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Medical Marijuana California

Carly Schwartz

Medical Marijuana Patients Are Being Denied Organ Transplants | Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

Justin Turley has suffered from cirrhosis, a degenerative liver disorder that keeps him in near-constant pain, for 13 years. Shortly after his diagnos...

Carly Schwartz

Federal Judge Rules In Favor Of California's Oldest Marijuana Dispensary | Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

A federal judge has signaled support for a medical marijuana dispensary in Berkeley, California, despite numerous attempts by U.S. Attorney Melinda Ha...

California City Orders Local Dispensaries To Provide Free Marijuana To Poor Patients

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

By Mary Papenfuss BERKELEY, California, July 9 (Reuters) - A California college town known for its liberal activism has voted to make ...

Los Angeles Set To Open Its First Medical Marijuana Farmers Market

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

Los Angeles’ first medical marijuana farmers market is set to launch July 4, marking a unique opportunity for card-carrying cannabis patients to pur...

Carly Schwartz

California Moves One Step Closer To Ending Medical Marijuana 'Chaos' | Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

A bill that would provide order to California's muddled medical marijuana program cleared a major hurdle Friday, when the state Assembly's Appropriati...

Carly Schwartz

California's Medical Marijuana Industry Gets A Much-Needed Kick In The Pants | Carly Schwartz | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

After multiple failed attempts at regulating California's haphazard medical marijuana program, one state lawmaker has introduced legislation he believ...

Matt Ferner

'I'm Going To Prison For Working At A Pot Shop That Was Legal In My State' | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Robert Duncan moved from Los Angeles to Northern California in 2010 to manage marijuana growing operations for a collective of medical marijuana dispe...

Ryan J. Reilly

This Prosecutor May Have Made Batkid's Day, But Her Fight Against Cannabis Is Hurting Sick Children | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Internet went wild last week when a top federal prosecutor and the FBI jumped aboard the "Batkid" craze, issuing a fake indictment a...

How Many Joints Would It Take To Smoke A Year's Supply Of Medical Pot?

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

Because of California's convoluted medical marijuana laws, some growers technically aren't subject to plant limits, allowing individuals to grow up to...

Without Weed, 'I'd Be Dead Now'

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 10.11.2013 | Los Angeles

Stricken with cerebral palsy after almost being strangled in the womb by his umbilical cord, the 41-year-old Valley Village resident takes a few puffs...

Obama's War On Pot Claims Another Scalp

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

Matthew R. Davies, a California man facing a litany of charges stemming from his work as a medical marijuana provider, pleaded guilty Friday to 10 fed...

Carly Schwartz

The War On Weed Just Got A Whole Lot Worse | Carly Schwartz | Posted 10.17.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Several dozen protesters gathered in downtown Berkeley Wednesday afternoon to fight federal action against one of California's oldest...

Judge Deals A Major Blow To California Pot Shops

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 07.06.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities and counties can ban medical marijuana dispensaries, a decision likely to ...

Another Town Looks To Ban Pot Shops

The Contra Costa Times | Paul Burgarino | Posted 03.11.2013 | San Francisco

ANTIOCH -- Leaders here are poised to move forward with an outright ban on the opening or operation of medical marijuana dispensaries. The Antioch Ci...

More Bad News For Pot Growers

San Jose Mercury News | Eric Kurhi | Posted 03.04.2013 | San Francisco

Dangling on ropes suspended from a helicopter, sheriff's deputies were dropped into eight rough and remote Santa Clara County locations last week to d...

Good News For Pot Shops

Times-Herald, Vallejo, Calif. | Tony Burchyns | Posted 02.20.2013 | San Francisco

In a ruling that might have broader implications in future prosecutions, a judge on Thursday threw out charges against two Vallejo dispensary operator...

LOOK: Famous Oaksterdam Mural Destroyed By Landlord

Carly Schwartz | Posted 01.26.2013 | San Francisco

Oakland residents were saddened to see that a vibrant mural commissioned by Oaksterdam University was painted over by the building's landlord last wee...

Medical Marijuana Activists Demand A Clear Policy From Obama

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 02.14.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- President Barack Obama says he won't go after pot users in Colorado and Washington, two states that just legalized the drug for recre...

University Launches Research Institute Devoted To Marijuana

AP | Posted 01.26.2013 | San Francisco

ARCATA, Calif. -- A public university located in one of California's prime pot-growing regions has formed an academic institute devoted to marijuana. ...

PHOTOS: Experts Choose The Best Marijuana In Town

Posted 01.19.2013 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Chris Roberts What's a medical cannabis competition in San Francisco like? Relax...

Elise Foley

Jerry Brown: Marijuana Laws Should Be Decided By States | Elise Foley | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said Sunday the federal government should respect states' rights to decide how to regulate marijuana use...

Bad News For Marijuana Growers

The Sacramento Bee | Matt Weiser | Posted 12.25.2012 | San Francisco

California's annual medical marijuana harvest is just about done, but this year brings a new revelation sweeping the nascent industry: The feel-good h...

WATCH: TV Star Campaigns For Medical Marijuana In Oakland

| Posted 11.28.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. As third-party hero Gary Johnson cements his status as the most viable alternative pre...

RxCannabis: A Pocket History

Harvey Stein | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Harvey Stein

By 2012, 17 states have passed medical marijuana laws. Many activists say the best thing about the movement has been its success in showing that the side effects and addictive dangers of cannabis are no more serious, and probably less, than that of alcohol or cigarettes.

Incrimination Without Representation: The Silence of the Senate on Medical Marijuana

Amanda Reiman | Posted 11.04.2012 | San Francisco
Amanda Reiman

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngIt is simply unacceptable to stand on the sidelines while unelected prosecutors put patients at risk, destroy jobs, undermine California's tax base, and hand large parts of the medical marijuana market back over to violent drug traffickers and crime syndicates.