by David Downs
Highest-rated Comedy Central series South Park confronted the medical marijuana issue in a new episode “Medicinal Fried Chicken” which aired March 31 at 10 p.m. In a story ripped from the headlines, legislation closes the local Kentucky Fried Chicken. It re-opens as a medical cannabis dispensary. Cartman joins the emerging fried chicken black market as a heavy. Stan's dad Stephen induces testicular cancer to qualify for some Acapulco Gold. The take-away? Watch for yourself. The creators of South Park celebrate their 14th anniversary and talked to NPR's Terry Gross about it.
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Pioneers of Medical Cannabis: The Patient
Panelists include: Valerie Corral, founder of WAMM, WoMen's Alliance for Medical Marijuana, co-author of Prop 215, SB420; Jim Squatter: activist, patient advocate; Frank Lucido MD, Family Physician in Berkeley since 1979, Medical Cannabis Consultant since 1996, Expert Witness; Medical Cannabis, Medicine, and Ethics. Sunday, April 11, 2-4 p.m. Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge, Berkeley; Free
International Cannabis and Hemp Expo
Talks and exhibition including: Oakland City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, activist Dennis Peron, TaxCann 2010 author Richard Lee, live Q&A with Ed Rosenthal. Saturday and Sunday April 17 and 18 at the Cow Palace in Daly City. $24
Oaksterdam University's Spring Cup
A Tax Cannabis 2010 fundraiser featuring a cannabis contest, horticulture and cooking demos, Bliss Edibles, VIP Lounge, food & drink, vendors, and live music from The Paper Sons. Tuesday, April 20, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. 1600 Broadway, Oakland, CA. General Admission: $50; Student/Alumni: $30; VIP: $75; Judge Pass: $150. Sponsorships available.
"The Future of Cannabis in Northern California"
The Press Democrat reports industry, politics and law enforcement will gather to discuss options. Saturday, April 24, time TBD at the Saturday Afternoon Club in Ukiah, CA.
Campaign Against Marijuana Planting<
The DEA consortium that handles yearly eradication programs across the state announces a conference. Monday-Wednesday, May 10-13. US Grant Hotel, San Diego.
High Times-SF Cannabis Cup
High Times' first cannabis cup in San Francisco is a two-day event combining a medicinal cannabis judging contest, and a convention of experts, activists, and industry. Saturday night VIP party with Eagles of Death Metal, and Lyrics Born. Saturday, Sunday June 19-20th. Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison St. San Francisco, CA. $50 early bird/ $100 VIP.