by David Downs
Here's your headlines: 1) AC/DC's Phill Rudd gets his dope charge quashed in New Zealand.
2) And Willie Nelson will walk for his latest pot charge too. "By making a joke of possession and enforcement laws, Mr. Nelson has done more to demonstrate the ineffectiveness of marijuana prohibition than a hundred lobbyists or a thousand politicians could ever do," opines the New York Times.
3) Ziggy Marley plays HempCon Saturday April 2 in this vid.
4) "U.S. private-sector companies have mercenary operations inside Mexico that appear to be providing high-level training to the Mexican military in support, at least in part, of that nation’s prosecution of the drug war,” reports NarcoNews. The Council on Foreign Relations has stated in March that the U.S.-funded Mexican military has been violating human rights in its prosecution of the war on drugs.
5) Spring is for female stoners, says CelebStoner, who interviews the author of The Stoned Family Robinson.
7) Montana's repeal of its medical marijuana act goes to governor after passing both houses.
8) Famed grower Ed Rosenthal signs copies of Ed Rosenthal's Marijuana Grower's Handbook on April 20th at Book Passage in San Francisco.
9) Arizona's final rules for its medical cannabis industry are going into effect. It'll be easier to get a gun than a legal sack in the desert state, which sounds about right for Loughner Land.
10) Delaware Senate passes medical marijuana law. It heads to the House.