A spate of recent articles in the national and alternative press have examined Oakland, California’s very interesting attempts to create a marijuana industrial complex that would throw off revenue to the cash starved city and state. As a sidebar, some outlets have carried stories about what “McDonaldizing marijuana” would mean for small growers. This weekend the NY Times decided to revert to showcasing the cozy human face
of medical marijuana– little old ladies eating pot cookies. Readers of Points who identify as policy wonks can look forward, in the next few weeks, to posts on these issues (probably no cookie recipes, though) from friends of this blog who work in the drug law reform world.