| 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...
| May 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is suing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and other federal authorities in a fight over hemp seeds. Here's a look at why officials who had planned to be at a farm Friday will instead be in a courtroom.
| 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 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 13, 2014
I found the article on the poisoning death of a scientist's dog one of the most frightening things I have read in ages. ("Was poisoning of scientist's dog a warning from Humboldt pot growers?," May 10)
For decades, local, state and federal officials...
| May 14, 2014
| 7:05 AM
During the campaign to legalize marijuana in Colorado, backers of the drug promised it would be regulated the same as alcohol.
Now, however, many Coloradans and pot tourists are discovering that attempting to smoke marijuana outside the privacy of a...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Marijuana use among teenagers has climbed steadily since 2007, surpassed tobacco use in 2011 and is expected to supersede alcohol use in 2020.
This trend is mainly attributed to the growing belief that marijuana is not harmful to youths' health and...