Archive for the ‘Santa Rosa’ Category

  • Minister seeks return of peyote seized in Santa Rosa

    The Press Democrat

    A minister in the North Coast chapter of the Native American Church says his right to religious freedom was violated when sheriff’s deputies seized mind-altering peyote from his home during a raid on indoor pot gardens.
    Former Santa Rosa resident David Marbain, 56, is seeking the return of nearly 5 pounds of the dried cactus known for its hallucinogenic effects as well as 27 live plants that were taken in the 2010 sweep.

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  • Don’t Call It ‘Pot’ in This Circle; It’s a Profession

    The New York Times

    As more and more states allow medical use of the drug, and California considers outright legalization, marijuana’s supporters are pushing hard to burnish the image of pot by franchising dispensaries and building brands; establishing consulting, lobbying and law firms; setting up trade shows and a seminar circuit; and constructing a range of other marijuana-related businesses.

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