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Humans of Tam: It’s not like I’m reassured

Humans of Tam: It’s not like I’m reassured

By Kennedy Cook and Christopher Giron

April 18, 2019

Humans of Tam features anonymous students and snippets of their voices and experiences. "I definitely think that if I didn’t smoke weed I would do more homework, and be more motivated to have good grades. I smoke almost every morning before school and between most classes because it makes it m...

Getting Ed-Juul-Cated

Getting Ed-Juul-Cated

By Hana Curphey, Additional Reporting by Evan Wilch

February 14, 2018

Sophomore Lily was in history class when the student sitting next to her started Juuling. “The teacher turned around and started talking to me right after he took a hit, so he had it in his lungs,” Lily said. “He wasn’t wearing any sort of shirt [to exhale vapor into]. After the teacher walks...

Mill Valley Marijuana Regulations

Mill Valley Marijuana Regulations

By Camille Howard

October 31, 2017

By January of 2018, the City of Mill Valley must establish a local cannabis (marijuana) ordinance, or else they have to comply with state regulations which legalize medical and recreational distribution. The Mill Valley Planning Commission is currently holding meetings to decide on whether to allow o...

The Dis-Kush-ion: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Marin

The Dis-Kush-ion: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Marin

By Nicole Anisgard Parra, Additional Reporting by Kennedy Cook

May 4, 2017

When it was announced in August 2016 that the famed Dipsea Cafe, located in Tam Junction, was to potentially close, it was the talk of the town. The closure became even more discussion worthy when the owner, John Siotos, announced that the building would be reopened as a medical cannabis dispensary....

Possible Marijuana Dispensary to Open in Dipsea Cafe’s Place

Possible Marijuana Dispensary to Open in Dipsea Cafe’s Place

By Maddie Asch

August 24, 2016

John Siotos, owner of the Dipsea Cafe in Tam Valley, announced on the community website, NextDoor, that the Dipsea cafe would be closing, and in its place, he hopes to open a medical marijuana dispensary on August 15. In December of last year the County of Marin passed an ordinance allowing up to fo...

Pranks of the Past

Pranks of the Past

By Blake Villanueva

November 5, 2015

The final year of high school is the time to make mischief. The most important class tradition is the senior prank, the chance for the graduating class to leave its mark on the school, figuratively or literally. As 2016 approaches, rumors of “literally pooping on Redwood” and trading places with...

The Origins of 4/20

The Origins of 4/20

By Jonah Amargi-Levy

June 7, 2013

Four Twenty. There may be no more combination of numbers that is more synonymous with illegal activity and the counter culture movement than these two. Ask any individual on the street today and chances are that they will recognize 4/20 or what it stands for and you are bound to have a similar answer…smoking...

Taking the High Road: The myth of driving on marijuana

Taking the High Road: The myth of driving on marijuana

By Camille Kaufman

December 31, 2010

A few months ago, senior Jack got pulled over for not having a front license plate. When he pulled to the side of the road, the last thing on his mind was getting a DUI. After all, he wasn’t drunk. “The officer claimed he smelled alcohol, then made me perform a sobriety test, then blow into th...

Proposition 19 raises controversy over marijuana legalization

Proposition 19 raises controversy over marijuana legalization

By Jade Jones-Hawk

November 8, 2010

When asked his stance on Proposition 19, ASB President Liam Burke responded, “I think it’s easier to come out of the closet than come out against Prop 19 at Tam.” Proposition 19, also known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 proposes to legalize marijuana for recreational use in the state of Californ...