers announced yesterday, it's funded. That means real campaign workers are collecting…
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News, The Snitch Report: FDA Advises DEA on Reclassifying Marijuana — But to What?

Report: FDA Advises DEA on Reclassifying Marijuana — But to What?

The United States government still considers cannabis to be one of the deadliest substances known to man. Repeated efforts by drug reform advocates to remove marijuana from the Drug Enforcement Administration's list of "Schedule I" controlled substances have thus far…
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News, The Snitch Congress Set To Ban Feds From Enforcing Cannabis Laws — Again

Congress Set To Ban Feds From Enforcing Cannabis Laws — Again

The federal government currently has no business in state-legal medical cannabis. For that, we have to thank Congress, which last year cut funding from the Justice Department. For the purposes of enforcing federal drug laws in states where cannabis use…
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News, The Snitch SF Cop Used Racist Language, Sexually Harassed Suspects, According to Court Filings

SF Cop Used Racist Language, Sexually Harassed Suspects, According to Court Filings

Defendants snared in a federal drug sting are accusing San Francisco police, including one veteran sergeant, of using racist language, committing sexual harassment, and violating city police rules by performing cavity searches on female suspects. SFPD Sgt. Shaughn Ryan, currently…
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News, The Snitch Marijuana Legalization Advocates Jump Ship, Back "Sean Parker" Measure

Marijuana Legalization Advocates Jump Ship, Back "Sean Parker" Measure

Despite a lack of Sean Parker — and a most certain lack of his money — the "Adult Use of Marijuana Act," a marijuana legalization initiative proposed for the Nov. 2016 California ballot, has become known as the "Parker initiative."…
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News, The Snitch U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee Joins Chorus to Fire DEA Chief

U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee Joins Chorus to Fire DEA Chief

The acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Chuck Rosenberg, has been on the job just six months, but he's already stepped in it. The head of the nation's federal drug police recently gave credence to the theory of…
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