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
LA's Dopest Attorney NEW Youtubes
May 30, 2007
Lohan bust may mark last call for young stars
The actress' arrest focuses attention on underage drinking at trendy clubs.
By David Pierson and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
May 30, 2007
Authorities are trying to crack down on one of the worst-kept secrets in Hollywood: underage stars partying hard at trendy clubs on the Sunset Strip and Hollywood Boulevard.
Doormen at Hollywood hot spots have been lifting the velvet rope for teen stars for years. Two decades ago, Drew Barrymore became tabloid fodder after being spotted drinking at Hollywood clubs when she was 13 and 14.
May 29, 2007
Lindsay Lohan reportedly checks back into rehab
BY: Actress Archives | Tuesday, May 29, 2007
After a disastrous weekend that saw her drive into a tree, run into a nearby house, and take off again, allegedly leaving cocaine in her car, Lindsay Lohan has checked herself back into rehab again. CBS is reporting that Lindsay Lohan has entered an addition treatment center in Malibu, just days after being arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after she crashed her Mercedes-Benz roadster on Sunset Boulevard at 5:30am Saturday morning in Hollywood. Lindsay Lohan allegedly checked herself into the Promises rehab center in Malibu, the place that reportedly turned around the fate of Britney Spears earlier this week. A source told In Touch weekly that Lindsay Lohan had checked herself into Promises. In January and February, Lindsay Lohan, who doesn't even turn 21 until this July, checked herself into the Wonderland Center in Laurel Canyon for her problems with alcohol and drugs. Lindsay Lohan was seen drinking and partying days after that first trip to rehab.
The publisher over at The Rockit News, and my blog administrator collaborated on a new "LA's Dopest Attorney" ad for me over the Memorial weekend
We wanted something a little more original and upbeat, with an LA city backdrop... I'd say they nailed it!
If you live in the Los angeles area pick up the LA Weekly this Thursday, and on Monday June 4th (in most music stores) you can find the dopest new ad in the Rockit News.
May 26, 2007
4pm Today was deadline so I was up at 6:30 am working feverishly to wrap things up
I'd like to thank Charles my UCLA law student intern for doing a great job. We spent over a hundred hours together and apart brain storming, doing intense research, and a whole lot of typing to get Stephanie Landa's petition of writ is on it's way to the supreme court.
Here then is Ms Landa's Petition
May 23, 2007
Excerpt from the Daily Variety current issue
World of Wonders touts reality trio
Jeffree Star, Jim J. Bullock topline new shows
By JOHN DEMPSEY
Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's World of Wonders Prods. is developing three reality-series projects centered on strong personalities.
"We've become big enough as a production company with the resources to be aggressive in finding real-life characters" who could succeed in a multi-episode series, said Barbato, whose World of Wonders produces such series as "Wife, Mom, Bounty Hunter" for WE and "Tori & Dean: Inn Love" for Oxygen.
"Allison Margolin: The Dopest Attorney in Town," the first of the new development, deals with a Los Angeles lawyer who specializes in medical-marijuana cases while working for her family's practice, which includes her mother, stepfather and ex-stepfather.
Pretty cool huh?
May 21, 2007
Excerpt from recent LA Times article: Senate passes sweeping drug-safety bill
The FDA's powers and staff would be enlarged to more quickly scan the marketplace for risky medications.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a landmark drug safety bill Wednesday, doubling the number of government scientists assigned to ferret out risky side effects in medicines already on the market.
The measure also would create a computerized network to scan medical insurance and pharmacy records for signs of trouble with new drugs, and significantly expand the Food and Drug Administration's power to require drug makers to reduce risks.
"This is unquestionably the biggest change in the FDA's regulatory authority in a very long time," former agency Commissioner Mark B. McClellan said. "It is really a new era for the FDA that will start after this law is implemented."
The Senate bill was drafted in response to highly publicized safety lapses — including the belated withdrawals of the painkiller Vioxx and the diabetes drug Rezulin, as well as the FDA's tardy warning about the suicide risks of antidepressants.
Rezulin, which was found to cause liver failure, was pulled from the U.S. market after being cited in more than 500 deaths. Vioxx was found to increase the risk of heart attacks....more
It is not surprising to me to hear that pharmaceutical (drug) companies are under attack for putting on the market substances that kill a conspicuous amount of people. The reason the “hard drugs” were criminalized is because unscrupulous pharmaceutical manufacturers were lacing their medicines with cocaine and heroin, and I say “lacing” not because people necessarily didn’t know that they were ingesting heroin but because they didn’t understand what that meant.
It is ironic that the war on drugs was originally targeted against corporation and yet has ended up as the war against the common man/woman. Diverting funds from the war on illicit drugs to science, would be an applaudable use of resources.
May 16, 2007
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. —
David Faustino, who played Bud Bundy on the TV series "Married with Children," was arrested on marijuana and disorderly intoxication charges.
