East Bay congressmembers team up to legalize cannabis at the federal level

East Bay progressives Reps. Barbara Leeand Ro Khanna.CONGRESSReps. Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna introduced legislation Wednesday that would end the federal prohibition on cannabis.The bill piggy-backs similar legislation introduced with great fanfare last year by Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and gives states the authority to create their own laws and policies for cannabis sales and … Continue reading East Bay congressmembers team up to legalize cannabis at the federal level

BUSTED! ‘Sick’ McElhaney caught playing hooky from Oakland council meeting

Oakland Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaneyis becoming her own worst nightmare for re-election.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL |ELECTION 2016 |A much-anticipated fundraiser for New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker hosted by Rep. Barbara Lee was held Tuesday night at the Oakland Marriott--just a few blocks from a session of the Oakland City Council. For Oakland Council President Lynette … Continue reading BUSTED! ‘Sick’ McElhaney caught playing hooky from Oakland council meeting

Kaplan supports U.S. Senate bill effectively ending war on pot

Oakland Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan says the bill will help free up money for reducing crime.OAKLAND | Legislation was introduced Tuesday in the U.S. Senate effectively seeking to end the federal government’s lengthy war on marijuana and Oakland Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan wants a hit of the historic bill.The legislation, co-authored by U.S. Sens Cory Booker (D-N.J.), … Continue reading Kaplan supports U.S. Senate bill effectively ending war on pot