Who Is David Bienenstock?

About David Bienenstock

db's picture

Contributions By David Bienenstock

Legal
Does California Have Money to Burn on Failed Medical Marijuana Cases?

California Cops Should Stop Wasting Millions on Failed Medical Marijuana Cases

In a country where everything good faces cutbacks or outright elimination, and everybody hates “big government” telling them how to live, how can a small, bankrupt city justify wasting millions of dollars on ultimately unsuccessful attempts to shut down medical cannabis dispensaries? And how can a large city whose citizens demonstrably support medical cannabis continue to target providers as even the federal government begins to back off?

Legal
San Diego vs. Medical Marijuana

San Diego vs. Medical Marijuana

The first time San Diego attempted to prosecute Jovan Jackson, in 2009, the Navy vet and former operator of the Answerdam medical cannabis collective won a full acquittal on all charges. The jury actually scolded prosecutor Chris Lindbergh for bringing such a misguided case to court.

Legal
SLOW YOUR ROLL

SLOW YOUR ROLL

A recent, “routine” marijuana arrest in Florida serves as both a cautionary tale, and a timely reminder that while the War on Weed may be ending, it's far from over.

 

How can you tell that pot legalization, at long last, is almost here?