| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Tavern owner Frankie Schnarr takes a long draw from his bottle of Coors Light and scans his sports bar, listening to billiard balls rattle and a pinball machine explode with points.
Suddenly, there's that smell: musky-sweet,...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:15 AM
The Marijuana Policy Project recently surprised NASCAR fans with an ad pushing recreational marijuana use. The commercial not only mimicked a beer ad to point out the hypocrisy of legalizing alcohol and not marijuana, it also made a case for why marijuana...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:04 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move marijuana advocates hailed as an historic shift, the Obama administration on Thursday began giving U.S. states wide leeway to experiment with pot legalization and started by letting Colorado and Washington carry out new...
| Sep 2, 2013
Bowing to changing times and admittedly limited prosecutorial resources, the Justice Department announced last week it would not seek to block state laws legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use. The declaration represented a major reversal...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Meeting for the first time since regulations for the medical marijuana program were enacted, the state's six-member Board of Physicians began working out the details of an entirely new system Wednesday.
Without the guidance of the U.S. Federal Drug...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:34 PM
When New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote last week about her “bad trip” -- eight straight hours of paranoia and paralysis -- from sampling a cannabis-laced candy bar in her Denver hotel room in January while reporting on Colorado&...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Sheriff John Jenson watched the 2012 election returns crawling across his TV screen in this rural area just over the Colorado border. Tuned to a Denver news station, he soon realized Colorado voters were about to legalize recreational marijuana.
| May 28, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Ventura County sheriff's deputies found a $201-million marijuana grow operation hidden in canyons north of Lake Piru in the Los Padres National Forest, authorities said Wednesday.
More than 50,000 pot plants, stretching over a mile and into several...
| May 28, 2014
| 6:32 PM
After years of trying, the state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that would regulate the sale of medical marijuana in California, including a requirement that pot dispensaries get state licenses.
Sen. Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) said something had...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Cannabis clubs in San Jose are offering free pot and discounts to patients who go to the polls Tuesday and vote in several contested races.
The Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition is organizing the "Weed for Votes" program as an effort to increase voter...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:22 PM
I was driving down Burbank Boulevard in Van Nuys the other day and noticed a new sign outside a cafe. On the billboard was a smiling marijuana leaf and an advertisement for “munchies,” or wraps with names like “Green Crack” and...