| May 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Ben Wu took a six-figure pay cut when he left a career in private equity for a shot at the marijuana boom.
Trained to spot small businesses with big potential, he started this year as chief executive of Kush Bottles, a Santa Ana company that sells...
| May 18, 2014
| 3:14 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Spice took over his life in middle school. Nothing else mattered. Being high became the norm.
At 12, he picked up his first cigarette. Soon the Newport News teen, now 18, was smoking marijuana, too. "Cigarettes and weed," he said in...
| 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 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...
| 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&...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:37 AM
Whether you think the grass is always greener on the side where weed is allowed or fear the whole country will go to pot, legalized recreational marijuana has taken root in the U.S. As it spreads to more states, questions about what a legalized America...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:55 PM
There is strong evidence that medical marijuana pills may reduce symptoms of spasticity and pain reported by multiple sclerosis patients, but little proof that smoking pot offers the same benefit, according to new alternative treatment guidelines released...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:58 PM
Marijuana users won't be welcome at the FBI anytime soon, the agency's director said Wednesday.
The loosening of restrictions on pot in some states has forced the FBI to reject qualified applicants because of a policy that bars them from having used the...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...