| May 8, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Colorado lawmakers have approved the creation of the country’s first financial system that caters to the marijuana industry -- legal on the state level but not on the federal level.
The lack of federal authorization has inhibited pot-related...
| 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 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...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
There are so many firsts and so little time to talk about them all in the world of legalized marijuana.
There's the first state to sell marijuana in licensed retail stores (Colorado, Jan. 1). The first retail store to open in Seattle (Cannabis City,...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:46 PM
The line stretched hundreds of people long down an industrial stretch of Esperanza Street, as throngs of Angelenos endured the baking heat Saturday to get into a Boyle Heights warehouse.
Inside, cannabis growers offered up their crop from glass jars...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 8:42 PM
The first customer to buy legal pot — for partying, not medicinal reasons — here in Washington’s biggest city was a retired 65-year-old woman who overnighted on a sidewalk to ensure her place in hemp history. Deborah Greene...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Adam Orenstein spent years cross-breeding marijuana plants before arriving at his proud new strain, a tall stalky plant frosted with white crystally hairs prized by growers and smokers.
But before releasing it to the public, he and his partners toiled...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: I really sympathized with the Department of Justice lawyer profiled in your article about a recent federal medical marijuana prosecution. ("Pot's popularity, state law create trying times for U.S. prosecutor," July 9)
Sure, it may be...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Does marijuana smoking cause psychosis? Or could psychosis drive pot smoking?
If you believe the panned and parodied 1936 film "Reefer Madness," smoking weed will make one crazy and drive you to a life of crime.
Medical science has taken the question...