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California's Marijuana Pioneer Isn't Afraid of Donald Trump

Carly Schwartz | Posted 11.29.2016 | Business
Carly Schwartz

About a month ago, on an unseasonably warm Wednesday evening in the courtyard of the Oakland Museum, partygoers in blazers and floor-length gowns ming...

Feds Drop Case Against Influential Medical Marijuana Dispensary

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

The Justice Department has dropped its case against an Oakland medical marijuana collective, ending a four-year battle over what is considered the lar...

The Cannabis Manifesto

Sara Davidson | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home
Sara Davidson

In The Cannabis Manifesto, Steve DeAngelo has written what amounts to the Declaration of Independence for Cannabis. He's been a leader of the movement to reform marijuana laws for more than 40 years, and is said to know "more about cannabis than almost anyone else."

Matt Ferner

Members Of Congress Stand Up For California Medical Marijuana Shop | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

Three congressional lawmakers from California are accusing the U.S. Department of Justice of overreach in an ongoing crackdown against Harborside Heal...

Carly Schwartz

Justice Department Continues To Crack Down On Medical Marijuana In California | Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

Lawyers for U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag appeared in court Tuesday in an effort to shut down a medical marijuana collective in Oakland, California, desp...

World's Largest Pot Shop Scores Enormous Win

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2013 | Business

By Ronnie Cohen SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A medical marijuana dispensary billed as the world's largest cannabis store may stay open whi...

Morgan Spurlock Is now the Inside Man on Medical Marijuana

The 420 Times | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment
The 420 Times

Morgan Spurlock, documentary filmmaker of such films at Super Size Me and the television series 30 Days, has now entered into America's own green zone, medical marijuana, with his new show on CNN, Inside Man, premiering this Sunday.

Carly Schwartz

'World's Largest Pot Shop' Dealt A Major Blow | Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.21.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Oakland's Harborside Health Center, which bills itself as the "largest pot shop on the planet," was dealt a major legal setback last ...

WATCH: Obama's War On Weed Gets The Dr. Seuss Treatment

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.29.2013 | San Francisco

It's a question every modern California parent has run up against at one time or another: How do I explain the Justice Department's continuing crackdo...

World's Largest Medical Cannabis Dispensary Wins Major Victory To Avoid Shutdown

Lucia Graves | Posted 01.08.2013 | San Francisco

A federal magistrate on Monday ruled that the Harborside Health Center located in Oakland and San Jose, Calif., can continue to operate, despite a bid...

'World's Largest Pot Shop' Wins Huge Legal Victory

Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.03.2012 | San Francisco

Oakland's Harborside Health Center, widely considered the world's largest medical cannabis dispensary, was handed a huge legal victory Friday when a s...

After Increased Crackdowns, Medical Weed Hits The Streets

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business

As federal regulations tighten on medical marijuana growers and dispensary owners, some may find their best bet for business is to bring the product b...

Carly Schwartz

Obama's War On Weed Devastates Community Of Sick People | Carly Schwartz | Posted 09.04.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Five-year-old Jayden David suffers from a rare form of epilepsy. In his short life, he's taken two dozen different kinds of medicatio...

WATCH: Cancer Patients Discuss Buying Medical Marijuana On The Street

| Posted 10.16.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Chris Roberts There isn't much agreement over who uses medical marijuana, and wh...

A Big Mistake In Obama's War on Medical Marijuana

Scott Morgan | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Scott Morgan

Obama once said that undermining medical marijuana laws was a poor use of resources, and he was right. But it's not only a poor use of resources, it's also just plain wrong. As a candidate, and as a leader, it's time for our president to make things right.

Puff, Puff, Life: A Glimpse Inside The 'Largest Pot Shop On The Planet'

Ryan Grim | Posted 07.12.2012 | San Francisco
Ryan Grim

A first-time visitor to Harborside Health Center might have a hard time believing he's about to enter "an extraordinary environment of medical care, honesty, and friendliness," as the place describes itself online.

Cash Crop: Credit Cards Refused At California Pot Dispensaries

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.10.2012 | Money

To most people, the idea of charging a dime bag to your Visa might sound like a half-baked scheme from Pineapple Express. But that was a reality in Ca...

Happy 4/20! 16 Ways Marijuana Affects The Economy

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

In honor of 4/20, we had hoped to give you 420 reasons to celebrate. Then we randomly got lazy. So here are, like, 16 reasons instead. Legalizing m...

Lucia Graves

Obama Administration's War On Weed Rolls On | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.18.2012 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- When federal agents raided Oaksterdam University, Richard Lee's downtown Oakland, Calif.-based trade school, earlier this month, it wasn...

Lucia Graves

Medical Marijuana Activists To Obama: 'We Will Vote For Whoever Is Going To Defend Us' | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Medical marijuana activists have a message for President Obama: Defend us from the federal government's crackdown, or else. Steve DeA...

Five-Year-Old Takes Medical Marijuana On Oakland Reality Show

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.10.2011 | San Francisco

On Thursday night, the Discovery Channel's controversial reality show "Weed Wars" became even more controversial when a father administered medical ma...

Weed Wars: Is the Cannabiz Ready for Its Close-Up?

Heather Donahue | Posted 02.06.2012 | Business
Heather Donahue

As a former pot grower, I took a particular interest in the premier of Discovery's new reality show, Weed Wars last week. As is typical of the pot business, when it comes to the main players, it's a sausage fest.

Lucia Graves

Medical Marijuana Crackdown By Feds Forces Hundreds of California Shops To Close | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.07.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- Medical marijuana dispensaries are shutting their doors in California. Even in the weed haven of San Francisco, three of the best-kno...

WATCH: A Reality Show All About Marijuana In Oakland

Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.06.2011 | San Francisco

It hasn't been so easy for medical marijuana in California lately. In the past few months alone, the industry has been plagued by a renewed federal cr...