Forum | Friday, Apr 15, 2016, 9:30 AM
Microsoft has filed suit against the Department of Justice over requests for customer information, saying people have a right to know when the government gets a warrant to read their emails. Microsoft says it has received more than 5600 federal demands for data in the past 18 months, and in nearly half, the government forbade Microsoft from informing the customer. The suit comes as Congress wades into the issue with a bill that would require tech companies to provide access to data when served by a court order.
Forum | Friday, May 30, 2014, 9:00 AM
The U.S. House of Representatives voted early Friday morning to limit the Drug Enforcement Administration from targeting medical marijuana in states where it is legal. The 219-189 vote was passed with bipartisan support, and it's the first time an amendment protecting marijuana users has passed in the House. We discuss the vote's implications.
Forum | Friday, Mar 21, 2014, 9:00 AM
In a recent interview, California Governor Jerry Brown expressed skepticism about marijuana legalization. "How many people can get stoned and still have a great state or a great nation?" Brown asked. Even so, public acceptance of marijuana and support for legalization are on the rise. Sacramento Bee reporter Peter Hecht has been reporting on this new era for pot policy. He joins us to talk about his latest book, "Weed Land."
A brash Oakland entrepreneur who pioneered industrial-scale pot production -- and even unionized his workers -- has been arrested after being accused of moving operations to a tomato farm.
A little-spoken-of war is taking place behind California's fences and property lines -- trespassing marijuana growers are setting booby traps, resorting to violencem, and spoiling the land.
Officials warned Oakland over the licensing of four giant pot farms, saying the plan is in violation of state and federal law and could trigger multiple legal actions against the city.
Why did some counties seemingly vote against their own self interest, turning away from potentially huge profits.