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.
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 accidentally bought twice as much as she?d planned to Tuesday.
Julie Shemitz watched warily as the judge asked prospective jurors whether they or anyone close to them had a card for medical marijuana.
Christen Press and Whitney Engen grew up just 13 months and a few miles apart on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. And they've been virtually inseparable on a soccer field ever since, playing together as kids, against each other in college and now as teammates with the U.S. national team. Both, however, saw their careers get off to inauspicious starts. As a preschooler, Press was forced to play with older kids in a coed league because one team was short a girl. "I didn't touch the ball once," she remembers. "I picked daisies and waved to my mom." Engen played because she got candy when she showed up at practice. And her parents encouraged her because,...