If you didn't get a chance to pick up US Magazine last week here is my quote (page 52) for what turned out to be a huge ten page feature on the state of today's celebrity drug use.
The original LA's Dopest Attorney Youtube
"Allison Margolin calls herself Los Angeles’s “dopest attorney.” The 28-year-old graduate of Beverly Hills High, Columbia University and Harvard Law School has her own blog and promotional video on YouTube. Today, the Los Angeles Times helps her cause with a colorful profile of the ambitious young criminal defense lawyer.." Wall Street Journal
"LA's Dopest lawyer, again: Allison Margolin, the 28-year-old Harvard Law grad whose ads offering to represent pot smokers are a staple of the local alt weeklies..." LA Observed
"A lawyer for 3 1/2 years, Margolin has gained notoriety for unorthodox ads that proclaim her "L.A.'s dopest attorney." She even has a video publicizing her practice on the Internet site Youtube." LA Times
"Beverly Hills lawyer Allison Margolin made a three-and-a-half-minute video for YouTube about her practice and her position on issues such as marijuana laws, getting her noticed by commentators all over the Internet." ABA Journal
"L.A. dopest attorney," should send producers scrambling to option the rights to the Harvard Law by way of Beverly Hills High grad's Legally Blonde meets Half Baked life story.
"One very ingenious young lawyer out of California did just that to give herself a competitive edge. Allison Margolin, a newly minted Harvard Law School graduate, who concentrates in criminal law, is very passionate about the decriminalization of marijuana. Her video highlights not just her criminal practice, but has testimonials of her and a client on the courthouse steps. The video allows her to showcase her mission through a medium her client base would most likely use." Connecticut Law Review
"Framed Skunk Magazine features and Us Weekly covers adorn her office walls alongside diplomas from Columbia and Harvard Law. She's been profiled in the Los Angeles Times and keeps a personal blog that covers everything from social and legal commentary to musings on Paris Hilton and Playboy. You can even watch YouTube videos of her expounding on why all drugs should be legalized." Helen Jupiter-Blogger.LA.com
"Allison Margolin, if you read articles written on her, projects nothing less than who she is, irreverent quirky, passionate and committed, well-educated, gutsy, and weaned on criminal law. And her 'brand' shows all of that." Build A Solo Practice, LLC
I've really enjoyed reading about what you've done with yourself from college, right up to now. I also think your networking/marketing prowess is what pisses off your detractors most. YouTube? A stroke of genius!!! They'll make a movie about you eventually! But you already know that right?" Cannazine - Myspace friend
"Been watching you on you tube AMAZZZZZZIIINNNGGG
The best LAWYER - this world needs such people like you to bring justice back RESPECT be blessed and wish you lots of positive energy. STAY STRONG ALLISON." Ash - Tribe.net
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Filmaker Harvey Stein from RXCannabis created a cool documentary on the drug war in California and asked if I would help spread the word, so if you dig the trailer please let him know, and check out RXCannabis other Youtubes Enjoy the clip, RXCannabis, another fine example of going the extra green mile for our country.
March 10, 2007
Want the REAL reason why identity theft is the number one crime in America? Read today's LA Times front page story By Richard B. Schmitt
WASHINGTON — Angry lawmakers on Friday threatened to amend the USA Patriot Act and limit the FBI's powers in the wake of a disclosure that agents had improperly obtained confidential records of people in the United States.
March 9, 2007
Just about every week I get with my pal Jana Rausch who has an upcoming blog, and we scour the tabloids for interesting celebrity tidbits. It's a favorite pastime of ours and a well needed break from reality.
So I was delighted when US Magazine called today and asked if I would provide legal commentary for an upcoming issue about drug use in Hollywood. As soon as I know the issue I'll pass it on!
The FBI is guilty of "serious misuse" of the power to secretly obtain private information under the Patriot Act, a government audit said today. The Justice Department's inspector general looked at the FBI's use of national security letters, in which agents demand personal and business information about individuals without court orders.
Will our president stand up in disgust and demand an immediate investigation? Perhaps the bigger question is will he even bother to comment...
March 8, 2007
They call her the Cannabis Grandmother. And Like our friend Stephanie Landa before her, 68 year old Patricia Tabram joins in sacrificing, so that one day, all of us may not have to. So sorry you both must endure this...it's so wrong and sick... We will continue raising you up and praising you, in our battle against this obsenity to people.
Posted by Allison Margolin at 3:31 PM
March 5, 2007
I'm pretty new to Myspace and this afternoon I got hacked into, it's kind of scary. I read somewhere on myspace that it's full of nothing but anonymous hackers, haters and masturbators ...that might be partly true, but then like just a little while ago, you get good stuff like this:
WOW Your amazing, I just was not sure if you were for real....
Its wonderful what your doing, I recently became very interested in the area of law, police corruption, and criminalization of physicians who prescribe medications legally to pain patients who have been injured due to horrific Vehicle accidents and falls........... I discovered a lot of governmental lies, corruption and disgrace
Lots of over zealous dirty cops and prosecutors looking to promote themselves by destroying the lives of hard working physicians and American patients in the name of war on drugs
Did you read the article written about the war on drugs is the war on doctors? Through all these Dramas I spoke with Eli Stuntman who changed the Oregon laws and met some very interesting people like criminal attorney john flannery and so on..........
PS As you know Marijuana is legal in Amsterdam as well as prostitution in which its regulated by the government hence the criminal aspects of it is removed............ Why is America such Hippocrates who knows?
Would love to talk to you more and make friends
March 3, 2007
(Read LA Times West Magazine's entire feature)
A LICENSE TO CHILL
By Michael Goldstein
Do you medicate? I do.
I'm not talking about Xanax or Prozac or Vicodin or their siblings. I have a "recommendation" (not a prescription, a recommendation) for pot. This puts me in a legally and socially problematic condition. The state of California says I can ingest marijuana for medicinal purposes, but the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration thinks I'm a criminal if I do...
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