The Planning Commission, amidst a noisy protest, has approved a controversial marijuana dispensary in a predominantly Chinese neighborhood in San Francisco, reports ABC7
Former Oakland mayor Jean Quan and her physician husband want to open Apothecarium near a Lutheran Church and preschool.
The decision can be appealed to the San Francisco Board … Read more
A blog published in Salon and Alternet concludes that drug laws are rooted in anti-Asian racism in both the United States and Canada.
The first federal law to criminalize the sale of drugs was passed in 1914, the Harrison Narcotic Act.
It outlawed opiates which were popular among drug users in the Chinese American community … Read more