Police said they spotted Faustino, 33, and his wife, Andrea, 31, at an intersection late Friday night. Faustino reportedly tried to climb out the car window, then opened the door.
The actor tried to walk away when police confronted the couple, authorities said. The officer smelled alcohol on Faustino's breath and found a plastic bag with a gram of marijuana in his pocket, police said.
Faustino was booked into Volusia County jail and released Saturday.
Volusia County court records did not list an attorney for Faustino. A telephone message left after hours by The Associated Press with the actor's public relations firm was not immediately returned.
Faustino filed for divorce in February from his wife in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences.
"Married With Children" ran on the Fox network from 1987 to 1997.
Mr Faustino let me know if I can help!
LA TIMES - Soy's new competition: hemp
Breads, bars and milk are flying off the shelves, but excitement is outpacing evidence.
By Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
May 14, 2007
Like a bloodhound, Gira Balistreri is racing through the palatial Whole Foods Market in El Segundo, sniffing out some of her favorite foods.
A new employee at the 65,000-square-foot flagship store, she goes directly to several shelves of hemp shakes and snacks, then trots over to tidy rows of hemp butter and oil, then rushes down an aisle and snaps up a fresh package of hemp tortillas on her way to the hemp bars, hemp bread and hemp bagels.
"Hemp," she says excitedly, "is just an awesome seed."
Balistreri isn't alone in her devotion. In the last two years, sales of hemp food products in markets and grocery stores rose by more than 50%, propelling the unassuming seed to an $8.6-million industry, according to SPINS, a market research and consulting firm for the natural products industry.
Hemp foods began filtering into grocery stores about five years ago, after the 1998 legalization of industrial hemp farming in Canada. The U.S. currently prohibits commercial cultivation of industrial hemp, but allows the import of seeds, oil, flour and other byproducts to be manufactured into ready-to-eat foods in the U.S.
May 15, 2007
A sixty year old victim of the drug war details the scary prison life she now endures.
A Day in the Life of a Medical Marijuana POW
After dozing off for the first time, the midnight count starts. Guards with heavy boots stomp by, wielding flashlights and shining them into your eyes to count bodies. Imagine dozing off again, then waking frantically at one a.m. to the loudest buzz that it makes your ears ring as everyone yells fire. Over one hundred groggy, sleepy women stumble down the stairs, side by side.
Posted by Allison Margolin at 6:05 PM
May 14, 2007
May 12, 2007
Mark Cuban producers have invited me to do an interview for a cannabis themed show..Unfortunatley the LA Lakers are history and Mr Cuban's Dallas Mavs were just upset in the first round. I know he's very passionate about his team and his personal projects and I look forward to appearing on his network channel hdnet.
May 7, 2007
May 4, 2007
News From 91.3 KUWS
Washburn decriminalizes small marijuana possession
Washburn has passed a city ordinance that might have people facing tickets instead of handcuffs if they’re caught with marijuana. Danielle Kaeding reports.
The new ordinance keeps people with a joint out of the joint. Washburn Assistant Police Chief Jeremy Clapero says it just gives them a different option on how to deal with pot users as opposed to the previous approach. “They were arrested on the spot and brought to jail—they were booked into the jail and then they would be at some point released and appear in court on that charge. Now there’s a situation where they can get a ticket with the fine amount and released.
A WAY TO MINN!
Paris Hilton is sentenced to 45 days in jail
By Andrew Blankstein and Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writers
4:56 PM PDT, May 4, 2007
Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton today was sentenced to 45 days in jail for violating her probation in a reckless-driving case.
A Los Angeles judge handed down the sentence after prosecutors contended in a two-hour hearing that Hilton had violated her probation when she was ticketed in late February for driving a blue Bentley Continental GTC on Sunset Boulevard with a suspended license. Hilton, who said her aides did not tell her she could not drive, and her attorneys argued that it was a mistake and that her action did not warrant a jail sentence.
But Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer rejected Hilton's plea, ordering her to report to Los Angeles County Jail on June 5. If she doesn't appear, the jail the sentence would rise to 90 days.
Hilton appeared stunned by the ruling and began to cry. Hilton's mother also began to show her displeasure visibly, shaking her head -- and had be warned by a court official to stop.
By Associated Press
Thursday, May 3, 2007 - Updated: 06:05 AM EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - House lawmakers voted 49-12 on Wednesday to permanently extend a program permitting the chronically ill to possess and use marijuana for pain relief in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island became the eleventh state in the country last year to decriminalize marijuana for medical purposes. The program will end on June 30 unless lawmakers pass bills making it permanent.
The state Senate is planning to vote on a similar bill on Thursday. To become law, one of the bills must be adopted by both chambers.
Under the program, 267 patients and 277 caregivers have received state licenses to each possess up to 12 marijuana plants and 2.5 ounces of the drug in a usable form, said Andrea Bagnall Degos, a spokesman for the Department of Health.
Right on Rhode Island!
Posted by Allison Margolin at 4:33 PM
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