| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:40 PM
WASHINGTON - It was a misunderstanding, it seems, but even in this era of looser marijuana laws, the prospect of a top congressman smoking pot was not taken lightly.
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat in the House, seemed to suggest...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Maybe Jerry Brown was more right about marijuana than folks gave him credit for -- at least if a new study on pot has merit.
You may recall that California’s governor, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in March, had this to say...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:11 PM
LITTLETON, Colo. — In the posh resorts of Vail Valley, where celebrities are as common as the paparazzi who stalk them, a machine has suddenly stolen the limelight.
Meet Zazzz, thought to be the nation's first identity-verifying marijuana...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:47 PM
One of the hottest political campaigns of 2014 will kick into high gear this weekend as proponents of legalizing medical marijuana mobilize for a day of political organizing.
From locations in Fort Lauderdale, West Delray and 11 other communities, they'...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:28 AM
Los Angeles Times Opinion LA blogger Paul Whitefield argues that a just-released study reporting differences in the brain scans of marijuana consumers versus non-users may just validate the stereotype that those who ingest the substance become "potheads."...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Over a five-year period, a government-mandated tracking system in France showed that physicians in that country treated 1,979 patients for serious health problems associated with the use of marijuana, and nearly 2% of those encounters were with patients...
| Jan 22, 2014
This is not a column for or against the legalization of marijuana. Full disclosure: I don't smoke - anything.
This column is about the inconsistencies of our national norms and laws when it comes to the regulation of things and substances considered...
| Jan 12, 2014
ANNAPOLIS - The road to legalizing recreational use of marijuana would be a tough battle even if the governor supported it.
Wednesday, on the first day of the legislative session, Gov. Martin O'Malley voiced a strong opposition to the recreational use of...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Several South Florida cities are preparing for the day when Florida legalizes marijuana for medical use.
No matter that the ballot initiative won't go before voters until November: Pembroke Park recently became among the first to consider how to...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
If trial lawyers and out-of-state billionaires have their way, Florida will join states like California and Colorado by creating a massive industry selling things like marijuana cookies, lollipops and candies — all in the name of "medicine." In...