| Aug 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Transients hole up in the old cottage resorts where vacationing families once came to fish and swim. Rotted docks and pier pilings litter the lake's shoreline.
Much of this city, in fact, and others nearby in Lake County, looks as if it was plucked from...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 6:16 PM
Colorado's lower taxes on medicinal marijuana are hindering projected tax revenue from recreational pot sales, according to a recent study released by the state's Department of Revenue.
Prior to recreational sales becoming legal in January, voters last...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:20 PM
WASHINGTON After nearly two years of sending conflicting signals on the legalization of marijuana, the Obama administration finds itself under increased pressure from all sides to deliver a consistent message on where it stands.
| 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 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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: I respectfully disagree with your editorial. Rather than back up and fix a medical marijuana mess almost two decades late, California legislators need to move forward and fully legalize marijuana. ("In California, a way out of the medical...
| 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 14, 2014
| 7:17 PM
The Los Angeles city attorney is seeking an injunction to stop what's being dubbed as the city's first-ever cannabis-centric farmers market, which opened for business over the Fourth of July weekend.
The medical marijuana market opened July 4-6 inside a...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time. This is true not only when those thoughts contradict each other, but even when they simply appear to be in conflict with each other but actually aren't. And...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:46 PM
When it comes to liberalizing marijuana policy, Congress has once again shown that it is not always the liberals taking the lead.
The GOP-dominated House on Wednesday delighted cannabis advocates by voting to prohibit law enforcement from going after...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:18 PM
A Highland Park doctor could lose his medical license after state regulators alleged that he issued a fake medical cannabis eligibility form to a 79-year-old patient who paid him $250.
Dr. Joseph Starkman in 2013 required the patient to pay a fee of...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:38 PM
In states where medical and recreational cannabis sales are allowed, disquieting new trends and statistics are proving its unique dangers for those most vulnerable to its effects: children.
One such statistic is a spike in calls to poison control...