Insight: Isleton's Marijuana Project / Medical Marijuana Testing / SacPress / 70 in 70 / Poetry Benefit
We'll speak with the foreman of the grand jury in the Isleton marijuana controversy. Two acclaimed poets read their work in our studio. And a Turlock couple is photographing all 70 California state parks slated to close this year.
Isleton's Marijuana Project Controversy continues over a huge marijuana farm that had been planned for the city of Isleton. Delta Allied Growers was in the process of building a massive medical marijuana farm on the northern edge of the city to raise revenue for Isleton and create jobs. It was approved by the City Council, but the federal government has intervened and Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully ordered a grand jury report on the city's plan. Today on Insight, we'll talk with Don Prange Sr., the head of the grand jury which recently released its report criticizing the city's role in the development.
Medical Marijuana Testing There's currently no standard for testing medical marijuana for purity and potency as most other regulated drugs are tested. The United States Food and Drug Administration would normally do it, but the federal government refuses to accept marijuana as a legal medicine. Two UC Davis researchers have taken it upon themselves to test medical marijuana sold at local dispensaries. Their company, Halent Laboratories, is also involved in passing state legislation that will standardize testing procedures. We'll talk about it with Prof. Donald Land, President and Chief Scientist of Halent Laboratories, and Reverend Dr. Kymron Brill Jon deCesare, Lab Manager at Halent Laboratories.
70 in 70 Two photographers Melody and David Nocetti from Turlock are traveling around California taking pictures of state parks slated to be closed because of budget cuts. Their goal is to photograph all 70 parks in 70 days. They're in Sacramento this week getting pictures of the Stanford Mansion and the Governor's Mansion, both of which are scheduled to close this fall. We'll talk about 70 in 70 with photographer David Nocetti.