| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:58 AM
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has loosened up on medical marijuana. An executive order on Wednesday by Cuomo, a longtime opponent of legalizing pot for medicinal purposes, is set to legalize medical marijuana. But it's restrictive.
It will still be illegal...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 4:01 PM
NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo took the first step Wednesday toward making New York the 21st state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, announcing plans to let some hospitals distribute the drug to patients with “serious illnesses.”...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Two robbers convicted of fatally shooting an Echo Park medical marijuana dispensary employee in 2010 were sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Raymond Lemone Easter, 31, and Daniel Deshawn Hinton, 35, were convicted in...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Two robbers had fled an Echo Park medical marijuana dispensary in 2010 with their loot — cash and $10,000 worth of marijuana. They even dismantled the security cameras.
But for no apparent reason, prosecutors said, they returned moments later...
| Jan 16, 2014
The nation's first experiment with the legal sale of recreational marijuana began Jan. 1 in Colorado, and by all accounts it was pretty mellow. Washington state, where voters legalized marijuana in 2012, will begin permitting pot shops this spring. Alaska...
| Dec 4, 2013
Come New Year's Day, in Washington state and Colorado, marijuana will be legit, courtesy of two ballot initiatives. How do you create a legal business out of an illegal one? After 13 years of Prohibition, the country at least had an earlier legal liquor...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:32 AM
JERUSALEM – Asking politicians whether they ever smoked pot can produce answers that range from silly to squirming. But when Israeli opposition leader Shelly Yachimovich was asked the question this week, she just said, “yes.”
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer said his office is moving to shut down 38 medical marijuana dispensaries operating outside the requirements of a voter-approved May ballot measure intended to reduce their number.
An additional 42 dispensaries have...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 2:52 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday vetoed legislation that would have allowed prosecutors to charge possession of heroin, cocaine and other hard drugs as a misdemeanor rather than a felony.
Brown said the bill, which was opposed by law...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:37 PM
The Mile High City is having a tough time living up to its name.
Denver is considering a city ordinance that would impose penalties of up to a year in jail and a fine of $999 for "openly" using small amounts of marijuana in public places. The...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:36 PM
The Highland Park Patient Collective has been praised by Yelp reviewers for its sample room where patients can try their meds, its PlayStation 3 and stockpile of games and its cheap outdoor kush that's good for rolling blunts.
But don't expect the...