| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:34 AM
Two men were convicted this week in the 2010 murder of a 27-year-old medical marijuana dispensary employee in Echo Park.
Daniel Deshawn Hinton, 31, and Raymond Lemone Easter, 27, were found guilty of first-degree murder and premeditated attempted...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:45 PM
The fact that his brother was killed in a robbery — over marijuana — is something Steven Butcher can't seem to wrap his mind around. There's a possibility he never will.
But this week may have been a step forward as Butcher, 23, received a...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:52 PM
The minute I saw Monte, I knew something was terribly wrong.
My year-old Havanese normally jumps up when he hears any of us come home — deliriously happy, his body shaking, tail wagging. But on this Saturday morning, he didn't even look up. He was...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Eight men with ties to a Mexican drug ring were arrested after authorities in the Central Valley discovered a drug den filled with more than $1 million in processed marijuana, authorities said.
A narcotics team served a search warrant to residents...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:50 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The city attorney is suing to force a medical marijuana dispensary to close, a sign of a changed policy since the resignation of Mayor Bob Filner.
Soon after taking office, Filner had called for the city attorney to stop taking...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:14 AM
BUENOS AIRES -- Uruguay appears likely to become the first Latin American country to legalize marijuana after its lower house of Congress approved a bill to regulate and sanction the consumption of pot.
Uruguay’s upper house, the Senate, still...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Michael Hastings, the high-profile journalist who died in a fiery crash June 18 in Los Angeles, considered himself to be “invincible” and believed he could “jump from a balcony and would be OK,” according to a coroner’s...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:06 PM
As many people who knew him suspected, the fiery death of the young journalist Michael Hastings in a single car crash was the result of tragic circumstances, not a government plot to get rid of an inconvenient truth teller.
As my colleagues Andrew...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN has decided that marijuana is not a dangerous drug, but one that should be embraced by the medical establishment -- something authors have known for years.
Gupta, who came out as a pot supporter on CNN's website Thursday,...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 1:54 PM
A Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that ballot arguments for two opposing Los Angeles medical marijuana measures do not violate the law and should appear as they were written in the city's official voter guide. Attorneys for both measures had......