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Marijuana, not yet legal for Californians, might as well be [20-12-12] Let Colorado and Washington be the marijuana trailblazers. Let them struggle with the messy details of what it means to actually legalize the drug. M...
Battle over nation's largest pot dispensary heads to U.S. court [19-12-12] A showdown over the fate of the country's largest medical marijuana dispensary heads to federal court, and the outcome could hint at what lies ah...
The next seven states to legalize pot [18-12-12] By legalizing marijuana through direct democracy, Colorado and Washington have fundamentally changed the national conversation about cannabis. As many...
Marijuana decriminalization law brings down juvenile arrests in California [26-11-12] Marijuana is one of the primary reasons why California experienced a stunning 20 percent drop in juvenile arrests in just one year, between 2010 and 2...
Oakland sues U.S. to halt closure of marijuana dispensary [11-10-12] The city of Oakland has sued to block U.S. authorities from closing down a medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest,...
Marijuana only for the sick? A farce, some Angelenos say [07-10-12] One year after federal law enforcement officials began cracking down on California’s medical marijuana industry with a series of high-profile arrests ...
Marijuana: A failure to regulate, but not by dispensaries [02-10-12] The Times' Sept. 27 editorial, "In a haze on pot policy," says, "In the face of this chaos, the federal crackdown is, to some, g...
L.A. repeals its ban on pot stores [02-10-12] After struggling for years to regulate storefront pot shops, the Los Angeles City Council retreated Tuesday, voting to repeal the carefully crafted ba...
Veteran Emerald Triangle pot growers see their way of life ending [30-09-12] Battered by competition from indoor cultivators around the state and industrial-size operations that have invaded the North Coast counties, many of th...
In a haze on pot policy [27-09-12] Late last year, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. affirmed the Obama administration's long-standing policy of taking a hands-off approach to sta...
U.S. raids L.A. marijuana shops [26-09-12] Federal officials brought their war on medical marijuana dispensaries to Los Angeles, raiding several shops and issuing warning letters to dozens more...
Bid to overturn L.A. pot shop ban qualifies for ballot [18-09-12] Activists seeking to strike down a ban on medical marijuana outlets in Los Angeles saw their challenge qualify for the ballot, dealing a setback to th...
Bid to repeal L.A.'s ban on pot shops may be headed for ballot [30-08-12] A referendum to repeal a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles appears to be headed for the ballot, with pot shop supporters saying t...
Los Angeles sued over crackdown on medical marijuana shops [17-08-12] A medical marijuana trade group and 11 patients sued the city of Los Angeles, seeking to block enforcement of an ordinance that would shut down mo...
L.A.'s medical marijuana mess [26-07-12] The Los Angeles City Council is plainly out of its depth when it comes to regulating medical marijuana. This was already clear after years of fumblin...
L.A. City Council bans medical marijuana dispensaries [25-07-12] In what could be a turning point in the city's seemingly unending battle to regulate the distribution of medical marijuana, the Los Angeles City...
Oakland protests U.S. attorney's crackdown on large medical marijuana dispensary [13-07-12] A day after federal prosecutors moved to shutter the country's largest medical marijuana dispensary, city leaders and other officials came to the...
Some Southern California 'nonprofit' pot shops make big money [17-06-12] Many medical marijuana dispensaries have been making huge sums of money even as they claim to be nonprofit, according to court and law enforcement rec...
U.S. targets landlords in fight against medical pot [14-06-12] The authorities are pressuring landlords to shut down the shops or face possible loss of the real estate through the unconventional and low-key us...
10 Reasons to Revisit Marijuana Policy Now [13-06-12] For the first time ever, a solid majority of Americans supports legalizing marijuana for recreational use: 56%, according to the most recent Rasmussen...

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