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Taking a look at marijuana in the law and in the movies

Taking a look at marijuana in the law and in the movies

Jonathan Nelson

April 17, 2014

Pot continues to be just as hot topic in Hollywood as it is on Capitol Hill. In the mid-1930s, marijuana began cropping up in films around the same time that the government was taking legislative steps to control it. Today, stoner films have become wildly popular with more mainstream stars picking up...

Students unsure about legalizing recreational marijuana in California

Illustration by: Sarah Cascadden

A.J. Circhirillo

March 24, 2014

Morgan Tilford, a senior majoring in communication studies, played for CSUN’s men’s basketball team last year. But he did not return this season to play for the Matadors because of a recurring ulcer problem that has kept him on the bench many times during his sporting career. “There is n...

LA city council will vote to ban medical marijuana dispensaries

Photo Illustration by Charlie Kaijo / Daily Sundial

Laura Davis

February 16, 2012

The Los Angeles City council will vote this month for a ban on all L.A. county medical marijuana dispensaries and collectives until they are legalized by the Supreme Court. Dozens of illegal pot shops are opening on a consistent basis and have lead to crime in the community such as robberies and und...

Using drugs to get through school

Students across the country use illegal and legal substances to concentrate in college.  A CSUN student, who preferred to stay anonymous, said he takes a hit before sitting down to study. Photo Illustration by Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Kristin Hugo

December 7, 2011

Drug users are often stereotyped as party goers or addicts, but what might be surprising is that some students, like one CSUN senior – who chose to remain anonymous – actually use drugs to help them buckle down and get through their school work.The journalism major student first used marijuana recreationally...

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries

Gov. Jerry Brown signed off on a bill intended to reaffirm local authorities' power to create and enforce local ordinances restricting the establishment, location and operation of storefront dispensaries. The law will go into effect January 1, 2012. Photo Credit: Kat Russell / Daily Sundial

Kat Russell

September 18, 2011

Local law enforcement now have the authority to regulate the operation and locations of marijuana collectives in California, according to a bill signed Aug. 31. AB 1300 will go into effect Jan. 1, 2012, and was created to clarify what local authorities are entitled to regulate and what restri...

Program designed to treat marijuana use

Krista Daly

May 16, 2011

It’s been over 30 years since Greg Wilkin graduated from CSUN and a lot has happened since he walked the campus as a college student. Recently, Wilkin, decided to take a negative experience and transform it into a promising business venture. The alum has created a program to help people cut down or stop their marijuana use. Wilkin designed The Chronic Coach 90 day turnar...

Fibers related to marijuana still illegal to grow in the U.S.

Kristopher A. Fortin

May 3, 2011

It looks like marijuana, but it’s not. It’s hemp. To the unfamiliar eye, hemp can be easily confused with marijuana just as hemp fabric is mistaken for cotton in clothing. Underneath the confusion, hemp is a versatile material that can be used to make products such as gasoline, fabric, soap...

Smokeout Festival 2010 photos

Armando Ruiz

October 18, 2010

This year’s Cypress Hill Smokeout Festival brought together a variety of music fans from all walks of life with one common interest in mind: decriminalizing marijuana. The festival featured three stages with a variety of music genres ranging from hip hop and reggae to ska and electro-house music. The...

Even if marijuana was legalized in the state of California, strict child regulation and education is the responsibility of parents

Alexandra Brell

February 2, 2010

Last week, the Los Angeles City Council approved an ordinance that will shut down hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries within the next few months. Medicinal marijuana use is legal, but any move around this subject spurns greater debate of the legalization of recreational marijuana use in the city and state. There is an enormous amount of in...

Legalizing marijuana can reduce crime, increase revenue for state

Madeline Wolff 

November 9, 2009

Marijuana legalization is an issue that has been present in California politics for years. Just now, however, it is coming to a head, as the possibility of its full legalization looms before us in 2010. Until recently, those politicians who outwardly supported marijuana legalization have been ignored or even discounte...

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