We’re still here! February 2012 issue of NUG hits the streets!
Welcome to the February issue of NUG Magazine, San Diegoâ€™s Original Cannabis Publication, and from the looks of things â€“ the ONLY one left!
As I stated last month, it has been a tough couple of months for the San Diego medical cannabis community. The raids last month on multiple collectives have made it even more difficult for San Diego patients to gain access to their doctor recommended medication! This continued attempt to eradicate the community and stop all access to medical cannabis, which was launched by Laura Duffy and assisted by local law enforcement and the lawsuits put forth by City Attorney Jan Goldsmith, is politically motivated. Those people should be ashamed of their actions against the most vulnerable in our community, the sick and dying! How dare these politicians, using their bias against a natural plant, dictate their actions! Knowing that patients will now have to get their medicine on the black market and risk their safety is outrageous. These political figures are not only going against the will of the voters of Prop. 215, but they are also going against the demand of public opinion! In a recent poll done by the Union Tribune asking the people of San Diego if they support the recent federal crackdown, a remarkable 69% of citizens did NOT!
I also stated that we would be backing and supporting all those who are trying to affect change, and one organization doing so in San Diego is the PCA, who has come together and constructed an ordinance that would regulate co-ops and their operating procedures as well as create a tax for the city. They have six months as of January to gather the 60,000+ signatures needed to get the initiative on the November ballot. If you would like to volunteer to help, please log on to their website at www.pcaca.org and click the â€œBecome a Volunteerâ€ banner for more information.
Now on to the issueâ€¦
We hope you love the cover this month as much as the last two February covers, which were two of our most popular covers over the last 3 years. This year our art director wanted to convey the love that NUG tries to pour over our beloved city with our publication every month.
Though our coverage is lessened with each page of advertising support that is lost because of the federal crackdown and intimidation, we are still doing our best to bring you as much info as we can. There is also more online at www.nugmag.com, so make sure to stay up-to-date with us on the web.
I want to take a little space to wish my amazing wife a Happy Birthday and Valentineâ€™s Day. None of this would have been possible without her help! A special shout-out also goes to the entire NUG family, all who have helped to build this publication â€“ past, present, and future writers, photographers, sales reps, and every single person who has been involved with the publication â€“ we thank you!
I also want to thank all of our readers and fans; we have had the pleasure of producing for you! You have been the driving force that keeps us doing what we do!
-Ben G. Rowin