| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:55 PM
There is strong evidence that medical marijuana pills may reduce symptoms of spasticity and pain reported by multiple sclerosis patients, but little proof that smoking pot offers the same benefit, according to new alternative treatment guidelines released...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Ventura County sheriff's deputies found a $201-million marijuana grow operation hidden in canyons north of Lake Piru in the Los Padres National Forest, authorities said Wednesday.
More than 50,000 pot plants, stretching over a mile and into several...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Steve Lunardi, Jr., recently told a standing-room-only crowd in Lake Forest how he started drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana while attending Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, and then became a heroin addict.
"It took over my life. … It'...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:58 PM
Marijuana users won't be welcome at the FBI anytime soon, the agency's director said Wednesday.
The loosening of restrictions on pot in some states has forced the FBI to reject qualified applicants because of a policy that bars them from having used the...
| May 18, 2014
| 3:14 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Spice took over his life in middle school. Nothing else mattered. Being high became the norm.
At 12, he picked up his first cigarette. Soon the Newport News teen, now 18, was smoking marijuana, too. "Cigarettes and weed," he said in...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
DENVER — It was spring break, and Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old college student from Africa, had checked into a fourth-floor hotel room with three of his buddies. They had come from their small college in Wyoming looking for an adventure.
No one is...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Marijuana use among teenagers has climbed steadily since 2007, surpassed tobacco use in 2011 and is expected to supersede alcohol use in 2020.
This trend is mainly attributed to the growing belief that marijuana is not harmful to youths' health and...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:22 PM
I was driving down Burbank Boulevard in Van Nuys the other day and noticed a new sign outside a cafe. On the billboard was a smiling marijuana leaf and an advertisement for “munchies,” or wraps with names like “Green Crack” and...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Corbin Braithwaite couldn't believe his kitchen had exploded.
“I wasn’t even playing with fire,” the hospitalized Braithwaite told a Colorado sheriff's detective.
FOR THE RECORD
An earlier version of this post stated...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Sheriff John Jenson watched the 2012 election returns crawling across his TV screen in this rural area just over the Colorado border. Tuned to a Denver news station, he soon realized Colorado voters were about to legalize recreational marijuana.
| May 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is suing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and other federal authorities in a fight over hemp seeds. Here's a look at why officials who had planned to be at a farm Friday will instead be in a courtroom.
| May 8, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Colorado lawmakers have approved the creation of the country’s first financial system that caters to the marijuana industry -- legal on the state level but not on the federal level.
The lack of federal authorization has inhibited pot-related...